So we had our consult. It's a very, VERY serious surgery with a very real chance of Dash bleeding to death so they are planning on a blood transfusion. The surgeon (board certified orhthopedic surgeon) feels that he stands a good chance to make a full recovery if he survives the actual procedure. He also agreed to do the surgery for whatever amount we had raised, which is about $3,000 less than he normally charges. Vets are consulting with each other right now and we should know the actual surgery date within 24 hours.
Keep thinking good thoughts!
You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.