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I thought at the very worst Quincy had an ununited anconeal process. It was a rocky start with him but the last few months have been doctor free and great.

This morning out of nowhere Quin started limping again/ Long story short the vet thinks he has some bone deformity. We have a appt with the specialist but the possibility of putting him to sleep rings in my ears as one of the options mentioned.
I can barely breath.

I feel so guilty because as much as I ADORE him I always was saying/thinking how I will know better next time.

He was from a working line but very much not a working dog.

I have been salivating over the Wilderhous dogs.

Now I just want a full life with Quincy. He is so smart, sweet, laid back and completely devoted to me.

PLEASE PLEASE pray that tuesdays doctor visit has a more optimistic outcome than today.

I want to grow old with this couch potatoe. Forget sports. vI do not have what it takes either.
 

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Michelle, I am so sorry for this scary vet visit you had. Please take deep breaths.... the next vet will know more, have more experience with this-- if it is a specialist. There may be options your original vet is unaware of. If there are surgeries, sweetie-boy Quincy is so young, that he would likely bounce right back. If he needs suppliments and meds for the rest of his life, there may be supportive therapies that will work for him. Information is good.. and the next vet visit with the specialist (if I am reading your post correctly) should put some options on the table for you.

Also, think of all the advances we have seen in the last 15 years for orthopedic bone and joint issues! And, this board has plenty of people with dogs with HD and ED and other issues, all either managed with gentle excersise, meds, supplements... an easy lifestyle, etc.. and also consider all of us who have never had our dogs x-rayed before, only to find our YEARS later that they have apparently had "severe" HD or ED all along... dogs cope amazingly well.

Whatever the true diagnosis, there will probably be options to choose from for you and the lovey fella Quincy. I promise to keep you and Quincy in my thoughts and prayers!!
 

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I'm so sorry to hear this. You and Quincy will definately be in all my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated.
 

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You and Quincy will be in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you both the very very best outcome...please keep us updated.
 

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Michelle,

I'm so sorry to hear Quincy's not doing well. I have found that vets unfortunately give euthanizing as an option because they assume owners won't want to see their dog through a difficult diagnosis. Having spent 12 wonderful years with a dog who was diagnosed with severe hd at under a year old and having just adopted another young dog with hd, please do not give up on Quincy! There may be lots of things that can be done to help him live a happy and relatively pain free life.
 

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Good luck, and I echo what Ruth said. Hopefully the specialist will have more options for him.
 

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I Will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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I am betting also that you will feel much better after meeting with the specialist.

I know I would be fixating from now until that appointment, but try to remember what some of the other choices were for him.

And how lucky he is to have an owner realize how much he is loved and appreciated.
 

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You and Quincy will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.
I have to echo what others have already said - try not to make yourself sick over it until you meet with the specialist. There's every possibility in the world that he'll offer some better options for you.
 

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Wishing you the best news you could hope for on Tuesday. Please let us know how it goes.
 

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All my guys have paws crossed for Quincy!

I think the poster that said vets offer euthanasia as an option for folks that are unwilling to consider treatment that might cost a few bucks is right on. I would imagine that unless this a severe crippling issue that threatens quality of life ,there will some treatment options available for Quincy.
 

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My thoughts and prayers are with you both (((hugs)))
 

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Hi Michelle

Sorry to hear about Quincy. Please try not to worry and definitely see a specialist. As others have mentioned vets often mention euthanasia not understanding what options may be available nor what owners are prepared to do for their pets.

I know you are a long way from NC, but Dr Marcellin-Little at NC State vet school specialises in bone deformities and has done amazing things for both dogs and cats with significant and visible deformities from all around the country.

Keeping you in my thoughts
 

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I'm so sorry, my prayers are with you two.

Depending on what the exact problem is ..couldn't you get him a ..I'm not sure what they are called, but it's the equivalent of a doggie wheelchair?
 
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