Good Day everyone,
My name is Alexandra Minaya and I'm the dog mom of an almost 4 year old Poodle/Chihuahua mix doggy named Mylo Minaya.
My baby was a VERY energetic dog who loved playing outside. The whole neighborhood knows him to be that "white fluff" that loves to jump into mud puddles with his dog brother Koko.
One day apx 1 year ago ,he was lying on his favorite place (the laundry bag) he heard a knock on the door and being his usual energetic self he took off running towards it. But Mylo didn't know the strap to hold the bag was wrapped around his left hind leg. When he ran, it caught onto his hind leg and he let out a painful howl/screech I never heard him make in my life.
After that we noticed he was limping around the house. We took him to the vet who said "it was just a sprain it'll get better on its own". It didn't, the limping got progressively worst. Took him to another vet, they stated his leg showed some swelling and was given anti-inflammatory meds and that "it should get better on its own". It got worse. Took him to another vet that states "his knee is shattered" we take him to an orthopedic doctor for surgery and we get "it's not shattered he has arthritis". We were advised to go to internal medicine. Went to internal medicine who believes his leg is broken. You can imagine our frustration and desperation.
Here we are almost a year later, my once energetic puppy CAN NO LONGER WALK only sometimes to use the bathroom. The color of his skin/hair is changing, he's anxiously biting the hair off his chest, he screams out in pain as soon as you touch him, and he's losing weight. We can't afford the meds to treat his pain nor the surgery to treat his condition anymore.
Vets advise he have surgery and get physical therapy. Which will cost approximately $8,500 plus after care and meds totaling approximately $10,000. After spending almost $6,000 this past year just trying to find the problem I can't afford the solution for my baby to get his surgery or physical therapy he needs to live a full life.
I work as an EMT here in NYC and I see on a daily basis what the detrimental effects of being immobile does to the body.
I'm guiltily watching my puppy that was once full of life deteriorating in front of me because I can't afford to make him feel better and it kills me everyday. WE HONESTLY DONT WANT MONEY, IF A VET COULD TREAT MY DOG PROBONO WE'D FOREVER BE GRATEFUL FOR THAT. We just need him to get better. I don't want to euthanize my dog. He's so young I just feel so guilty because everyday he's in pain. If you could please help me and my family so we can help Mylo whether it be with a donation here or information for a vet that could help my baby at low/no cost we'd be immensely grateful.
Thank you for taking the time out to read Mylo's story we truly appreciate it,
Alexandra and Mylo Minaya