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Update: 1/23/12

Honeycomb had her surgery and is doing wonderfully.  She traveled back from Columbia this afternoon and is now in a foster home.  She will be on 6-8 weeks of cage rest and then will go back for more x-rays to see how she is healing.  We will keep you posted on her progress.  Thank you to all the wonderful people who made this possible!


 Honeycomb's story:

 One of our Board Members saw a young female Chihuahua get hit by a car Monday afternoon (1/16). The dog was rushed to our Veterinarian's office right away. After sedating her and taking x-rays and blood work, it looked as if we were dealing with a severely broken pelvis and a possible fracture or dislocation of the back leg. The doctor doesn't perform orthopedic surgery, so the best we could do so late in the day was give her pain and anti-inflammatory meds.

She went home with our Board Member for the night where she was kept calm and as comfortable as possible. She was named Honeycomb, as she is honey colored and becoming sweeter by the hour.

Tuesday, Honeycomb was taken in for additional x-rays, which showed in greater detail that her pelvis is actually broken nearly in half and shattered into pieces. The good news is her blood work looked good across the board! She was taken to two other vet clinics for second (and third) opinions.

All three Veterinarians agreed that Honeycomb is in pain, and needs extensive orthopedic surgery ASAP. They recommended we seek help from a specialty teaching hospital, such as MU.

The X-Rays were sent to the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine Tuesday afternoon. The surgeon there confirmed that Honeycomb's injuries are extremely severe, including the break in her back leg. They say they will be able to repair the damage by placing a metal plate in her pelvis and a rod in her leg. The total cost, including hospitalization was quoted $3,000 (minimum).

Thankfully, we found a volunteer to transport Honeycomb to Columbia Wednesday (1/18) where she will be prepped for surgery. The surgery will take place on Thursday and she is expected to be in recovery until this weekend.

We are desperate to raise $3,000 by Saturday, so we can pick her up. Please crosspost and help Honeycomb start her long road to recovery!


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