This video is taken two weeks ago, during happier times.
Notice the happy puppy gamboling around, even if she's a bit funny in her legs.
Three days ago, our active jolly little pup crawled under the car and sat there. And sat there. And sat there. Instead of gamboling around as she usually does, she just sat there unmoving. She hardly ate or drank the entire day.
We carried her in at night for bed and she was very listless. She whimpered a little bit when she was carried. The next morning when T&T Daddy tried to carry her down she yelped out in pain. Touching her back legs made her scream out. T&T Daddy managed to carefully carry her down, but her yelps really got to us.
I was to take her to the vet that afternoon. I tried to lift her and she yelped so badly. She was obviously in a lot of pain. I tried to move her and she was in so much pain she bit me. My palm now has tiny puppy teeth scars on them, but they don't hurt nothing compared to seeing her in so much pain.
Poor puppy is on painkillers now. It lessened her pain but did not take it away completely. She still does not walk beyond a few steps, and sometimes whimpers and yelps when she tries to get to her feet. She's also eating and drinking very poorly.
We're taking her to the vet again tomorrow. I hope this is something that can be cured. We suspect she has a very bad case of hip dysplasia, but we hope hope hope its something minor like a sprain. We do not mind a lame pup that will not walk again, but a little pup in so much pain is heartbreaking. The alternate option, if we cannot help her get better, is to put her down. I don't want to think about that now. =(