Hey everyone. As you know we recently rescued our 2 year old shepherd Ellie. Well we have hit some bumps in the road and it isn't looking too good. Ellie ran into something on Sunday and really hurt her neck bad. We took her to the emergency clinic on Sunday because she was having labored breathing. They said there was nothing out of place or broken or disconnected and that she should just take the prescribed medicine and be limited to the cage with potty breaks. Yesterday she seemed okay minus eating which is normal with a dog in pain. She had very few liquids but seemed to be better. This morning not so much. She wouldn't eat or drink water and would barely move besides to go outside to the bathroom. That is when we noticed that her neck was extremely swollen and that you could feel what I think is her lymph nodes. Well off to the emergency vet my husband went. From there they said that she does have a bit of a fever and that she is definitely swollen but there is nothing they could do because she could use an MRI and they don't do that there. He said he wanted to keep her overnight to monitor her and her pain and to do some blood work so there she stayed overnight. The MRI alone is more than what I make a month and the vet bills are racking up.. but none of that matters to me. I am so lost sitting here at work thinking that there might be a real problem not just some bruised muscle and that my girl is in pain and that this might take a turn for the worse if it hasn't already. I am hoping and praying that she pulls through because man its only been three weeks but she's grown on me she's part of the pack and she is a great dog.