After a big struggle with my silkie Alfred I found out he has rickets caused by malabsorption syndrome, his strength and appetite has improved and his respiritory infection has gone, he's gained his lost weight and is so much more alert, he just has one major problem now, his left hock joint and the foot below it. It looks very swollen and very slightly twisted and when he tries to walk it crosses infront of the other at an angle, he can stumble a few steps at best. He is on metacam for the swelling and uses a suspension chair when his weight needs to be off it, I was just wondering if there is absolutely anything I can do now at all, I want him walking again so badly, the vet advised against splinting and said it would be painful and ineffective because of his age so I can't do that, could some sort of hock support be helpful or should I not put anything around it because of the swelling? I'll do anything, even surgery if someone could advise me if there is such a thing? Hoping someone will advise me soon or bump, he's my only chicken and I love him too much to give up now!