After taking Matthew to the vet, we came home with a lot of drugs and a few half-answers. The vet named a number of different things that could have happened, including a ruptured disk in his spine, a certain kind of tick that causes paralysis, or even pinched nerves.
Matt’s on painkillers now, as well as a medicine that will take down the possible swelling in his spine, and something to temper that because it could cause stomach lacerations.
Basically, we still have no idea what’s wrong. Kind of shatters that childhood illusion of the doctor knows and can fix everything, huh?
We have him inside now, and we had to lock him up because he kept dragging himself around trying to follow us. He looks so sad.
Keep your fingers crossed we get this figured out!