Monday, 5 March 2018
A very expensive vets visit today revealed that Harry has a torn cruciate ligament. The ideal treatment is a $9000 surgery. The cheap surgery is $3000. If we are very lucky, we might avoid surgery by resting him and allowing the ligament to develop good strong scar tissue.
You might remember that Harry is not my dog but my son's. My lack of ownership doesn't stop me feeling horrible for Liam who has spent his summer working his bum off and might see it all go on what is only likely to be a moderately successful othopaedic surgery.
A little googling has revealed a knee brace which will help to keep the joint in a safe range of movement while still allowing some exercise so that muscles don't atrophy.
On top of all that, the vets examination has revealed a lot of bruising on Harry. He is almost never alone and we have no idea how he got this bruising. It is concerning to know that he is managing to do all this damage......
Only yesterday someone said I didn't seem my "usual ebullient self" and I disagreed with them but at this moment my powerlessness is very definitely anti-ebullient!