|Barked: Sun Oct 8, '06 7:31am PST |
|Well, the vet says that I'm too young and it is not very bad yet. I'm just about to turn 1 year old.
Yeah, my sister is thinking of second opinions but since I'm just on meds still and the vet is does not even want an operation, she's willing to stick it out with this one still.
My sister saw the x-ray. It is not very bad yet. It is just a teeny bit out of the socket. And the left leg is showing signs of HP... but the vet (and my sister) are hoping that the meds will prevent further damage. If the meds are able to help me, an operation will not even be an option.
Choco's sister here:
I assure you, we're not trying to avoid the operation just because of financial matters... we'll spend what is needed for them to get well! And we've proven it with our other dogs. (A rottie we owned before Choco had kidney failure, and my mom thought to fight for her, we had blood transfusions, an operation just for her to get better, but it really was time for her to go to the bridge... but I assure you, she was given the best medical attention we could get.) But since the vet is even the one who is advising AGAINST an operation... I won't insist on it. I mean, if the vet is just in it for the money, she'll insist on an operation, right?
But, really, thanks Iggy! I'll research more on it.
And right now, Choco is in a "chain" that allows him to move around the living room... but is short enough that he can't go up and down the stairs. We're trying to think of ways to make this a lot better for him.
Thanks for all the concern, dogsters!
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