When Mercedes noticed her 5-year-old pup Romeo was limping and walking sideways, she took him to the vet and found out he ruptured the cranial cruciate ligaments in both of his hind legs. The x-rays showed that his condition required immediate action, so the vet gave her the option to pay over $8,000 to repair the tears, or to opt out for something cheaper and amputate both his legs.
Thanks to Ryan Seacrest, who Mercedes reached to on KIIS FM, she was able to afford option No. 1 and get Romeo ready for his first surgery, which took place earlier this week and went well, according to Romeo's Instagram page. "Romeo is out of surgery :) everything went well! His next surgery is scheduled to happen in May," she wrote.
Once Romeo is back to feeling 100 percent, Mercedes has plans bring Romeo in-studio for a playdate with Ryan's pup Georgia. In the meantime, you can follow Romeo's journey and send him your wishes on Instagram here.
Romeo is out of surgery :) everything went well! His next surgery is scheduled to happen in May. Sorry for the blurred picture. Thank you for all your support!! # @Ryanseacrest @Sisanie @pattyRodriguez @beckyjaa @c1aud9 @connieluvspitbulls @twicedafun @gabbycrisps @therese622 #Ryanseacrestfoundation #Ryanseacrest #1027kiisfm #kiis #tplo #Romeoneedsyourhelp #recoverytime #longroadtorecovery
Romeo is going to have his surgery!!!! Thank you to everyone who donated and shared. Ryan Seacrest has generously (I mean very generously) offered to pay the remaining balance for Romeo's surgeries. Many of you have followed Romeo and my journey since he was only a few weeks old. We have all watched him grow and many have just fell in love with him, some who have yet to meet Romeo. I am so thrilled that so many people care for him. I was shocked to see how successful this campaign was and how quickly it spread. I could not have done this without any of you! His recovery is going to be very long according to his vet. It may take up to 7 or 8 months to heal completely. After he has recovered his vet said he can continue to do what he loves which is going to the dog beach and other public places to get attention. I will keep you all updated when I find out more information. I would like to give a special thanks to: @RyanSeacrest @beckyjaa @twicedafun @connieluvspitbulls @gabbycrisps And everyone who helped spread the word. Thank you!!! P.s if you donated and I did not say your name please let me know! I'm sorry :( #RyanSeacrest #sothankful #surgery #Romeoneedsyourhelp #Iloveyouall #Icantstopsayingthankyou