Leopard gecko paralyzed help

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Maybe three-year-old male leopard gecko wasn’t eating tail was twitching, took it to vet yesterday it had an abscess and required a hemi-pene drain and flush. Afterwards it lost the use of its rear legs it won’t move them there’s no resistance if you gently lift the rear legs they feel dead. Called vet they said wait till today see if they are moving brought it back to the vet they did x-rays nothing shows, vet re-examined it and believe it could be nerve damage. calcium levels are fine it’s not underweight. is there any hope here? the vet was unsure and told us give it a few days, if it doesn’t regain use of its rear legs the are recommending we have him put down which we don’t really want to do but we also don’t want him to suffer. He is on antibiotics and pain meds so he’s comfortable for now
 
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I had a hatchling that lost the use of its rear legs when it got caught in a cage door. I housed it separately and it was able to eat and to move around by pulling with its front legs. It lived for about a year. Euthanizing is definitely an option and you could also see what kind of quality of life it could have without the use of its rear legs.

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He moved around last night and did a small runny poop he’s only taking meds and a paste wiped on his face

Rear legs still not working and we found hi
This morning on his back unable to flip himself over
 

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