Hi all, Our maltese, Salsa has had surgery for an ruptured disc 9 wks ago. She is probably at about 60% of her old self. She can walk with an slight wobble, she tries to run but her back legs can't keep up. She can control her bowel movements and such. Its been pretty sad, though we love her the same but her little spirit is not the same. Hopefully she will continue to improve, but I don't expect much more of an improvement. The surgery was expensive and has helped to some degree, we don't know how she would be with out it, I don't know if I would recommend it. I would do anything for her, being an empty nester, she is our baby I just wish I could do more. Her symptoms are exactly what yours were suddenly and out of the blue. Sorry, wishing you the best.