It's tough to accept as she is not quite 2 years old, but Lucy is having difficulty with her hind legs, weakness that makes it nearly impossible to go up a step or even walk. Had to take her to the vet who x-rayed her, though it did not show much. Given her symptoms and how she is walking, he believes it is some kind of disk problem--it just couldn't show up on the x-ray. She is on restricted rest and some meds. I am supposed to watch for "knuckling" that will indicate a decline and then I am supposed to take her back to the vet's for whatever the next step would be--surgery will be expensive and would involve taking her elsewhere. I am comfortable in my income, but not that comfortable so I'll have to cross my fingers that restricted rest and NSAIDs will help. Last night she was so subdued, her little nub down; this morning she was wagging it again at the cats and at me. But she stumbles and flop-sits, taking her a while to get down the hall. She has been such an energetic, happy Corgi who loves being outdoors and going for her walks--now it's just heartbreaking.
I have no idea if she hurt herself and I didn't spot it. She does not do a lot of jumping up and down on furniture; I try to pick her up correctly. A few weeks ago, she was favoring her left hind leg but the vet and I thought it was her leg. I never even thought it was her back. Yesterday, it changed abruptly to clear weakness in the hind legs.
The other complicating factor? I am scheduled for knee surgery on Monday.