Our vet called with an appointment for a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. It is in Guelph at the Ontario Veterinary College which is only an hour away from us. His appointment is the morning of October the 11th. We will take Freddie's x-rays with us and the surgeon will tell us flat out if Fred is a candidate for hip replacement or not. He said we are probably looking at $5500.00 per hip. This is way more than we anticipated, but we will wait until his appointment and go from there. I will do what it takes for Fred and if that means putting a chip-in on my blog I will. I am going see if there is any help available and seek out everything I can. As far as we know they do not have payment plans here. This hospital wants half the day you take them for surgery and the other half the day you pick them up. But I don't want to get ahead of myself and will cross each bridge as we come to it. So everybody keep your fingers and paws crossed!
I can't thank everybody enough for all the love and support we have received. We are open to any and all suggestions at things that can be done for Freddie. That is the wonderful thing about blogville is it is just a world of information from people just like you and me who can share experiences and advice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.