Mortimer Needs Emergency Care

$625 of $800 goal

Raised by 22 people in 37 months
Nichole Kelley  WESTMINSTER, SC
My sweet Mortimer slipped out last week. We found him days later dragging himself through the yard toward the porch. The veternarian thinks he was sideswiped by a car. He sustained broken ribs, spinal damage (he is able to move his legs so it is likely he'll recover from that), and internal injuries. His bladder also had to be manually drained with a needle. He was able to pass bloody urine on his own shortly afterward. Although he is currently resting comfortably and is pain free (he has medication), he needs additional tests and treatment.

Unfortunately, emergency veternary care isn't something we had budgeted for. We don't know exactly how much things could end up costing, but the estimate we've already been given for the additional testing and continued medication is more than we can pay for. If you can help out with a couple dollars to help see that he gets the additional care that he needs or at the very least continued pain management and a humane end, if that becomes necessary, we would be very grateful.

Mortimer is a wonderful and much loved part of our family.

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone's generosity we were able to have some of the additional tests preformed. His internal organs appear to the functioning normally. Unfortunately, both of his back legs are broken (in addition to his ribs and back injury). One leg is broken so high that it really needs surgery (the bones are separated so they cannot heal back together) other leg is broken low enough to be casted. The bad news is that the surgery alone not only costs $1800 but is one of those things that needs to be preformed sooner rather than later. Right now we are letting him heal. It was explained to me that in cases where the surgery cannot be preformed due to cost that the idea is that the muscles grow and take over. Our veterinarian put the cast on the leg with the low break but had to remove it the next day. He became so agitated and upset that he banged the cast and his body around just generally become uncontrollable to the point that the cast had slipped. He even had difficulty using his litter box. Once the cast was removed he calmed down and began resting. He is immoblized in a crate (with comfy bed, litter pad and food/water - all freshened often) for the next 8 weeks. Immobilzation and peaceful resting are crucial for his recovery. He does get to come out for a while each day and lounge on the bed or couch under close supervision to make sure he doesn't try and get around on his legs. He will require weekly checkups, and it may be necessary to recast his leg again.
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$625 of $800 goal

Raised by 22 people in 37 months
Created March 4, 2014
$25
Anonymous
36 months ago
J
$50
Julie
36 months ago
MK
$25
Maureen Kelly
36 months ago

Best. Wishes for a full recovery

$10
Anonymous
37 months ago
$50
Anonymous
37 months ago
HA
$100
Harold Arnwine
37 months ago
KL
$20
Kori Lawrence
37 months ago

I saw this on our mutual friend Marlene's blog. I just recently lost my dog and I know how much a family pet means to a person. Good Luck.

MH
$25
Michelle Holmertz
37 months ago
$10
Anonymous
37 months ago
$45
Anonymous
37 months ago
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