Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A New Guy With A Big Problem

This sweet big guy joined us today. You wouldn't know by looking at him, but he has a fractured femur - ouch! He was set to be euthanized due to this problem because his family couldn't afford to fix him. Fractured femurs are difficult and time-consuming to repair, which all adds up to more money to fix it.

He has a couple of options at this point ~ fix the fracture, or amputate the affected leg. He will be seeing Dr. Porte at TriCity Veterinary Clinic on Friday for amputation surgery. He remains on pain medication and antibiotics until then. He has also started medication for hypothyroidism ~ hopefully he'll drop a little weight, making getting around on 3 legs much easier!

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