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Young Akita Monoki's 2nd leg surgery

Organized by: Christopher Walker

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THE STORY:

Hello kind people, our family is here asking for your assistance on behalf of Monoki. Monoki is our beautiful (nearly) 2 year old female Akita. She was born with rear straight leg angulation, which means her rear legs are not bent like they are supposed to and this condition causes extra pressure on her joints as she moves.
When she was just under 1 year old she completely tore her left CCL. We took her to our local vet hospital and the vet said she was the youngest dog he has ever seen with that kind of break. At that point they recommended a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) procedure. The only other option outside of this treatment was to do nothing and leave her in chronic pain until it semi healed leaving her with only possible partial movement. Our love for Monoki pushed our family to come together and help cover the extensive costs for the TPLO procedure. This put us on a very strict budget for all of 2014, not to mention, all of this occurred in November 2013, right before Christmas; which put even more stress on our family.
That brings us to our current situation; 1 week before Halloween, and 2 months before Christmas Monoki started to favor her right leg when she walked, ate her food, and especially when she tries to get up from laying down. We took her back to our vet hospital, and spoke to the surgeon about her leg. After his examination, he found a few things; she more than likely has a partial tear in her CCL as well as a severe Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL). Which means her knee cap does not hold in place and allows her leg to bend in ways that causes more damage and creates grinding of bone on bone as the cartilage moves with the knee cap.
The cost to repair this damage is more than we can afford this year; we are still completely paying off her last surgery. We are asking for any help we can get to repair her injured leg. We will provide all donors with updates and pictures on her 2nd round and hopefully final surgery, as well as thank you card from our family to you. Please help Monoki and my family this year with overcoming this financial burden. In the few short years Monoki has been with us she has crept into our hearts with her sweetness and unconditional love for us. She would love for you to help her be able to run and play again like a young Akita should.

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