Oh Gib. We'll be thinking of you. Can't think of anything more sad than your dog in pain. Glad you thought about Kim's vet, and his thoughts, but as he said, he's not there, and can only guess.
Kim has been very helpful. Even a little brave.
We had given him a summary but few details and he questioned us, to make sure we weren't jumping in to surgery too quickly. New puppy owners can be a bit too "motherly". (Guilty as charged.)
But, after filling Kim in on all the details of nearly two months of working with this he said he understands. He and his vet said it is the first case they know of in the AI Dogs. There have been other "growing pains" dis-eases; but all have grown out of it.
They also said, that the point we are at, having confirmed now with 7 count 'em seven Vets, that we should do it.
Wicca is getting so good at catching the Frisbee; after Monday it'll be weeks before she gets to even try it again!!
I/we are gathering links to ideas of what all we can do with Wicca while she is convalescing! I haven't found any definitive resource book or website yet but am still looking. Star reminded me of the training videos she's pointed out before and they have already made a difference in our leash walking.
Let us know any thoughts you may have when you have any time free from the joy and drama of your own lives and AI Dogs!
Be well everyone. We'll check in later.