so here goes. our 6 y/o boxer, lil ms. abigail had surgery about a week ago to remove a mass on her hind quarters. we picked her up that same evening and she was still sedated, but did really well with walking. she slept for the better part of the evening, which is to be expected. she was on pain medication for 5 days and i attributed her overall demeanor to this. she just kinda laid around, didn't get up unless it was to eat or go potty. we had quite a bit of snuggle time! on the 6th day she was walking around almost as if she was drunk. she laid in the floor and would just stare off into space. she would go down the steps and miss the bottom one, and not fall over but kinda teeter and catch herself. she would look to jump up in her chair and hop up but then topple over. my thought was maybe she was in pain and not used to dealing with it. the next day i called the vet, they checked her out, and noticed one side of her face was unresponsive, and her upper lip was hanging low...they diagnosed her with palsy...my poor lil thing. so one side of her face resembles a mastiff, still as (mom goggles) adorable as ever! the vet said that sometimes when pets are laid on their side during surgery palsy will occur, but she said lil abby was on her belly?!? the vet wants her back in about a week, said it is possible that it can go away, if not neurological tests will need to be done. but i'm kinda curious to see if anyone else has had this experience. or what causes it?!? the vet said it could be just the extra stress. abby is coping well tho, kinda sad to watch her eat, takes her a bit longer, and she is still wobbly when it comes to moving at times. so if nothing more maybe just some prayers for the lil pup, she has been such a blessing! and for some good news, the mass was benigin!