Just came back from the vet. They're pretty sure it's a ruptured disc. He's in a great deal of pain and they've put him on steroids, pain killers and anti inflammatory meds. They've upped his dosage from last time and have one more level they can give him if this doesn't work.
We're referred to a Neurologist but can't afford the $1200 for testing. The vet said that if we can afford the surgery there is really no point in even bothering with the testing. He's in so much pain that if we can't afford the surgery and the meds don't work the only choice will be to put him down so he isn't in pain.
It's hard to think that we could lose Aloysius. I can't stand the thought of putting him down but he's in so much pain. Sadly if the choice came between the surgery and the mortgage we need to keep a roof over Garrett's head.
I've had enough right now. This downward spiral is maddening to all of us.