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Bumper's Surgery Campaign

$2,760 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 58 people in 22 months
Created July 26, 2017
My name is Bumper, the significance of which will become apparent shortly.

I’m an 18 pound, 8-12 month old male Catahoula/Terrier cross that made the mistake of trying to cross Highway 29 in Georgetown during morning rush hour on July 18th.  By the grace of God, a dog lover was behind the car that hit me (lucky for me as that driver kept going).  She is a patron at Zoot Pet Hospital so that is where I ended up.

I don’t recall much of those first few days.  I was in shock, bleeding internally and had multiple fractures and external injuries.  No one knew who I was as I did not have a collar or a microchip.  There were many concerned faces around me the first 48-72 hours.  It was a miracle I survived the first night.  I was on heavy doses of pain medication along with fluids and antibiotics.  With all the good care, I felt a little better each day.  Sadly, an owner never came to claim me.

As of July 26th, I have made it out a week from my injuries and do enjoy all the attention I get from my caretakers.  I’m eating, drinking and eliminating well, but I’m not able to walk on my own.  My pelvis is broken in such a way that it needs surgical repair that only a board-certified surgeon can do.  My bill at Zoot is all taken care of, but I can’t have surgery at the specialty clinic until it’s clear people want to contribute to my care.  The specialty surgeon has agreed to a discounted price and the sooner I can get it done, the better!  The longer I go with the bones out of place, the more likely there is nerve damage and muscle atrophy that will make recovery even more difficult.  I have a pretty good chance of mobility and a good life with the surgery, but the recovery will be 8-12 weeks of restricted activity and physical therapy.  The staff at Zoot as well as a few well-wishers have stepped up for that last part.

My surgery is tentatively scheduled for Saturday July 29th.  All-inclusive and without complications, it should cost about $2500.  If you think I’m a worthy cause, please make a donation.  Every little bit will help.  I'm really looking forward to feeling better!

Anything above the $2500 will be placed in the Zoot Pet Hospital  St. Francis Fund, which is used for other Good Samaritan cases, like myself.
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Monday afternoon update from Bumper:

Hi everyone! I am happy to be back in familiar surroundings with my temporary Zoot family! I have had a busy day! I got back to the clinic this afternoon and am looking forward to a long nap. :) There was a small amount of concern over my breathing this morning, but everyone is keeping a close eye on me and I seem to be doing okay with that now.

The doctors are pleased with my overall progress so far. I'm ahead of the curve on where they thought I would be with "weight bearing" on my bum hip. I have started "toe tapping" and putting a little weight on my leg when I'm up and about. I am doing small amounts of physical therapy and still have to ice the area a couple of times a day, but I am making progress.

The hospital will be closing the donation page after today. You guys have all far exceeded our expectations with your generosity. Again, any monies collected over the amount of my care will be donated to the Zoot St Francis Fund to help pets in situations similar to mine. I look forward to feeling better and leading a happy, healthy life. I will continue to keep you all posted on my milestones and can't wait to share pictures of me running through the play meadows!

Thanks again for everything!

Bumper

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An evening update from Bumper's surgeon....

Bumper did great through his procedure this afternoon. He went back to surgery around 2:00pm and was out around 4:00 pm. Bumper is resting comfortably on a pain medication drip that will run through the weekend.

I am super pleased with how everything went. :) We will hope to update you tomorrow with more good news. We're still on track to have Bumper back at Zoot on Monday afternoon.

Thanks for all the good wishes.

Dr. B
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Friday afternoon update from Bumper......

THANK YOU for all the generous donations that have continued to roll in today. The staff at Zoot and I are very happy with the response we've received to continue my road to recovery. Any donations received above the cost of my care will go directly to the St. Francis Fund at Zoot to cover pets in situations similar to mine.

As planned, I have spent the day resting and preparing for my surgery tomorrow. As I mentioned yesterday, I will be spending my weekend in ICU so that I can be closely monitored post surgery. Although we are expecting things to go smoothly, one never knows, so I hope you'll all keep me in your thoughts over the weekend.

I am planning to be back to Zoot first thing on Monday morning and return to the surroundings that are quickly becoming familiar.

Again, thanks everyone! I hope to see you soon!

Love,
Bumper

Bumper with a friend on Friday morning!
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A brief update from Bumper this evening....

I had my pre-op bloodwork and x-rays today. I have a bit of pneumonia in a lung lobe, and am back on antibiotics, but I am still a go for my surgery scheduled for Saturday.

I will relax and rest some more tomorrow to prepare for my surgery on Saturday. I am scheduled to spend the weekend in ICU and be transported back to Zoot on Monday morning. I am hoping my weekend in ICU doesn't add too much to my projected expenses.

I am deeply touched by everyone's generosity today and hopeful that I will be on the mend and feeling better soon! Look for another update tomorrow before I head out to surgery on Saturday morning!

Love,
Bumper
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$2,760 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 58 people in 22 months
Created July 26, 2017
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