The vet called me to come in and see Fred's x-rays and talk to him around 4:00 p.m. yesterday. When I walked in he just looked at me and said it's bad. He said this is hip dyplasia plus plus. It's both of Freddie's hips and it's the worst he's ever seen. And it's both of his hips. Poor Freddie's hip bones don't even look like hip bones and the socket doesn't even resemble a socket. The prognosis with what we're doing and adding something for pain...............6 months, maybe a year. My heart is breaking and I've just stopped crying long enough to right this update. I spent most of the night just laying with Fred caressing him, feeling his breath and his warmth.
I know for the next few days I will just be in a fog. Heck, I don't even remember leaving the vets office. But I will have to snap out of it as my goal is to spend as much quality time as I can with my baby and keep him as happy and comfortable for as long as I can. I can't even bear to look ahead so I will just try to focus on the here and now.
I want to thank everyone for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers for Freddie. I will be MIA for, well I don't know how long, while I try to come to come to terms with this. Please keep praying for my baby!