When the physical therapist said Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was going to help, I started bawling like a baby. It’s been such a tough year. It’s good to know there are still caring people in the world. People who give a little because they want to be involved. It takes everyone to help this world be a better place.
It all happened so fast! Milo started walking with a slight limp. Then one rear leg wasn’t working right. Next thing I knew her rear legs were completely paralyzed. Both the beings I loved most in the world had lost their ability to walk.
Mom has been in the hospital twice in the last three months due to pain from rheumatoid arthritis. Now for longer distances she’s in a wheelchair. I moved back home to help her out. But Milo was her biggest helper. She was always by her side.
When I rescued Milo, she fit in the palm of my hand. The people that had her didn’t want to be bothered with a puppy. In the three years I’ve had her, she’s been my cheerleader, my biggest supporter, my daughter, my best friend. When she’s not busy watching over Mom, she watches over me. I thought I was rescuing Milo but it turns out she was rescuing both my Mom and me!
We were both panicked when our girl lost her ability to get around. The vets and physical therapist suspected a herniated disc. To fix it would require an expensive MRI & surgery. I started saving up for surgery right away but the PT said if the surgery didn’t happen soon it could be too late.
So, I started praying. I wanted Milo to know I was doing everything I could for her. She’s always been there for us. Now it was time for me to be there for her.
When the physical therapist said Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was going to help, I started balling like a baby. It’s been such a tough year. It’s good to know there are still caring people in the world. People who give a little because they want to be involved. It takes everyone to help this world be a better place.
So now Milo’s back home and she’s taken her first steps. That was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. When they did the surgery, they found a mass rather than a messed up disc. They took it out and discovered it’s a slow-growing cancer. She’ll probably have another five years with us. But thanks to you, we can make them the best years of her life! We’re so thankful to have more time with her. Time when she won’t be in pain and she can again do what she loves. She’s headed toward being able to walk over to her favorite tree to watch the squirrels and birds again. She will be able to again watch over my Mom and greet me at the door. She’s so happy to be here with us today. We’re so happy our family’s still together. Thank you to every one of you for answering my prayers.