good luck to your dog! I had to put my dog through surgery for gall bladder stones twice and there were complications both times. I know what your going trough and I hope every thing goes ok
You're absolutely right about being part of the family.
Hope your dog is okay! I had to put mine to sleep a few weeks ago. He was a 9 year old black lab with heart trouble. He lasted 6 months with it. I spent over 3 grand trying to save him but in the end he also had tumors and kidney trouble I think from all the medication. He was a great dog! Reading this thread dredges up all the emotions again but I hope your luckier that me. It is amazing how attached you get to your pets and don't realize it till times like these. Some people think I'm nuts for spending so much trying to save him but I got him when my kids were small and you can't really put a price on the security a good dog will provide. Plus it dosn't matter if the whole world hates you, Your dog will love you unconditionally!