It's been a long, busy month. The weather here has actually been reasonable. When Dad returned from his vacation from Mexico he dug in heels regarding Whiskey. He has decided that she should not be put down. I get his point. Her eye remains soft and relaxed. While she is most definitely lame, she is NOT as lame as she was last winter. Dad has put out round straw bales for her to set up housekeeping at. He's also created a straw path to the waterer. This seems to have helped her as she's no longer drinking when he carries a bucket of water out to her so she must be drinking from the auto waterer. The goal this winter is to keep her off the hard ground on soft footing. To keep her weight at a healthy level.
I tried and tried to explain to him that she will NOT get better. That there is permanent damage. I may end up doing x-rays in the spring just to show him. I've decided for the time being that we'll continue on - status quo. Until she seems to not be able to manage we'll leave things be. In spring I'll reassess her. Things always seem so much easier in the spring and summer.
One never knows what the future will bring.