Butterscotch’s Veterinary & Recovery Bills
Emergency Amputation & Severe Infection
Butterscotch needs help! She came to us just a couple days ago and we had to perform an unexpected amputation on her back leg. She came to us with two fractured legs and we were hoping that the legs were healing.
Unfortunately after removing the bandages we found that her legs are both extremely infected. The back leg smelled horrendous and was so badly infected there was simply no way that the leg could be saved. Her front leg is also badly infected, but we are not prepared to remove that leg also without giving her a shot at recovery.
Our amazing veterinarian and team stepped in and started her on strong pain medications (she was in extreme amounts of pain even though she wasn’t acting it until we started to clean the wounds) and strong antibiotics. They put a new splint on her front leg and it will need to be changed daily to make sure her infection is not getting worse. None of this was planned.
This girl is maybe a year old and deserves the best chance we can possibly give her. We need donations. We spent about 4/5 hours on her medical treatment, amputated her back leg, and will be treating her daily for the next couple of weeks. She needs more x rays of her front leg to see if the break is healing at all or if it is worse. She may need orthopedic surgery. There are many unknowns right now, but she has a long road of recovery.
We originally estimated needing to raise $1,000 to cover her veterinary care and recovery, however after being with us over a month and a half now, her cost of care has increased and we are needing to raise a total of $2,000.
Today is the day! November 21, 2022
It is a big day for this little lady! For the first time since late September, she can feel the sun warming her bones and the fresh air touching her skin... For the first time in 9 weeks, she is without a splint. After reviewing her X-rays, a thorough physical examination and speaking with her foster, it was decided to proceed with removing her splint. The next couple weeks will be imperative to her recovery and the medical team has worked to set her up for success. With continued medication management, a high quality diet, strict crate rest and multiple physical therapy sessions a day, it is everyones hope that her bones will strengthen while her muscles and nerves not only heal, but learn to function again. Upon removing her splint today, Butterscotch was hesitant to put any weight on her front leg and continued to carry it as though it was splinted. Stimulating her leg through slow, gentle stretches, massage and very soft movements, she began to trust her body. Within a few hours, she was cautiously putting some weight on her leg for 5-10 seconds at a time. She is at a point in her recovery that we are at the end of what we can do and we have to wait and see.