We may have adopted Lily a few weeks ago and we love her already. To us, Lily is the cutest and bestest dog ever. Lily is a very chill one year old Yorkshire terrier/Maltese. She barely walks on her back left leg because of the pain. We took her to VCA Oquirrh Hills Animal Hospital in Herriman with Veterinarian Savannah Mott where Lily had x-rays done.
Lily has Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and needs surgery.
What is Legg-Calve-Perthes disease?
The hip is a "ball and socket" joint. The femoral head is the "ball" part of the joint and if it develops necrosis or dies, it can no longer function properly. Necrosis is due to loss of the blood supply to the femoral head or "ball, which may be the result of a growth abnormality or trauma to the hip. What is the treatment?The treatment of choice is femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO) or removal of the femoral head and neck. Because the condition often affects young, small breed dogs, it is often unnecessary to replace the hip joint.
"* *information copied from: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-dogs
When we adopted her we were unaware of how severe the situation with her leg was. All of this is very unexpected for us and we don't have the money to pay all the medical bills for Lily. As a result, we humbly ask you to please help us, and donate if you can. Anything would be deeply appreciated.I guess what they say is true, things happen for a reason. I believe Lily has come into our family because God knew we would give Lily the love, attention, and help she needs and deserves. Thank you very much in advance for your donations and prayers. God bless you."