A setback

4/09/2010 11:29:00 AM Ashley 5 Comments

Last night was not a good night. There's no sugar coating today, but that might be because I slept on the floor and only got 3 hours of patchy sleep.

Emmett's hip flared up last night. This wasn't just a little flare, this was a full on...can't walked...screaming with every move flare. He tried to move at one point and soon the house was filled with screaming howls. I could do nothing for him and soon I had collapsed onto the ground and was crying as well.

After much debate I took him to the Pet ER...where they are about as friendly as a bag of bees. They gave him a shot of puppy morphine and we were on our way home. I slept on the floor to be close to Emmett and so he wouldn't move. We went to our normal vet this morning and the prognosis wasn't good.

Emmett needs new hips. He needs his right hip more than his left hip right now, so we're going to focus on that.

$3500-4000+ is the cost for one hip (so we were told).

We'll have to figure out how to get it done, but we will get it done. He's our baby and we want him to be happy and healthy.

He's crying lightly right now and it's breaking my heart. I just want him to be better.

Edited to add: I added a donation button to the right if you feel so inclined to help Emmett get a hip. He sends a lot of puppy kisses your way for thinking about him!


  1. That is so horribly sad :-(

  2. *hugs Ash* *gently cuddles Emm*

  3. Thanks everyone! It's been a long long night, followed by a long day. We'll get through this and when we do I am sleeping for a week!

  4. Awwww. so sad. (HUGS) I am stopping by from SITS on blog frog. I am going to look around some more.