My pal Chewy has had back leg problems for a while but could still get around fairly well. She never whimpers or whines, but the legs just dont work as well as they used to. Last week she got her left back leg caught up between a metal bracket and our deck. She was stuck for a number of hours while my wife and I were at work. We took her to the vet and they patched her up and sent her home two days later. She seemed to do okay at getting up and walking at the time. Ever since then, she has declined in her abilty to get up, let alone walk. She had been very good at going potty outside, but has lost that ability over the past couple of days. She has also lost her appitie, but will still eat chicken. We have the appointment set for Friday afternoon to put her to sleep. I am having difficulties knowing that once we head down that road, there is no turning back. She is a Black Lab that has lived for 15.5 years, which is very long. but I am having a lot of difficulties with this.