On Tuesday, December 1, 2009, Gracie was hit by a car and left for dead in Pennsylvania. A volunteer got her and brought her to a hospital. She broke her front legs and needs to see an orthopedic surgeon -- about $4000.
On Thursday, December 4th, the vet updated Laura on Gracie's condition: in addition to the two broken legs, she also has a broken pelvis and is blind. She is in very bad shape, but we're hoping she'll pull through.
Please help Gracie by sending NMTR donations thru PayPal! Click on the donate link on the right.
* * UPDATE (December 15, 2009): * *
Paisley Grace has started walking on her own and is doing so amazingly well! Thanks to your donations, NMTR has managed to raise $1200 toward vet costs and her surgery. Please ask your friends, family and co-workers to make a contribution for this girl. No amount is too small!
We can't continue to save lives without the help of NMTR supporters like you! Thank you all!
* * UPDATE (January 9, 2010): * *
Paisley Grace is doing well and is expected to have her plate out of her hip in 2 weeks with 2-3 weeks recovery based on the vet's recommendation. She is eating well and improving every day. She is a sweet little miracle dog. She will be available for adoption once she is fully recovered in approximately in 2 months!
* * UPDATE (February 2, 2010): * *
Paisley Grace isn't blind after all! The morphine made her seem blind and non-functional.
Dr. Franzewski was not able to remove the plate or the screws last Tuesday as the bone had grown around the plate (because Paisley Grace is so young and rapidly growing) and the sciatic nerve was trapped in scar tissue.
Dr. Franzewski said removal of the plate or the two offending screws could damage the sciatic nerve and all nerve function to the leg. He went in surgically to determine this and then just closed her back up because he couldn’t do anything to help her. He suspects she will need at least a femoral head and neck excision in the future. In the meantime, we are at a wait and see status. She will need long term veterinary orthopaedic care.
Great News! Dr. Corinne, who has been mending Paisley Grace back to health from the very beginning, has decided to adopt her. We're so excited that she will have a wonderful life with someone who absolutely adores her. Thank you all for helping Paisley Grace recover and live a normal life.
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