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Barchiel's Hip Surgery
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Ended Jul 18, 2013
Barchiel needs your help! He went in for surgery on 6-28-13 to try to save his leg and hip. Surgery went well, now to recover! Diagnostics and surgery bills have come in at $950. We are looking at around $300 or more in bills after rehab starts. More ...
Barchiel needs your help! He will be going in for surgery on 6-28-13 to try to save his leg.

Barchiel is our transplant dog from Texas. He's had a rough life but has come through with a great attitude! Just recently he has found himself a solid foster home, has been joyfully getting regular meals, BEAT a severe heartworm infection and was looking forward to a great future.

Unfortunately, Barchiel has one more major hurdle to get over. At some point our Angel of Compassion was injured in such a way that his hip was displaced. Without immediate veterinary care this condition is usually permanent in animals. Barchiel's injury is a fairly old one but recent vet visits have shown that due to the nature of his dislocation the joint is starting to disintegrate and now every time he moves bone is rubbing on bone while ligaments are being stretched to their max.

After consulting the rescue's vet as well as Minnesota and Iowa State Universities, the decision has been reached to attempt an FHO in an effort to save his leg, alleviate pain and return at least limited mobility. All vets agree that this procedure may not work but it is the best chance he has right now. The surgery is estimated to cost $800 and Barchiel will be undergoing hydro-therapy afterwards to enhance healing which will cost about $300.

If you would like to know more about the procedure or the diagnosis please contact the vet in charge of Barchiel's case -
Tea Vet Clinic
Dr. Tom Rentschler, DVM

Sioux Empire Pit Rescue is asking for prayers and financial help to get Barchiel through this with the best possible outcome.

Sioux Empire Pit Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit rescue that is 100% volunteer run. All donations made are tax deductible.

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