HELP MILO FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE
Organized by: Yvette Du'Val
To many Milo is just another dog, a cute 3 lb. Chihuahua, a purse dog or a fancy accessory but to me Milo is my life. My family, my only family he is like my child. He came into my life when I had lost all my family members to Cancer; I came into his when he had no family. I was at a pet rescue looking at all the pets that needed homes. When I looked down and noticed a small carrier under the table of one of the Pet Rescues. Inside was the smallest and the saddest little guy I had ever seen. He had pushed himself up as close as he could get to one of the corners of the carrier and was just sitting there shaking. He stretched his tiny neck so he could peek out a little to see me, and when I looked directly into those big beautiful eyes. I knew he had captured my heart and that day I made a promise that I would love him and take care of him for the rest of his life. Milo as he would end up naming his self (but that is another story) I found out had been terribly abused and had a lot of health problems. It took a long time to gain his trust and there were days on end that he would just stay curled up in a corner. Then one day he was coached into following his new found sibling another little Chihuahua named Lacee who had known her own grief and had lost a leg. After that they were in separable and Lacee was not about to let him go back into hiding. It was amazing to see this little guy come alive and see him happy for maybe the first time in his life. Milo loves his life and he has proved it with all he has been through medically. Milo lost his right eye after a cat attacked him for no reason, he was involved in a car accident while restrained that caused him lingering problems, was diagnosed with severe allergies and knee problems. On a couple occasions I thought we had lost him, but Milo would have none of that no matter what life deals him he fights back, stays strong and is always a total sweetheart. Where ever Milo goes people fall in love with him. He is the sweetest little guy you could ever want to meet. Now the sad part Milo is fighting for his life again! He recently came down with what appeared to be an upper viral infection his vet thought. The vet gave him a steroid shot and the following day a large lump appeared on his head around his neck and right ear area. I thought it might be from the shot, the following day I took him back to his vet. His vet said just to watch it for a week and seemed shocked at the size, we waited and it never went down. I found another vet for a second opinion and he was amazed at the size and the rapid growth of the lump. A needle biopsy was performed and there was not enough to be sure of what we were still dealing with so we lost another for days waiting for results that told us nothing. We then set up an operation to remove some of the lump and have it sent out/ Another four day would pass waiting for results. This time the results came back and they confirmed Milo has Fibro Sarcoma (a rare cancer). This type of Cancer normally does not grow at such a rapid rate so that is what had everyone confused. The lump is large and especially for a 3 lbs. Chihuahua so small but I can't give up. Milo isn't he is fighting to stay with us and I want to give him that chance. I want to be able to keep the promise I made to him that very first day we met and I looked into his eyes. We went to the Oncologist (Cancer doctor) on 10/1/15 and went over a treatment program for him. Milo needs an operation and radiation. I have done my best to keep up his medical needs until now with no help but we are looking at about $6,000.00. If you can help in any way and give Milo the chance he so deserves to survive this please consider doing so. Is he worth it you may ask...I can tell you with my heart he is. If he were yours would he be worth it? I think if you ask yourself that, your heart will help you answer that. We can also use any prayers we can get we are fighting against time and right now time is the enemy.