I'm sorry to hear that Rocky isn't feeling 100%...but he's sure got the nicest mom in the world to give him a lift up the stairs
You may want to try the pain meds, too, chico. You can always discontinue them. I remember when we had Priscilla--we knew she had severe dysplasia, but it didn't seem to slow her down any. Still, the xrays were bad enough that the vet recommended some pain meds and glucosamine/chondroitin supplements. We couldn't believe the difference! Although active before that, she was suddenly a puppy again.