Stacy Score said:Debbie,
You are welcome to call me to discuss the dislocated hip issue. My driving mare, Summer Rose dislocated her hip last fall. It has been an up and down year, we did opt to operate on her and have the ball and about 2" of femur removed - scary stuff and not without its own trials. Rose is doing quite well, but it has not been an easy road to travel - we are not sure if she will ever be able to carry another foal since the weight of the pregnancy could cause her other hip to dislocate and that would be a death sentence - would I do it again - YES, but then I don't know what she would be like if I had not done the surgery. Bottom line for me was to ease her pain and give her a quality, pain free life - I pray that she understands what she means to me and agrees with my decision - one of these days I will get up the courage to call Bonnie and ask for a reading.
Good luck - my prayers are with you if you are going thru what I went thru.
I know! ....it's hard for me to believe too. It's real hard to think of it in relation to the pain we would suffer with the same diagnosis.mizbeth said:HI Debbie, I find it hard to believe she is in that much paid and still wants to eat and move around.
I guess you have had it exray'd. It couldn't be a stifle problem could it?