URGENT!!!… Gala needs a second chance
I will never forget the images on the computer screen…
Gala was rushed to the best clinic in Sevilla and the treatment began immediately. She had to be operated in a hurry, we couldn’t risk further deterioration of the injuries.
It was a long operation, metal plates were installed in both fractured legs. Right at that point we could see the recovery of the injuries would be quite complicated. We suspected that back leg was going to give us trouble.
And so it did…
Everything has been tried in Sevilla… somehow the clinic there couldn’t get the treatment right.
There is no point waiting a single more day… the bone presents a non-union that will never heal on it’s own. And so, we are presented with a choice..
1. Amputate Gala’s leg: This would be a horrible outcome for a dog that has fought so much. It would also represents an admission of defeat, throwing the towel. Gala would be handicapped for life.
2. Travel with Gala across the country, from Sevilla to Valencia, operate her again, take out the metal plates that were installed them, cut a section of the bone, install new plates and treat the super-bug that is affecting the bone eliminating infection completely. At that point we would inject a stem cell compound to foster bone growth.
It’s extremely unusual to go to such lengths but we know this could work… not only that, this is Gala’s only chance…
Gala’s life is again in our hands, and we are forced to start again from scratch, undertaking again an operation in an area that presents great complications.
Galgos are among the world’s most abused dog breeds. In the Spanish south they are not considered dogs by their owners, they are tools to be exploited and discarded in the cruelest of ways… what happened to Gala is just one example. We see many, we usually get there too late.
Update August 8
Gala is now in Valencia. And now look at this… upon arrival she met her friend Tula (they had met in Sevilla), and this is what happened!!!
What a character that Tula… whoah!!!
Update August 12
Gala’s operation took place on Friday.
It was a tricky one.. the bone was infected and we had to cut a section of it, 1.5 cms, revive the borders and install new and reinforced plates to keep the leg stable while it heals…
Here is the Xray that shows in detail what has been done..
We will now wait for a week or so to see how it involves, and then we will proceed to inoculate the stem cell treatment that will greatly increase the bone production rate.
In the meantime… Gala smiles again…
Gala’s recovery is nothing short of spectacular… here she is with Chispita, her caretaker and foster family and Mavi, our vet..
UPDATE August 28
Gala (and Tula) are doing GREAT… Gala’s bone is healing nicely, she is perfectly integrated in her foster family. Life is good… For the first time in her short life everything is beautiful…
Update October 2
Gala’s operation was a matter of urgency… Please, if you can, help us fix Gala’s leg… she has gone through so much… this beautiful shy and affectionate princess has stolen the hearts of everyone that has met her. Let’s complete what we started. Please help us make beautiful Gala run again…
Let’s do it… together.. Please donate toward’s Gala’s surgery…