This afternoon Solomon began to demonstrate severe weakness in his hindquarters after our walk and it's grown worse as the evening's gone along. I am pretty sure he has a slipped disc, but I don't know the severity of it yet. German Shepherds are so prone to this that they call it German Shepherd Syndrome. In humans, most of the time it's a matter of bed rest. In dogs it's a lot more serious. What complicates things further is that he's nine years old (that's about sixty in people years) which means the damage may extensive, he just hasn't presented anything until now.
We're going to the vet in the morning. I have no idea how we're going to afford this.
It's been that kind of day, just in general.