Dilly's Front Leg Was Amputated 2 Days Ago
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DILLY HAS HAD HER FRONT LEG AMPUTATED . This is very sad and I have lived in hope for the last year that this wouldn’t have to happen. But Dilly’s lower front leg  suddenly swelled to double its size in the last 4 days. She had to have it ... More ...

DILLY HAS HAD HER FRONT LEG AMPUTATED . This is very sad and I have lived in hope for the last year that this wouldn’t have to happen. But Dilly’s lower front leg  suddenly swelled to double its size in the last 4 days. She had to have it amputated quickly otherwise the possibility of it becoming gangrenous was very high. Dilly is her usual long suffering model patent.  Only hours after her operation when she lost a lot of blood Dilly attempted to get up but fell on her wound crying helplessly.  It was heartbreaking..  Later she managed to force herself up and hopped outside to urinate then returned to her bed and quietly lay down.   I re-dressed her wound the following morning and she made no complaint, she didn't struggle but patiently waited for us to finish.  She is a truly wonderful dog who touches everyone's hearts she meets.    

Long term Headrock Dogs Rescue Friends you will remember the dreadful story of Dilly being run over by a 6 wheel truck loaded with full gas canisters driven by her owner.  I tried to tend her wounds for a week but when a gaping hole appeared between her front legs exposing her muscles I was horrified. We rushed Dilly to the veterinary hospital in Hua Hin 200ks away where she had several major operations Sadly no attention was made to her injured leg as the vets felt the nerves were so badly damaged. But when I visited her Dilly proved she did have feeling in her leg and there was hope that a steel pin could be inserted. The surgeon waited too long and by the time he was ready to operate her leg had truly lost all sense of feeling. I was very upset to put it mildly. During the past year Dilly had kept her leg up high off the ground but over recent months she has been dragging it along the rough stones in the compound where she lives. Her owners love her dearly and have tried to keep it clean using antibiotic cream which Dilly immediately licks off. Infection had suddenly set in at an alarming rate so amputation was the only option. She has also lost quite a lot of weight in a short time which is good for her leg but indicates she is in pain from the infection. Dilly is now with us living on our kitchen floor which is clean and we can tend her wound easily until it’s completely healed.    This latest development is very sad and I shed a few tears when she returned from her operation. If anyone is willing to help fund Dilly’s recovery for a month or two we’d be so grateful. She will need a lot of medication, dressings, pain killers and vitamins to help boost her strength whilst she’s recovering.  Thank you for your support.

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