The vet is looking into their prices for me, I am going to go with a metal crate and just line it, and possibly buy a cover. If Lilly gets bored I can see a soft crate getting chewed. I am open to comparing prices though, have had a quick squiz on the net but will go have a look at those links soon.
Visit with the regular vet went well, she has recommended a specialist surgeon and TPLO surgery. The surgeon travels through our area twice a year and performs surgeries, but also does them at the James Cook University in Townsville, which is probably where we will take her. It's only 4 hours up the road.
At this stage we are waiting for the referral after she discusses the case with the surgeon on whether it will be two separate surgeries or just one.
The poor girl is in pain but we are limiting the pain relief and just keeping up the anti inflamatories so she is less inclined to try and move around. She is quite happy to just lay around.
It's a long way off but it will be wonderful to see her back to her boisterous self.