thanks for that Lala, I will let you all know how it goes. I am crossing fingers it is nothing major but all you have to do is look at him and he is full of love. When he goes to the vet he just sooks and won't stop till he gets home. When we get home I open the door for him to go in the back yard and he looks at me and says "don't be stupid i'm going inside with you". I think that is cute. He knows what he wants and I don't have a say. If he wants to be with us bad luck. But when we go to bed at night he knows when the tv goes off he is outside and he goes without a twitch. He is well spoilt and he knows it, but I reckon he is human and has a real brain just like us.
thanks everyone for your thoughts and I hope I can get through the weekend with him without to much pain. If now what I am in for that would be great.