well i called the vet on the 11th and the specialist ended up doing 2 knee surgeries instead of one on a dog and he was running for an appointment about a hr away so he didnt get a chance to look at them. They asked me if i wanted them to send off to radiology and for a 2nd opinion so we did. Vet called me 2 days ago and told me that he sent the x-rays to a specialist in dallas. the specialist also said lex didnt have any hips and of course he couldnt tell about his knees cause he would have to see him in person to plapate is knees, which i totally understand. the specialist in dallas said that if he did the surgery he would not do the tplo that he would do whats called extra capsular surgery, and the healing time isnt so extensive like the tplo but its at least 3 months each knee. he would not want to do the tplo surgery due to his hips and dont want him putting all his weight on one side with no hips and a bad knee. Which Jeff and I have talked alot about this as well and we feel doing surgery is going to be a very rough recovery for him and dont want to put him through that. if it was one knee i think it would be different since he would at least have a good knee to stand on.
so what we are going to do is limit his play, trying to get him to lose his last 5 lbs is a pain!!! and we have him one pain meds which is vetprohen once a day and tramadol 3 times a day. so far everything is going well we have been having good and bad days. i made a little heat pad for him and at night we apply heat to his hips and knee's and he just falls right to sleep