Casey - posted on 01/26/2011 ( 35 moms have responded )
2 weeks ago my partner was running late for work and didn't see our 4 month old puppy laying at the back door and when he stepped through the door way he accidently stepped on the dogs knee and fractured it, that day I took him to the vets and he had to have surgery and had 2 little pins put in his knee to hold it together untill it healed properly, the poor puppy had to be kept in a small pen so he couldn't move around much to give it time to heal but like most puppies he was jumping and getting exciting and he kept getting out of the pen and running around as a result it looks like he has damaged the knee again and may require more surgery.
The first surgery cost us $1037 which to some may not be alot of money but we have a toddler, a mortgage and a baby due at the start of May so money is a bit tight I am however all for getting the second surgery done even though it will probably bring the bill up to over $2000 but my partner and mum think I am crazy and I should have the puppy put down, I just can't do that though cause his not my dog his my sons dog and I can't do that to him cause he loves him to death they really are best mates.
The vet has said that if it is fixed properly and it heals correctly our dog will go on to live a happy healthy life, so my question is what would you do? would you get the surgery done and just spend forever paying it off or would you do what my partner and mum want me to do and get it put down?