and I suck at not freaking out !!!! She went in for X-rays & when the vet left me a message... did he say , not to worry it's something we can manage... No , he says... " we've completed our exam & I'll definatley spend some time with you explaining things when you come to pick her up.. call me after 3 " He left the message around 11:30 .. me , wait until after 3 to find out what was going on... No way. I called back, received news.. that I didn't reallly understand... thank goodness I was at SAINTS & Carol was able to bring me back to earth & quell some of the anxiety that was bubbling up into my heart. It seems Roxie's vertabrae are fusing together & one knee joint is somewhat flat on one side... I'm not sure where this is going but I love this dog so much !!!she's 4 years old... this is not supposed to happen to a young dog.