Post # 1
SO the vet called. Her left hip and knee cap are dislocated. He said we have three options.
First, surgery to get it to stay in place, which he said won’t work.
Second another surgery where they would remove part of her hip, which would cause her to never fully put her weight on her left leg, which will make her right hip go bad too b/c she will place the majority of her weight on that leg.
Third, to give her pain meds, but her hoping on three legs will make her right hip go out eventually.
The reason her right hip will go out for options two and three is because she does have dysplasia in both hips already and he said her hips aren’t very good. So any way we spin it, even if we surrender her, the surgeries won’t fix it. They will cause more problems, and they dont even know if they can fix her knee cap.
So I do really have to bid her adieu. Tonight we are going to decide which day to put her down.
So thanks bees for all the support and well wishing, unfort. she didn’t fair well.
on top of everything t minus ten days to wedding. yay.
Post # 3
I’m so sorry for you and your dog! What a sad day/night. It seems as if it is for the better. Hopefully you can take tonight to focus on her and tomorrow you can move onto the final wedding plans.
Best of luck with it all.
Post # 4
Wow scB- I’m so sorry to hear this. My heart is breaking for you and your FI.
Post # 5
My heart is breaking too…why not get a second opinion before doing that..just a question.
I am in medicine and I ALWAYS tell patients to do this if there’s a possibility the outcome is dire.
Post # 6
That’s so so sad! I’m so sorry to hear this. Good luck with it all. Know that we’re all here for you and make sure to put a picture or her favorite stuffed animal or something at the wedding so it feels like you didn’t totally lose her.
Good luck and (((HUGS!)))!
Post # 7
I am so so soooooo sorry!
HUGE HIVE HUGS!
Post # 8
🙁 I’m so sorry for you!! Lots of hugs to you and the fiancee! I had to put down a beloved bunny last year so I can relate. Some things can’t be fixed (she had broken her back and was paralyzed from the bunny chest down) and putting them down is the most humane option, as much as it’s the last thing you really want to do. Although I’d never want to hurt my baby in anyway, it would have been selfish to make her suffer so that I could have her around longer. I’m sure your wedding will be lovely anyways, and your pup will be there in spirit.
Post # 9
Awww, that is so sad. I hope that you will still be able to enjoy your wedding! Your pup will be there in spirit, for sure!
Post # 11
I’m so sorry & so sad for you & your FI. ((((Hugs))))
Post # 12
We had to put our dog down last week, because his health was failing due to bone cancer. It was very VERY hard to say goodbye, but I felt a sense of peace when he passed, and was relieved that he was no longer suffering. (I wrote about it in my blog, and am including the link below to that post – just trust me when I tell you to take the time to read it and the comments – I think it will make you feel better. His foster mom sent me an e-mail about her experience as we put Sami down, and I included that in an update because it meant so much to us and made us feel better.)
Blog Post Here
My heart goes out to you, your FH, and your doggy. She is going to a better place. I know what you’re feeling, or will be feeling in the next coming days – the tears and emotions will well up, and then you’ll laugh at your happy memories with her, and then be sad that she is gone. But you too will feel relief in knowing she is no longer in pain. I found it much harder to let him go and say my goodbye’s his last few days, mainly because I felt so much peace when he did pass, and I was as ready to let him go as I could be. (That didn’t stop the tears though!)
Hugs to you. Lots of them.
Post # 13
What a horrible prognosis. You have a lot on your plate and this is a very sad outcome. I would take your beautiful pup and her xrays to the nearest no-kill rescue. Give her the chance be taken on by a special individual or family that can deal with the challenges that your sweet companion presents. We’ve taken on dogs with medical issues that others might not be willing to deal with because of my skill set.
Catch has an eye problem that requires intensive treatment and the risk of becoming a blind dog, but that is a risk we’re willing to take.
Hang in there… I’m wishing you and your pup the best.
Post # 14
I am very sorry.
However, I can’t believe your vet is actually encouraging euthanizing this dog. Honestly, I would see a different vet. If you get an identical prognosis then you know you made the right decision. However, if you find out a week from now or 6 months from now, that the dog could have lived 10 happy and pain free years, I’d imagine you’d feel even more devestated.
I realize it your dog and your choice. I am sorry this is happening to such a young dog.
Post # 15
I’m so sorry to hear about your sad diagnosis for your dog. I hope that you’ll consider DoctorGirl’s suggestion, though. We also adopted a dog who had been given up due to health issues, and it was the most rewarding thing we’ve ever done.
Good luck, whatever you choose.
Post # 16
I would get a second opinion also.
My first vet gave me lots of "information" about ringworm. How i had to come back, spend money, give him the expensive medication and in the end, it may do NOTHING to fix him. I got sick and tired of him being so sick all the time. Poor miserable sick kitty, right? I went to another vet that my boss recommended. 6 months later, healthy kitty. I know ringworm is not a dislocated knee, but I’m trying to tell you that I basically saw another vet and it changed my perspective. I went from being depressed for over 6 months regarding this to being hopeful and happy. I had been told I should put him down by my parents. Hope is a powerful thing, and sometimes another vet has ideas to fix things. It’s the same with doctors, right? You’d see another doctor if the first one didn’t tell you what you wanted to hear? Heck you’d probably see 4 before it started to sink in that you’d run out of choices.
It doesn’t hurt, it’s only $35 for the vet fee. Sometimes the right vet makes all the difference. Your vet didn’t say anything about braces for your dog or possibly pinning her knee together?
I don’t get it. People get dislocated bones and they manage to fix them. Why can’t they pop your dogs’ bones back in, pin them into place, and brace them so they heal better?
Maybe this is my lack of medical knowledge. Pre med only prepared me so far, but it seems so logical. I think there is an option out there for you to at the least consider.
Still, do what is right by you. You have to live with this decision and if you find peace in it, that’s your choice. I hate the idea of a sweet little baby suffering. If something still doesn’t sit 100% right with you, you have to acknowledge that little nagging voice. Lots of dogs live happy lives with 3 legs after car accidents, coyote maulings, etc. Will you and your fiance’s love be enough for your little boy? I think so