In the last episode of the series, meet irrepressible rescue Rocky, a nine-year-old Springer Spaniel, who provides invaluable emotional support for mum Tanya, who is living with multiple sclerosis, and dad Ian. But his sweet nature belies the fact that he is living in constant pain after a failed elbow operation elsewhere left him limping and struggling to walk. He’s been brought to Fitzpatricks to discuss with Noel what options there may be for relieving his pain and returning him to a full life. They include possible removal of the entire leg, fusion of the elbow, or a total elbow replacement which may give him a moving, pain-free elbow. Rocky’s family opt for a custom total elbow replacement, but mid-surgery Noel faces an unexpected challenge. “He’s an extraordinary dog, to tolerate this much pain with so much grace” says Noel.