Monday, January 9, 2012
Fuzzy is an adorable 4 month old Leonberger Mix. She fractured her tibia/fibula and her current guardians were unable to afford the medical care she required so she was transferred to BDHPI. We took her to the wonderful Dr. Dave Matthiesen who performed surgery to repair the broken bones on December 19th, 2011. He put a plate in with 6 screws and her prognosis is good to excellent! She was sent home on antibiotics for 7-8 days and pain meds for 5-7 days. Her sutures need to be removed in 2 weeks. In 5-6 weeks we'll do radiographs to assess fracture healing and implant status. She has to be in a bandage for 2.5-3 weeks post op with no running or jumping for 5 weeks. Fuzzy will require rehab to help her learn to use her leg again and build up proper muscle after not using for so long but she'll be running and playing like any normal happy puppy in no time! Many thanks to her wonderful fosters, Diana and Michael, for nursing her through her recovery!
If you would like to donate to Fuzzy's medical fund please go to www.bigdogshugepaws.com