Guys... I'm so numb right now I can't begin to describe it. Life has finally crumbled around me and my heart is forever broken.
I don't have the energy to say much...I'll try to come back at another time to give him a proper farewell but for now I just wanted to let all of you know, that have been so kind and that took the time to listen to me go on and on about him that there was just no more we could do
Another $1,000 later Samson had his pelvic bone, elbows, ankles, and shoulders x-rayed etc today at the specialists...
Samson had the following:
Severe Hip Dysplasia in the Left Hip
Severe Hip Dysplasia in the Right Hip
Serious OCD in the Left Hip
Serious OCD in the Right Hip
SEVERE OCD in the Right Shoulder
SEVERE OCD in the Right Elbow
SEVERE OCD in the Left Elbow
Arthritus already set in in both hips and one elbow...
Samson would have required total hip replacement in both hips, immediate surgery in his shoulders and both elbows. Once, and if, he had gotten through that he would need long term care for the arthritus which was expected to continue worsening in the elbows even with the surgery as well as total elbow replacement in a couple of years once they get better at that procedure.
At just under 6 months old we had no hope of Samson ever being able to run, jump, and play normally and w/o pain. He would've lived his puppy years as an "old dog".
With all of that in mind and watching Samson lie there crying we opted out and decided he needed rest most of all. He was tired and in pain. At 5:10 this afternoon Samson finally got to sleep comfortably and forever
Such a precious baby...I'll always love him dear