We've been dealing with weakness & lameness with Ringo since around Christmas. He's had all kinds of blood work, multiple x-rays, from his head to his feet, nothing shows anything clinically significant.
He's now on a small dose of prednisone daily and seeing the vet chiropractor every other week (sometimes weekly or twice a week if things are really bad) but he's just not doing any better.
They've ruled out orthopedic issues and now believe we're dealing with something neurological, possibly spinal or brain tumor, but the only way to know if that's what we're dealing with is an MRI (crazy expensive) and if it is a spinal or brain tumor, frankly, we're not going to try to treat as the treatment might help briefly but at what cost to his poor little body; all this to say, right now, our choice is to give him the best quality of life possible.
I'm posting here in case anyone has ever experienced anything similar, and if so, how did you approach it - what diagnostics did you do and do you believe any treatment was helpful?
I love this boy beyond words. My heart is breaking. He's only 8. I thought we'd have many, many more years together.