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Rex's Medical Fund

$3,720 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 56 people in 3 months
Created February 16, 2018
Rex, an 11-month-old, 70-pound black lab, decided he was going to chase after a racoon.  Unfortunately his adventure turned into tragedy and rex was hit by a car and thrown to the side of the road.  The injuries were extensive and very severe.  He broke two bones in his leg, the tibia and fibula were both fractured in half, a 5-inch chest laceration , bruising to his lungs, and hemorrhaging behind the eye.  The owner decided to euthanize him, but the local vet didn’t have the heart to do it, so she called The Buddy Foundation.  Could we please take the big loveable goofy lab?  The Buddy Foundation picked Rex up a half hour later and rushed him up to the specialty center.

Rex was placed into intensive care for a few days to monitor the bruising on his lungs.  A few days later, he went into surgery for his leg.  The vet placed a long metal rod and screws in Rex’s leg.  Rex spent a week at the specialty vet.   Through all of this, Rex was a real troooper!  Believe it or not, all he wanted to do was jump up and give sloppy kisses.  He’s so very, very sweet and just craves human attention.

Unfortunately, Rex had a turn for the worse.  The day before he was going for his checkup, his foot splayed outward.   X-rays showed the plate in rex’s leg had bent.  Rex had to have another surgery to replace the plate and screws in his leg.  (and this time rex would be placed in a paw-to-hip cast for five weeks.)

We hope that rex won’t need any further surgery.   He will, however, need extensive therapy after the cast comes off to regain use of the leg.

Up to this point, rex’s medical bills are around $8,500, not including therapy.  Please donate to The Buddy Foundatioin to help cover the cost of Rex’s care.  We promise to keep you updated on his treatment and recovery!
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GREAT NEWS! Rex had his final visit with the vet this week. The vet took more xrays, and said Rex's leg looks really good. He has lifted all restrictions on Rex, which means this big, goofy, loveable lab is now available for adoption.
Lots of licks and kisses to everyone that helped by contributing to Rex's recovery. Your monetary contributions and cross-postings made a big difference in his life. We have one more step, and that is to get Rex into a wonderful, loving home.
If you or anyone you knows is looking for a super dog, direct them to Rex at the Buddy Foundation. Thanks again to all of you. We truly appreciate your kindness and generosity!
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Rex would like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who contributes to his treatment and recovery. He's doing well, still has to take it easy. No running or jumping for about two more weeks. At that time, he goes back to the vet for xrays to check on his progress. We're hoping at that point the vet says he can do a little running.

He's a great dog, a little scared of going out at night into the darkness. (We think he got hit by the car at night and maybe that's why he's scared.)

We still have not raised all the funds necessary for Rex, but with your continued support we will keep our paws crossed! Please post Rex on your Facebook, email list, etc. The more exposure he gets, the more it will help pay for his treatment. (Not to mention the other dogs we could use financial help with: Rocky has cancer; Chessy is almost blind, Abby possible Cushing's +, Fiona with torn cruciate ligament and lots of cats with issues, too!) Every dollar goes to the animals. We thank you for your support. I will keep you updated on what the vet says about Rex in a few weeks. Again, please post/pass this on to your friends so we can continue helping Man's Best Friend!
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Good news! Rex had an x-ray today of his leg. The vet says it appears to be healing nicely. No more cast! The cone has to stay on for a week because the cast kind of dug into his toe and made it raw. Rex still needs to take it easy and remain calm. More xrays in six weeks!
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So Rex got really bored and decided to chew his cast off. Volunteers took him to clinic to have it recast and bandaged. It was a late night for them! One of our volunteers also bought this new cone for Rex. It didn't last too long, so we had to put him back in the plastic cone of shame.
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Raised by 56 people in 3 months
Created February 16, 2018
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