Back to Ben. A few week agos we went to take the dogs for a walk. When we went to get them out of the sunroom, aka, the dog room, Ben was laying there. When we tried to get him to move we realized that he was paralyzed from the waist on back. He literally could not move his legs and had no control over his bowels.
We took him to the Vet. She was as perplexed as us. We were given a few choses. Very expensive MRI and surgery, or a regiment of steriods or put him to sleep. We could not afford surgery and we didn't want to put him to sleep so we decided to try the steriods, even the the Vet said she would shocked if it worked.
We took Ben home, started him on his steriods and some pain medication, which fortunately knocked him out for a few days.
It took a week and a half, lots of prayers, sleep and medication but Ben is doing great. He can walk with a small limp and even jump up and run up stairs. We think it is a bit of a miracle and so does are Vet. She was so excited to see him this afternoon. She could not believe how well he responded to treatment.
Our family is so excited to still have Ben the miracle dog.