Thank you so much for the info!
I am going to go in and see the vet on Monday. She is new (Oct 1st she became a doctor) so maybe this isnt something she has seen before, but it sounds just like what my baby has. She was talking about puttin him on prednisone but wanted to hold off. She gave him enough metacam for a week, but I knew that was not going to do anything. He doesnt respond well to metacam at all. He has a softball sized fluid sack on one elbow and a gold ball sized calcium growth on the other, and he has been put on metacam before with no results. I am really becoming fed up with the clinic I take my dogs to, but we live in a small town and theres only 2 others...one of them is not taking new patients and the other one is a big, big jerkface! Grrr!!
Are these prednisone pills expensive? He is such a big boy (145ish) that he will probably need a high dose. This has only been going on for about 3 weeks now, so hopefully we caught it early enough that his recovery will not be too long or hard
Thank you for the help tho, it gives me a starting point to Im sure what is going to be many many hours of research on the net.