Toller has smashed all the connecting bones in the front of her foot.
There are two options: she has surgery to fit wires which might help the foot recover. This could leave her with less of a chance of arthritis and able to go on short strolls with being carried (walking on lead for a minute, carry, another brief pootle, carry etc).
The other option is use a special type of splint to help it repair itself. Again the vet can’t say the prognosis, but thinks this would leave her with more lameness and more possibility of arthritis.
Toller will not be able to go on walks anymore, ever. She must not interact with any dogs bigger than her FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE, and obviously can’t interact with tiny dogs for the foreseeable months. She will be disabled for life.
I am beyond devastated, I can’t put into words how sad I am and I’m so fucking upset that the vet said it was a minor thing and wasn’t even going to do the x-ray and then she did and first it was two bones broken, then four and now it’s her whole foot I feel so sorry for Toller I’m just devastated.
We have to decide op or no op and I don’t know what to do.
The operation would cost £1400 but if they told me it would help I’d find a way but they’re not saying that, they’re just saying they can’t predict for either and I dont know what to do. If they’re not giving a definite for either what are we supposed to do??
We finally get to pick her up in 30 minutes, wearing her special splint. I ujust want to have her in my arms 😥
We are most definitely rehoming Sasha or Charley.. Toller’s recovery and disability will totally change our lives and we can’t handle keeping three big dogs separate from her permanantly.
Sasha will be getting a lot less attention, her training PA stuff will obviously have to stop completely, and she is the dog that will cope least with being separated. I also think she has a better chance of fitting in with another family as she has so few issues and is such a calm dog. But I also can’t bear the thought of losing her.
She’s also easily managed alongside recovering Toller, whereas Charley wouldn’t be at all. He will be leaping all over us whereas Sasha will understand to be gentle. And Sasha is just easier to manage in general and, as a pet especially, has less issues so is easier to manage alongside.
IDK what to do…
Please no hatred for this. I am just…it’s a lot to take in and I’m just trying to do the best for my dogs.
I’m so fucking upset.
She is home guys. I’m so relieved.