Scout's Story

Scout getting ready for surgery

He is on his way

22 FEBRUARY 2011

Priscilla Lundblad of ATRA writes:

I took in a four-month-old male Airedale today named Scout. He is an adorable little boy who was hit by a car two days ago. He has serious injuries to his left hip and a hairline fracture in his right hip and is in an incredible amount of pain. His family took him to their vet following the accident to have him euthanized and even after hearing that ATRA would take him and have the surgery done to save his life, they still wanted to put him to sleep. It took a lot of convincing on their vet's part to finally convince them to surrender their dog to ATRA.

He is presently at Alameda East Veterinary hospital in Denver and was awaiting surgery tomorrow morning. However, the hospital has found out through testing that he is severely anemic and will not be able to go to surgery until the condition improves. He has received two blood transfusions this evening and hopefully he will be well enough to have the surgery as planned tomorrow.

Amy Waters, one of our volunteers, went into the hospital to see him where he is in the ICU. She told me he looks so sad and is connected to I.V.s and a catheter. She said she felt like just scooping him up and taking him home. Fortunately Amy lives about a mile from the hospital so she will be a regular visitor to boost the morale of this little guy.

We are asking for your thoughts & prayers for Scout that he will have a successful surgery tomorrow and a good recovery. As the surgical procedure he is going to have is costly, we would also greatly appreciate your donations to help defray some of the expenses that will be incurred to help this sweet boy.

23 FEBRUARY 2011

Wednesday morning Priscilla adds :

I talked to the veterinarian this morning and Scout is having his third blood transfusion this morning prior to going into surgery at noon today. He also told me that Scout's condition is more stable this morning.

He told me the anemia is not uncommon in a dog who has been severely injured, i.e. hit by a car, etc., as they sometimes bleed out into their organs and their anemic condition is a result of that

At 8 p.m., Priscilla writes:

It was a long surgery; itjust ended about an hour ago and it went well. The veterinarian was able to repair the left hip. He had to literally put the ball joint back together with pins as it was shattered. Then he had to saw off the top of the bone that the ball fit into, as it was splintered so badly. It was a delicate surgery and we are most fortunate to have had such a skilled surgeon to do it.

There is a hairline fracture in the right hip, but the vet did not do anything with that today, as there was so much done to the left hip that he thought it was best to wait on that one. It is possible it will heal itself enough that another surgery will not be necessary.

He said Scout came through the surgery well and will be heavily sedated for the next couple of days. He told me he would call me in the morning to give me an update and also let me know when either Amy or I could visit him.

He was optimistic about Scout's prognosis, but said it will be a long recovery for this little boy.

Thanks to all for your thoughts & prayers & financial help. We are most grateful.

 

 

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Thanks to all for your thoughts & prayers & financial help. We are most grateful.

 

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