Hey everyone, new update but not a happy one at all.
I work weekends, and Dex stays with my Dad while i'm working. So when I left Friday he was still able to walk in the morning and kind of waddle later in the Day. When I got back Monday morning he was completely unable to walk and had lost all bowel control.
I was told that Sunday my Dad and Brother brought him to the vet because while chewing a rawhide bone he had cut his mouth and was bleeding quite a bit and it wouldn't stop. By Monday it had stopped but the Vet wanted to see him again that morning to go over some Blood Test results as well as an update to go over what to do next and our options.
We had contacted a holistic vet and a Veterinary Chiropractor last week with no results. I was then referred to the Veterinary Referral Center of East Dallas who, after going over all the Scans, X-Rays and other Tests told me they couldn't help and to Contact the Center for Veterinary Specialty + Emergency Care in Lewisville.
The only hope was to do an MRI, and hopefully they could find something. An MRI that on top of the initial consultation would have been close to $2800, which they needed up front. Unfortunately they don't take payment plans and all I had at that point was $800.
It is at this point that Dex' breathing became more labored and difficult for him, in addition to the loss of bowel control and his back legs I felt like the only thing I could do was to end his suffering humanely, The Vet put Dex to sleep on 12/22 at 11:47AM and he was buried in our back yard next to my old Lab, Link.
Hindsight being what it is, I now realize I probably could have gotten a title loan and used my vehicle as collateral or sold my daily driver, but at that point I didn't think that i'd have the time or perhaps even if I got the money together and had the MRI done, received any promising news or a plan to fix it...
This week's been a real hard week. I have no doubt that at some point I'll want to, and will get another Doberman. Dex was no doubt the best Dog and Friend I could have possibly asked for, but for now I can't even think about looking for one so soon after his passing.
Thanks for Listening.