My 20 month old American Staffordshire terrier, Sophia, had an accident 21 April 2007. While driving my 2-seater, she was leaning out the window and fell out of my car when I went over a bump. As always, she had her car harness that was attached to the seat belt, but her front left got twisted in the seat belt and suffered serious nerve damage. The Emergency Vet said could take up to 6 months to determine whether it would heal or should be amputated. She has exhibited partial movement in her foot and walks/runs on her wrist or the top portion of her ankle. There are 2–3 spots where the hide is scraped off where she walks on it. When traveling or when she will walk on pavement I sling her leg up so she won’t scrape it. She had a nerve assessment 3 months after the accident at Virginia Tech regional clinic, the student Vet thought she should have her leg amputated. Her regular Vet said some dogs flip their legs when running or walking, but Sophia continues to support herself on the top side of her wrist/ankle. I have to keep it bandaged due to the hide scrapes but balk at the idea of amputation since has partial use of her leg & I fell somewhat guilty. I just want to be sure before amputation. Please advise.