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    Still no idea what it was Riley. The vet thinks it was one of those viruses that are so rare they don't have names.
    There are still a lot of people who are saying my parents should've still got her put to sleep but I'm so glad they didn't - she's still so bright and happy
    She's getting better and better with her walking too. Mum said she found roxy sitting next to their car yesterday so she put her in the car and took her to the park. Apparently she had a nice gentle walk around the park and when it was time to leave mum started walking towards the car and Roxy actually ran away like a naughty puppy because she was having so much fun and didn't want to leave We're heading up to visit my parents in a few weeks and can't wait to see Roxy! Hopefully Meika and Molly can encourage her to play as well

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    Well Roxy has been off her steroids, pain killers and all other medication for a few weeks now and is going great. She's back to being able to walk just as far as she could before the paralysis. Mum said that when she walks roxy, she actually has to physically pick her up and turn her around because she just wants to keep walking and refuses to turn around she can run like she used to now too.
    Mum took her back to the vet that she first went to when the whole thing happened and apparently everyone just kept staring in disbelief... Nobody thought she would walk again. Both the physio and acupuncturist/chiropractor are amazed - they've never seen a recovery like it before. She is completely back to normal and has no symptoms whatsoever.
    Apparently in the last week she has been eating less than she was during the recovery which is a great sign too - her body doesn't need the fuel to repair itself anymore

    So I'm very very happy to say that this will be the last post about this whole thing (except maybe a video next time I visit)

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    that's very similar to what happened to one of my friend's long backed dogs...

    after a few months - she just got better. The months of not walking were torture but the dog got better with no surgery or major intervention by vet. Weird.

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    Freaking awesome news !!!


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    Unfortunately after 4 or so months of being 100%, Roxy relapsed at the start of the week and is back to being paralysed. The vet is so confused and has been holding confrence calls with other vets throughout Australia but nobody has any idea what it is

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    That is a shame. My mothers dog had an unexplained condition that caused her to collapse randomly and completely unable to move for periods of time. Tests were even sent to America and they never figured it out. My mum just had to deal with it.

    Maybe it is some type of a condition where your dog gets periods of remission and then she comes out of it. Not nice for you and your parents. Hoping for the best.

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    Probably about time for an update..

    Roxy is still unable to walk but is getting a bit more strength.. she can roll over and stay in a 'sitting' position if shes placed there. The doggy physio is absolutely lovely, she is going above and beyond and spending hours each day trying to get Roxy better.. Hopefully she will be walking again by Christmas

    I think everyone has reached a decision that if she recovers from this and relapses again, it will be best to PTS

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    what a roller coaster ride your family is having with her.

    Hope she gets better and stays better.

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    Roxy has been taking a few steps.. she can stand up by herself now and walk from one side of the room to the other, so she's slowly getting there! Mum said she walked for 2 minutes straight in the underwater treadmill at the physio yesterday so she was very sore today and not wanting to move much.. it would definitely be a shock to the system!
    Hopefully she will be walking a bit better when we see her on Boxing Day

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    I have been meaning to update this for a while but keep forgetting! When we arrived at my parents house on Boxing Day, Roxy saw our two dogs, got up by herself and RAN over to them... she didn't walk, she actually ran! It was amazing because before then, she had only taken a few slow, wobbly steps!

    Mum has started taking her for walks now.. she only makes it half-way around the block before she gets tired and has to rest so mum has started driving the car to the half-way point, walking home by herself, taking Roxy for a walk and then putting her in the car and driving home

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