Last Friday, while Murphy was out trotting through the trails, he injured his leg. He let out a piecing yelp and hobbling over on three legs. Thinking he may have twisted it on the ice, I thought with some rest he would recover. This was not so.
At the vet’s visit this morning, we were informed his injury is bad, really bad. He tore all of his ligaments and tendons. Basically he blow his knee out. Surgery is needed to repair his leg and at that he will, most likely, never gain full use of his leg. I fear his 11 years of age, will act against him during the surgery, and he may not come through it. Do I take the chance of losing him or do we try to control his pain through a lifetime meds?
After a stressful visit, Murf came home to rest. Willow tried to comfort him.