Rush Puppy, an unbreakable spirit
08/30/2018 / Thank you to those who have sponsored his care, he couldn’t have done it without you!
[ The Fight for Rush Puppy! ]
If you haven’t already met Rush, beware, he will surely steal your heart. This young boy was rescued after being run over by a car. He was in critical, life-threatening condition and our veterinary team did everything in their power to save his life. At the time, we did not know the extent of his injuries but jumped into action in efforts to stabilize Rush. Once he was sedated and administered pain medications they were able to do x-rays and it was determined that his leg was terribly fractured and he suffered extensive contusions around his lungs and chest. This was cause for deep concern so they kept him comfortable and monitored him closely while waiting for the bruising to subside so that they could devise a safe treatment plan.
The next day, Rush began to feel and appear much better. Although he was still in ruff shape, it was nice to see his tail wag again and a big smile on his face as we spoiled him with snacks! It was initially thought that an amputation or surgery would be necessary. However, with the significant injuries to his chest, surgery would have to wait. We continued to monitor and manage his pain with medications and antibiotics to prevent infection. In the meantime, his leg was splinted and bandaged to maintain stability.
In the last few days we’ve seen a transformation in Rush! He became the playful, happy go-lucky puppy he should have been all along! He played with Dr. Wendy with his new favourite rope toy. Don’t worry, we caught it on video for you! We continued daily bandage changes and pain management which seems to be working well for Rush. Just now, we got news that Rush Puppy’s open wound and leg is healing well and may not require surgery! INCREDIBLE NEWS! We know how much you love videos, so above is one to show an unbreakable spirit, now known as Rush!
You can join the fight for Rush by helping sponsor his ongoing veterinary care! He could really use your support!