Update 12/5: The orthopedic surgeon is very pleased with Duke's progress so we are making him available for adoption. Duke has been attending doggie day care 3X per week and we go on a slow run together each morning. Duke is a lovely, fun, sweet eskie boy. If you are interested in learning more about him please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update 11/17: Duke spent the week with the orthopedic surgeon for rehab and is now at home doing very well. He is starting to use his left leg. Doc is hopeful that Duke will be in great shape in six months or so. He is also hopeful that the pin that was (mis)placed in right leg that is impinging on sciatic nerve will migrate away on its own.
Update 11/7: Duke is home now after having a successful FHO surgery. He is in a lot of pain/discomfort and does not want to put weight on his leg yet. My marching orders are to get him walking on his leg so we will be working on that. Duke will be going in for a follow-up appointment on Monday.
Hi everyone! I am sweet, gentle, and extremely happy and grateful Duke. I feel like I am in heaven now. You see, I was run over by my owner and he didn't take me for medical care until two months after the incident. And then, to add insult to injury, he took me to a shelter to be put down. The wonderful shelter people contacted ERU and thanks to many supporters, donors, and volunteers I was flown to Maryland from Kentucky and will be getting the medical attention I need. The docs in KY thought my back legs needed to be amputated but the orthopedic surgeon in Maryland is hopeful that I will not lose my back legs. I will be having FHO surgery on November 5th. Please check back to follow my update.
A heartfelt thanks from me and my foster mommy Heidi to Misty, Laura, Pilots n Paws (John, Tom, Ron), Karon, Waugh Chapel Animal Hospital, Yard Sales for Needy Tales, and the amazing ERU volunteers, sponsors, and donors!
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