we ARE DESPERATE.... to SAVE CHAZ 💔 our baby.
So.... What happened... 😔😞😭😢😭 2 months ago - Chaz was being his active happy self, playing ball with Mike. We were using a chuck it (a device that throws the ball really far) and Chaz has always been an all or nothing dog - he did his full on sprint after the ball. He slipped/ fell through/ twisted his legs in the hard snow.
So of course we feel and are sickly responsible. Although it was something we did often, the results were still a surprise.
Mike has been home to be his personal elevator, tricking my mind into thinking this was a manageable situation. has been gone back to work for one set, (4 on 4 off rotation) and I have been forced to open my eyes to the severity of his injuries. Chaz can't get up. He cant get around. He is crying, depressed and frustrated. His life went from being bouncy, healthy, daily walks, hikes, swims, socializing to... bed rest.
Last night I finally got him up from laying down to go pee before bed, he had to lie down to pee and with no one around... I couldn't get him back up the stairs despite all efforts. So he layed there on the pavement for 3 hours, I got my computer and sat outside in the dark on the pavement with him and repeated attempts. He screeched in pain and and then just continued to cuddle me.
Chaz needs (in simple terms) TWO knee replacements in both of his back legs. Yes, he blew out not just one - but two knees.
He requires two separate invasive surgeries where they will shave down and around his bones so that they will fit together while taking out the middle part of his knees, including bone and ligaments.
Then, they will then more or less make him artificial, but very functional knees by screw plates on either side while making them hinge, this is a total of four plates plus screws.
1. It is 4200-4500 dollars PER LEG and they will not do surgery unless we sign a contract to do both, because otherwise it would be a waste and they just wont do it. So it will be 8400 to 9000 dollars (pending all goes well)
PLEASEE if you could in anyway, even the smallest amount... I have linked his go fund me account here in the comments and in my bio. ♡