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Paco's Back Surgery
$230 raised
7% of $3.5k goal
8 contributors
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Ended Sep 5, 2014
Paco is a 6 year old male that was surrendered to Florida Dachshund Rescue the end of 2013. He was high heartworm positive, so he had to be treated and crate rested and could not be adopted until the treatment was complete. Paco came through the ...

Paco is a 6 year old male that was surrendered to Florida Dachshund Rescue the end of 2013. He was high heartworm positive, so he had to be treated and crate rested and could not be adopted until the treatment was complete. Paco came through the treatment great and was having fun playing and hanging out at his foster home last week, when suddenly he started acting sick and vomiting. He went to the vet for evaluation and they thought they saw a shadow in his stomach. They thought he ate something he shouldn't have. They monitored him to see if what he ate passed. Within 24 hours, he lost the use of his back legs and could not urinate on his own. A call was put out to our volunteers to get him to our neuro vet in Tampa, Veterinary Surgical Specialists (vetsurgical.net) ASAP! Pam (one of our foster homes) stepped up and got him there that day. Thank you Pam!

After examination, it was determined that Paco had no deep pain sensation and was not a surgical candidate. He would be on crate rest and meds for 2 weeks, to see if he gained any sensation back and if so, he may be able to have surgery. All FLDR was worried about poor Paco and lots of prayers went out for him.

Then we got good news the next morning! Paco now had deep pain sensation and could have surgery! He had the surgery that day and the surgeon said the spine did not look as bad as she feared. 

The next morning Paco wagged his tail and was able to start urinating on his own! We need your help to pay for Paco's back surgery. Anything you can donate would be a great help!

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