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Liam's Orthopedic Surgery

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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?




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Sabrina -

I'm so sorry that Liam broke his leg. If you wish to inquire about financial help from IMOM, please send an email to volunteers@imom.org.

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