and now a torn cruciate ligament. What am I supposed to do?
3 weeks ago Bacon (10 months on November 9) was diagnosed as having a luxating patella. The vet explained the problem and the corrective surgery. We discussed and discussed between ourselves and with others who've had Bullies who needed the surgery and decided to go ahead with it. Now, 3 weeks later, Bacon is still favoring his leg. He won't use it. I took him back to our vet yesterday and, after consulting with a colleague, he informed me today that Bacon may have torn his cruciate ligament and that will need to be repaired....another $700 or more.
Any opinions? I'm now regretting having even gone ahead with the surgery. I paid for it upfront so I'm out the money. Is it within my rights to ask for a partial refund since the operation has not been successful? Does this situation sound totally hokey? He has recommended that I go to his colleague for the procedure because he is an orthopedic specialist.
Something is not right with Bacon's leg. I'm heartbroken to see him be so miserable. I live in Galesburg, Illinois. There aren't any Bulldog vets in my area, that I'm aware of. My schedule is so crazy and, since the first surgery, my finances are so tight that I can't afford to trek to Chicago or somewhere to seek out a Bulldog vet. On the other hand, I'm open to any suggestion. Thank you so much.