Legalities aside, it seems you like this feller. Generally an amputation from a leg being sick as opposed to an injury, has a less chance of a great outcome, according to my surgeon. That is where extra will comes in.
I was in my first leg at 8 weeks. I still had a big open wound about the size of two silver dollars because there was not enough hide to accommodate the optimum whack. I was pissed and in good shape and told the doc and leg guys if I could heal a wire cut horse in a muddy pen, I could take care of my leg. They performed the hurdle on me, similar to the Ertyl, aka fusing the