Monday, May 25, 2009
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WEDNESDAY UPDATE:TROOPER survived 3 hours of Orthopedic Surgery
He had a very bad fracture of the radius and ulna. Radius had plate and screws put in but x-ray showed the screws were too long. Had to go back and put in shorter screws. Has a full leg cast with some type of brace over his shoulder. Was also neutered so he doesn't have to have anesthesia again. His strong HW+ makes everything a little riskier. They said the biggest risk now is a "worm embolus". Should get out of vet hosp. in about 10 days and possibly start HW treatment in 6-8 weeks if there are no complications from the orthopedic surgery. I am so thankful that he can now have lots of IV pain meds and antibiotics and start on the road to recovery. Thanks again for all the support you have shown this week. He is worth every bit of the gray hair he gave me!!
MONDAY UPDATE: Trooper was hit by a car on Thursday and his owner turned him over to AC. Connie an angel volunteer could not leave him there to die and she brought him home yesterday. He has taken a turn for the worst. Thank God for a vet who is coming in today on Memorial Day to give him immediate vet care. They are en route to vet now. Please the volunteer who saved Trooper needs help with his vetting and surgery. Please donate, crosspost, and save prayers for this guy who has been through so much, really is a Trooper and is so sweet.
This beautiful chocolate lab now belongs to Paulding County. The owner signed the papers today realeasing him to the county. He needs rescue!!! And, he needs to have surgery quickly before there are complications from waiting too long.
Message from Connie on 5/22/09
I have stopped to help two dogs in two days that had been HBC. On Wed., I took a 7 lb. terrier to vet and he had surgery yesterday to debride wounds on back legs and neuter. One testicle was hanging out of scrotum. I know someone posted this somewhere but I don't know which site. He has to be sedated again tomorrow to irrigate the drains and change dressings. I put him on my credit card, $100 down, and bill is $436 more already. When I see postings for ill and injured animals on SGD, I donate to as many as I can, and sometimes $100-200. I am picking up and transporting 3-4 days a week and never charge a cent for gas. I am paying the vetting for mom & 9 puppies I'm fostering.
Yesterday I stopped to help a choclate lab HBC and took him to the vet. He was taken to a county vet facility by AC and returned to AC today. I was told this morning that his Fx arm and shoulder would require pins and the better option may be amputation. I'm calling the vet back this afternoon for an estimate on the cost of amputation for his left arm. I have called a few rescues I know but no one has offered to rescue him. He is a 4 y/o FB Choc. Lab with a "block head", I hear that is a good quality. Hopefully, someone out there knows of a rescue that would take in a georgous lab. If we do raise money for his surgery, I have no idea what to do with him afterwards. The owner gave up custody to AC by phone but hasn't signed the paper work yet. I believe there are going to be charges brought against the owner.
I am a retired RN and after 38 yrs. of taking care of people, I decided I like animals alot better and have thrown myself into this rescue thing. Didn't know how addictive it would be. Please contact me directly for info on how to help them
* May 22 4:24pm
4 y.o. Chocolate Lab Hit by Car
4 y.o. Chocolate Lab
Broken front leg and possibly his shoulder too. A car ran over him and was on top of him. Connie had people stop and lift the car off of him as she dragged him out from under the tire. The owner was there and didn't care about the dog!!!!
Connie brought the dog to Cedarcrest for evaluation. When the owner's cc was denied, he said he would turn the dog over to animal control.
THE OWNER WON'T TAKE CARE OF HIM!!!
Paulding County Animal Control is on their way to pick up the dog right now. They will take him to one of the vets that they use and will pay up to $100 for evaluation and pain meds.
Thankfully, Connie is calling Cedarcrest right now to pay for pain meds before the dog gets transported.
Paulding County's vet will take x-rays and evaluate. The vets at Cedarcrest have already said that this dog can be saved.
Please - let's not let this dog be pts because of it's injuries!!! Let's raise enough money for this dog to get the treatment he needs.
Posted by Love Labs at 11:00 AM