Hi. My 9 year old golden retriever had back surgery for a herniated disc in his lower back almost one year ago. He was unable to use his back legs at all before surgery. Following the surgery he was able to get up and walk again. It was a very rough recovery because all the medicine he was on made him very sick to his stomach. We did get through 3 weeks of misery and were so happy to have our baby back. However he has continued to have bouts of rough times. He has walked with a limp since the surgery but also has had times where his back legs give out on him and accidents. We manage him on steroids when this happens and they are a miracle he will get better again. The problem is when he is on steroids for longer then a week he loses control of his bladder and his bowel movements. He once again is having a bout of his back legs giving out on him where he is falling over. I gave him a steroid tonight in hopes that a few days of steroids and rest will help him again. We spent over 8,000 and in no way could afford another surgery. Do you know of anything else we can do for him or any other medications we could try? We love him so much but he is a very large golden and weighs 120lbs which makes harder to handle. He is still so sweet and showing no signs that he is in pain. The steroids do work but I can not have my house ruined by the horrible accidents they cause. I will take any advice on this subject. Thank you so much!