Our good buddy Rufus (mothered by our co-worker and friend, Jesselyn) has had a very rough week after a scheduled surgery on Thursday, Dec. 11th took a turn for the worst. Rufus had been suffering from chronic ear infections and underwent a procedure to remove his ear canal. As we all know, surgery involving anesthesia presents some level of risk for both humans and animals alike; and Rufus fell into that unlucky small percentage where major problems occur. It appears that we lost him for some amount of time on the operating table.
There's speculation amongst Jesselyn's work buddies that Rufus went into the light; noticed that there weren't any cookies or bagels available in the trash cans on "the other side," and decided to head back. The latest report is that he is in critical condition in the ICU at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and is breathing without the aid of machines. 50/50 chance of recovery.
The original surgery was planned to cost a couple thousand dollars, but as you can imagine, this figure has ballooned - now to over $8k. Please join us in sending out wishes / prayers / love, and pulling together some slips to help our friends Rufus and Jesselyn through this trying time.
- Harriet Provine
- Vickie Henry
- Stephanie Ainbinder