Wembley Is Out Of Surgery!
We just got a report from Wembley’s surgeon! The Dr. said that Wembley did very well in surgery. He said that he was able to fix one side with plates and screws. The other side was too badly fractured, so he had to do a femoral head ostectomy. The surgery was even more extensive than we had hoped and lasted almost 3.5 hours. Wembley is on a morphine drip and will be monitored throughout the night. Because the surgery to fix the fractures was such a long surgery, the Dr. was unable to do the neuter at this time. Wembley may be transferred back to his primary vet tomorrow, as long as he is doing well.
Our little Wembley is a trooper! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your prayers, good wishes and warm thoughts today. We can’t begin to express our thanks for the donations that are coming in. Thank you for loving this boy. We’ll keep you updated with any news we receive.
Please keep Wembley in your thoughts and prayers today as he goes in for his surgery. We’ve had a great response to our request for donations. It’s very moving to see how much everyone cares and how generously they are willing to give to this boy, when he needs us the most. We’ve raised $3355 of the $6500-$7000 that we need for his care. Following his surgery today, he will be facing a long six weeks of strict crate rest and rehabilitation therapy. So think good thoughts and send some loving vibes his way today. He’s got a tough road ahead of him.
This little guy has a heartbreaking story. The Village brought him in this week. He is a 5 year old, neutered male French Bulldog that was found in a ditch after being hit by a car. Before we found out about him, he had been in a shelter,without medical treatment for almost a week. He has a shattered leg and multiple fractures of the pelvis.
Wembley was looked at today by an Orthopedic Surgeon. This poor little guy is very beat up and is going to require a very complicated surgery. Given his fractures, his vet has recommended against amputating his rear limb. Due to his contralateral pelvic fractures, the surgeon said that Wembley would be very challenged to recover from an amputation, without his right leg to support him.
This is actually both good news and bad news. Wembley will keep his leg, but it means that his surgery and recovery will be very complicated. Wembley will need an open reduction/ internal fixation of right his acetabular fracture. An ORIF involves the implementation of implants to guide the healing process of a bone, as well as the open reduction, or setting, of the bone itself. As part of that process, if the acetabulum cannot be anatomically reconstructed – he may also need FHO. A femoral head ostectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the head and neck from the femur. He will also need an ORIF of the right tibia and fibula fractures and the left ilial body fracture.
All of this will come at a very high cost. The surgery will cost around $5,000 and his after care recovery costs will amount to another $2,000. We really need your support. His surgery will be scheduled for early next week. Please keep Wembley in your thoughts and prayers and please, please give what you can – so that we can get this boy the care that he needs.
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