Mikko's Amputation

As many of you know, Mikko is a foster fail who has gone through two separate surgeries to fix his shattered leg after being hit by a car. 

The surgeries left him with a leg that is an inch shorter than the other with a lot of excess hardware. 7 months after surgery, mikko started to lick his leg excessively. We whisked him off to a new vet and found that he had 3 pins that were pushing through his skin. This process happened two more times where a total of 6 pins had been removed, along with a bone spur that had to be  shaved down. Mikko began licking his leg again 2 months after our last visit. X-rays showed bone lysis, meaning his elbow is disentigrating from all the pins and plates in his leg. The vet explained that we have to have his leg amputated to stop the weakening of the bone. He is currently on pain medicine, but that is only a temporary "fix." pictured below is his  leg a few months after the first 2 surgeries.

We just want our boy to be pain free. We will also be posting a better picture of the estimate once we get home.



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Zoe Odien 
Riverside, CA
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