I have a 14-15 year old cat named Baby. When we got Baby she was just a kitten. We had to get her front claws done and she got all of her shots then. Since then Baby had no medical issues at all what so ever, she was always a very laid back and playful cat. Yesterday my mom came home from work and Baby was laying on the floor stretched out, she thought nothing of it and stepped right over her. A few minutes later she noticed our dog Sable gently nudging baby. Not thinking too much about it she went on with her business, until she heard baby in my room (I wasn't home) crying. She went into my bedroom thinking that maybe baby had gotten herself locked in my closet somehow or something. When she got into my room she saw baby stretched out on my bed crying. (Meowing loudly). Knowing then that something wasn't right she took baby to her food and water dishes, baby just laid her head down in the food bowl and refused to eat. My mom then took baby into her room and laid her down on the bed. She says that baby seemed very uncomfortable and agitated, she was swatting at a notebook angrily, not playfully, and throughout all of this baby hadn't stopped crying out. My mom noticed that baby wasn't using her back legs at all, she would try and stand baby up and her butt would sag to the side and she would just fall over. Knowing that something had to be wrong my mom called me and immediately headed to the emergency pet hospital where I met her there. A few hours later we were informed that the vet had looked at baby and couldn't find anything wrong with her from just an evaluation. But the Vet told us that Baby was obviously in pain and there must be something wrong. She told us it may be a partial blood clot, or something with her spine. The tests to be sure were thousands upon thousands of dollars and we couldn't afford it. The vet gave baby something for pain, and sent us home. This morning we went to a local pet clinic and were told basically the same thing, they didn't know from looking at her and we would need to get an MRI and Xray ect. before they could tell us for sure what was wrong. Again, we cant afford it. They gave us 3 days worth of pain medication and gave baby a steroid to see if it might help. We are to go back in 3 days and if she hasn't improved im afraid we may have to have her euthanized. We don't want her to suffer anymore, and any kennel would just do the same because she is so old and obviously unwell. Please, if anyone had a situation similar and can tell us anything, or suggest anything, I would love to hear it. I have had this cat since I was 4 years old she has always been there for me I want to be there for her, get back to me as soon as you can. Please. Thank you.