We have had our dear Bruce for seven years. He is a little duschund. He is a child in our house...sleeps inside, loves cuddles and is very protective of us. In the last couple of days he has been battling. We decided to take him to the vet on Monday...he was sent home with medication hoping it would make him better. Last night, 16 January...Bruce became even weaker and this morning, 17 January, I was crying my heart out as he couldnt even lie down because he was in so much pain...he kept walking around and around and around our coffee table. I told my hubby that he needs to go back to the vet. Upon arriving at the vet, he told us Bruce had just gotten worse. The vet injected him to sleep so that they could take xrays to find the cause. Bruce has a severe back injury and is now also constipated as it's to sore for him to push. They have kept him overnight on a drip to try and help as much as possible. They said a back operation would be ideal but this would cost R22000. Now people who dont understand how loved this dog is would say...shame, put him out. Would anyone put their child out? No they wouldnt. This is why we will try by all means and ways to raise enough money for this opp.