About the Campaign
This little ol’ man
is in a lot of pain.
His hip is dislocated, and will not go back in, nor would it stay if the doctor really forced it. He needs surgery. Fortunately there is a common procedure with very high success rate that can help him!
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Romeo was adopted about eight years ago by Charolette. Her boss got a little puppy for his girlfriend, and after some years with him the lady didn’t want a dog anymore. Charolette heard they were looking to give Romeo to a rescue or shelter, so she jumped in and adopted him!
Recently he started panting a lot. Even inside, when it is cool, he would pant non-stop. Now this can be the sign of a lot of things, and in an older dog many people will immediately think a heart problem, so Charolette took him to the vet right away.
This led to a series of visits, including to a cardiologist. And a lot of money spent. We now know that Romeo has a strong, healthy heart, great kidneys, just super healthy all around. It turns out his hip was dislocated, this is very painful, and one symptom of chronic pain is panting!
So from here Romeo went to an orthopedist, just last week actually, and they said surgery is necessary. His leg is very painful, he cannot be allowed to walk (the video above was done before this visit). Now he does have some pain medication, but he has to be carried everywhere, and of course that is just temporary and partial relief anyway. Let’s get him fixed up 100%!!
The vet is giving a fixed rate, including all physical therapy after the surgery, and though Charolette spent almost $1500 already, she has about $500 still available… Good news! We just need to get the rest in and Romeo can get back to walking, and living pain free.
Vet estimate (click to enlarge):