Alex came into the rescue at 6 months of age, barely able to walk and in severe pain.
We took him to the doctor, where they found severe problems with his knees. The surgeon said he would have to wait until he was one year of age before they could start surgery on his knees. Also, he would only be able to have one surgery at a time. Alex lived the next six months on pain medications, forced to lay down for most of his days. As you can see in the pictures, Alex is always laying down. His foster mom helps him up on the bed because it is more comfortable for him. He loves to play, but with the amount of pain he was in, he just could not do it. Alex is the sweetest, kindest dog you could ever meet, and it was heartbreaking to see him unable to run around and live the happy life he deserves.
Eventually, we were able to raise the funds for his first knee surgery. He had to be kept confined for six weeks, so it was quite a bit of time before we were able to see the results. When we finally did, we were overjoyed to find him in much better condition than before the surgery. He can now walk on that leg with just mild discomfort, and he is able to get around on his own.
He still is unable to play normally because of the damage to his other knee. The surgeon said once the second knee is operated on, he should be able to run and play just like all the other dogs of his young age.
Please consider donating to Alex to help him play and run around without pain. Anything helps, and we really appreciate your generosity.