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Beau leg surgeries
$4,070 raised
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Setting up a fund to help cover the costs of having knee surgeries for Beau.  Beau saw the surgeon today. We have good news and bad news. His front leg is not being used because the muscle is very withered and damaged from infection and tearing ...

 Setting up a fund to help cover the costs of having knee surgeries for Beau. 

Beau saw the surgeon today. We have good news and bad news. His front leg is not being used because the muscle is very withered and damaged from infection and tearing injuries. His scapula is also fractured and partially healed. The vet does not feel like at this time with so much infection it would be safe to try to operate or repair. He could possibly have infection in the bone, but he could not tell from xray. He will stay on pain meds and do physical therapy for the front leg and we will see how it progresses. His back legs do have surgical options, but they are very damaged. To fix his knees he would have to have a groove created to hold the knee cap as there is not one now and the knee cap is sitting completely outside on the outer part of the leg. The ligaments will have to be re-positioned by cutting the bone holding it and moving it and screwing it back in place. One leg is also more damaged than the other and might need to have the femur shortened and a plate put it. It is not a guarantee that it will work, but the surgeon feels hopeful. We will have a re-check appointment in 2 weeks to make sure the infection has not come back then we can schedule the first surgery. He will have one leg done at at time and after both legs are done we will re-evaluate the front leg and see what we need to do. I was very touched that the surgeon said Beau was lucky to have been taken in by SMRS and to have so many people who love and support him. He is a fighter!!

It is estimated that the surgeries will be around $7,000 ($3,500 each knee) and we did not discuss the front leg cost as we do not know what we will be doing yet. We will be holding an online auction in February to help with the cost. If you have any items to donate to the auction please email Courtney and let her know. We will also be setting up a fundrazr specifically for the surgery if anyone would like to donate or share the information. Again we appreciate all the love and support for Beau and his story!!
courtney@shortmugsrescuesquad.org

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