Tiny Bixby suddenly began to go lame in his back legs

Bixby suddenly began to go lame in his back legs. Photo: Sheryl Geer Strickland

PRAY FOR: Bixby, 7yo? (rescue). Hindlimb lameness. Lord Jesus we ask that You would reposition Bixby’s spine and calm any inflammation that may have led to this sudden condition. We know that You designed and created his tiny body and only You can keep it functioning according to it’s form. We ask that this would be a transient problem; that Bixby would recover from this incident and have no further issues. In the Name of Adonai Rapha. God our Healer. Amen. <3 Caren

Sheryl Geer Strickland 9-14-20: Hi Caren, Can I please ask for prayers for my sweet Bixby? Friday afternoon his back legs started going lame. We took him to ER vet Friday night and exam and x-rays were normal. He is on Metacam and Gabapentin and we will follow up with our vet tomorrow. He has improved some. He is our happy go lucky boy and has not stopped wagging his tail or giving kisses. Praying he will fully recover soon 💜.

Psalm 41:1-3(ESV) 41 Blessed is the one who considers the poor!
In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;
2 the Lord protects him and keeps him alive;
he is called blessed in the land;
you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord sustains him on his sickbed;
in his illness you restore him to full health.

Prayers for Pets
Oh my goodness, did something happened that precipitated this?I’m praying for him of course!
Sheryl Geer Strickland
He was fine beforehand. We had taken a nap on the couch, he went out to tee tee, then just started waking gingerly. I was out with him the whole time, didn’t see anything happen and he never cried. No clue what caused it.
Prayers for Pets
How disturbing and scary… do you have a vet chiropractor in your area or someone who does body work on pets?


Sheryl Geer Strickland
I believe so. I think they do chiropractic and/or acupuncture. I tried to get Ernie there years ago and the wait list was insane. I’ll check with them once we follow up tomorrow. The x-rays showed only very mild arthritis, which they said shouldn’t cause this. Something is going on though 😞.

Prayers for Pets
It sounds mechanical to me. By that I mean the way the body works. Yes if you could see a chiropractor or acupuncture I think they would be most helpful. Medication will help [him] feel better but it’s less likely to resolve the problem. I will absolutely post him tomorrow morning. I’m so sorry this happened😔. You know I’m going to be praying for you guys, sis. Victor too. Bixby is so totally adorable. Is he part Yorkie?

Sheryl Geer Strickland
We think he’s some type of terrier. He’s wire haired. He came from our local shelter and has the best personality ever. He just loves everyone and loves to play with his squeak toys.
This is him earlier this morning. He still wants to play.
Prayers for Pets
So he’s not a chi mix?
Sheryl Geer Strickland
They think Chi/Terrier. I don’t see much Chi though.

The top was his intake photo at the shelter. I knew we had to go get him 💜.
Prayers for Pets
Oh my gosh I love that video! He is just so Charming!
Sheryl Geer Strickland
He’s wonderful. Perfect little guy.

Prayers for Pets
Looks like long-haired chi/Yorkie to me. 100% adorable!
Sheryl Geer Strickland
💜💜💜
Prayers for Pets
Sheryl Geer Strickland
Thank you so much 🙂.
Prayers for Pets
Of course

Prayers for Pets
I forgot to ask you two things 1. how is Chachi doing? 2. How old is Bixby?
Sheryl Geer Strickland
Chachi is doing great. Still on drops twice a day, follow up in 3 months now instead of 3 weeks. Bixby Is maybe 5-7? We don’t know exactly. Definitely under 10.
5:52 AM
Prayers for Pets
I’ll say 7, he looks a bit on the senior side, but maybe that’s just cuz of the back legs. Poor lil guy…
Sheryl Geer Strickland
I’m going to take him for cold laser therapy after work at my vet. She said the meds are good and we should see improvement soon, otherwise a neuro consult.

Some possible helps for Bixby

Even though these are probably different conditions than Bixby is suffering; inflammation can be calmed naturally with some of the suggestions here <3 Caren
Recipe for Golden Paste and more

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