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Miniature Dachshund * Puppy * Male * Small

Meet Milo

Sweet little dachshund puppy Milo needs your help!

When we rescued Milo from a commercial breeding facility we thought he was a normal, happy, playful puppy, but his foster started noticing that he was having trouble keeping his food down. 

Milo was initially thought to have Megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus doesn't work properly, so the food doesn't make it to the stomach and gets regurgitated. 

But after further testing, Milo has now been diagnosed with Persistent Right Aortic Arch (PRAA.) In layman's terms, he has blood vessels wrapped around his esophagus, constricting the esophagus so food doesn't make it to the stomach. The treatment for PRAA is surgery to remove the blood vessels constricting the esophagus. The surgeon has told us without the surgery, Milo won't make it to his first birthday.

Until his surgery and for a period after his surgery, Milo's food has to be turned into a liquid, he has to eat sitting up in a Bailey chair and he takes Prilosec twice a day to help with the reflux he's been experiencing. The surgeon has warned us that even with the surgery, Milo may have permanent damage to his esophagus resulting in lifelong Megaesophagus disorder, meaning he will always have to use a Bailey chair for meals. He will need to eat upright and remain upright for a period of time after his meals so gravity helps pull his meals into his stomach. 

After checking with Universities and local vets, we chose the vet that can do the surgery the soonest because, Milo has been struggling to keep food down and has started regurgitating blood. We know he's not doing well and needs this surgery done ASAP.
Milo had his CT scan this week, which cost just under $2000, to prepare him for his surgery, which we hope will be this coming week. His surgery will cost approx $3700, plus we will have follow up visits, pain meds, special food, etc. That amount doesn't count all the previous vet visits, x-rays, barium test, Bailey chair, medicine, special food, etc that we've already paid for. Don't get me wrong, we know that Milo is worth every penny. Every. Single. Penny. But we're going to need some help.

This is where all of you come in. As a small 501c3 all volunteer run rescue, we rely solely on donations to care for the dogs we save. We need help paying for Milo's surgery and treatment. We would appreciate any and all donations to help get Milo healthy. To donate, go to:  http://www.wagntrainterrierrescue.com/donate 
We (and Milo!) are truly thankful for the generosity of our wonderful supporters.  We will post updates on Milo throughout his journey to let you know his progress.

***Milo is on medical hold at this time and is not available for adoption.***


 

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