Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more!
This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Hi, My name is Sabrina and I own a 3.5 year old neutered male chihuahua. His name is Liam, he is 7lbs and white. On Saturday, January 16th, Liam decided he was going to jump from my arms (approximately 4 feet off the ground since I was standing) onto the cement floor. He landed wrong on his front left leg and ultimately fractured his radius and ulna. Doctors say that in order to fix his fracture, a splint would not do the job due to the lack of blood flow in that area of the body in small dogs. Liam would need to undergo a fracture repair orthopedic surgery or an amputation. I am a college student working multiple jobs on minimum wage and unfortunately will not be able to afford the $2,500 orthopedic surgery and its additional costs of post care. I have instead decided to have his leg amputated for around $800, which is still going to be quite a bill for me. His consultation is scheduled for Friday, January 22nd, and his amputation, tentatively, the 26th. Can anyone please help me?