Brings our newest Golden guy back home tonight with his broken leg. His x-rays prior to surgery showed that he has hip dysplasia, and his classification is considered "severe", which is as bad as it gets. It turns out his better hip is the one with the broken leg.
Our new options ~ amputate and plan on his remaining hip going bad quickly, euthanize him and say 'well we tried' or fix the fractured femur.
This is never an easy decision to make, but we have made a commitment to him for the best life he can have as long as he can have it. We will be doing a lot of soul-searching this weekend, as well as consulting with other veterinary orthopedic surgeons. We will let you know what the decision is!