Diagnosis: A "luxating patella," as I predicted and described in my previous entry. I'm a damn genius and an expert in veterinary medicine.
Treatment: Pain medicine and rest, no playing with the other dogs, and no going outside without a leash. If he's better in 10 days, no further treatment.
Prognosis: Dogs as small as he is will sometimes get better with rest like this. If he were a big dog, it would be surgery, no question.
It would have been better if he'd just had a sticker in his toe, but I guess it could have been worse with surgery as the only option. He is under the covers right now sleeping off his
When we walked into the vet's office to drop Ollie off, I told him what I thought was wrong. When we came back to pick him up and after we had paid the bill, the vet asked me if I wanted to hang around and diagnose the sick cat that was coming in next. I said I would for $258. Smart-ass.