Lucky: Two weeks living in a broken body
I first heard about Lucky precisely a week ago.
A victim of a hit and run he had been rescued in a village nearby Cadiz, in south Spain.
His condition was atrocious, but although he was suffering from multiple untreated fractures this was obviously a dog with a massive spirit.
At first, and due to the distance involved I thought I would trust the capabilities of the rescuers, but as the hours, days passed by, it was clear that this wouldn’t end up well for Lucky. And so… in a moment of desperation they announced the decision to euthanize him unless someone stepped in. It was a final call for Lucky. They had reached the end of the line.
At that point we stepped in.
We drove Lucky overnight to our clinic in Valencia and immediately put him on painkillers. Finally, after a long week of pain and discomfort Lucky had a good night sleep.
We need to perform this operation as soon as possible, possibly as early as tomorrow. The longer it passes the more complicated it becomes to re-position the bones precisely in place. Muscles and joints contract, and in general the prognosis is much more complicated.
Please have a look at these pictures, and understand the gravity of the fractures. An operation of this nature will be long and complicated and it can only be performed by a surgeon of the highest caliber. We calculate it will take no less than three hours of surgery time, maybe even more.
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It was a long operation but here he is.. LUCKY!!!
Update October 7….
Here he is.. LUCKY WALKS AGAIN!!!!
Update November 6
A full month has passed since our last update and Lucky is doing amazingly well. Only a slight, nearly imperceptible limp remains of his ordeal, he is a young happy dog that just had a second shot at life..
Please scroll up, see his first picture, and now look at this!!
The surgery is done… it was a success and it was only possible thanks to the help of our incredible network. Now we must continue with Lucky’s rehabilitation until he is ready to go to a final home…
Many many thanks… as usual we will provide personal updates to our donors through this blog as well as through our Facebook Page, Let’s Adopt! Global