Trisha - I am so sorry you are going through this but so glad you realized that her little "quirks" actually added up to something. I'm sure this is the case in a lot of situations.
All of these things (except for the crying) I always thought were "quirks", things that made her silly or special in my eyes but am now realizing...once you put them all together, could mean something very serious. When I first joined this site, I was one of those "oh, this is an exaggeration...this is not my
dog". But after watching the videos, reading and more reading, listening to the pod casts, I am 95% convinced Casey has it.
Again...I am sure you are not alone in this. We thought Shelby "silly little walk" was just a little quirk. Turned out her knee was luxating and that's why she walked like she did. I think it's very easy to dismiss symptoms by thinking they are just quirks and, heaven knows, our little ones aren't going to tell us they're in pain until it's serious (at least I know that is the case with Shelby). I commented to my vet once that she must think I was a neurotic mom but she said she would much rather I address things and have them checked out than to assume nothing was wrong.
It is heartbreaking to think Casey has been suffering this past year and I didn't know it and thought these were just cute personality quirks.
The important thing is that you acted on your suspicions rather than burying them and crossing your fingers that nothing was wrong. Now you're on the right track to get Casey comfortable.
We're with you through this...you definitely aren't alone.
Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah