Watching one's dog suffer in pain is a dreadful experience. Five years ago, our Jack Russell Gio jumped off a sofa and broke a ligament in the knee of one of his back legs. On Friday he did the same thing to the other one. You always know Gio is in pain as he puts on an incredibly sheepish look and sits in a corner looking plaintive.
We took him to the vet, hoping that he hadn't broken anything, but the vet thinks he has. He's given him some painkillers but we have to take him back on Monday and he may well have to be operated on. He's nearly eleven years old and an anaesthetic at his age can be very dangerous. I'm already an emotional wreck just thinking about the worst case scenario. I don't expect the non dog lovers among you to understand, but I would do literally anything to ensure he gets better.