Sweet Reese and that pesky LEG!

So as most of you know, Reese underwent surgery last year after she was attacked by a dog resulting in a fractured femur on her rear left leg. After undergoing multiple corrective surgeries secondary to the fracture, infections, and anything else that could go wrong, about 9 months later that baby finally was cast and cone free! Now fast forward to last Monday when she began limping and crying throughout the day. After taking her to the vet to get X-rays completed, we were informed that Reese's femoral head detached from the hip due to the atrophy of the bone/leg. The femur has since rotated behind her pelvis and now is in need of another surgery. After a consultation with a veterinary orthopedic surgeon and doing research, Lisa and I have decided that the best option for Reese is amputation as opposed to a femoral head osteotomy (FHO).  With amputation she will have to learn to live life as a "tripod" but will be able to get back to her normal self pretty quickly. The FHO will be a lengthy recovery and not a guarantee solution in the long run which would result in an amputation. 

We have never done a "Gofundme" before as we have never wanted to ask people for money or burden anyone else with the financial obligation of Reese's surgeries; however, this surgery is extremely expensive and we need the help. Unfortunately, the cost of her amputation is appx. $2600.00 and since Reese has no money because she refuses to get a job, her mommmies are responsible for the bill on the day of surgery which is tomorrow (9-25-17).  

Lisa and I are asking for help in this unfortunate situation. Any little thing helps and we are so grateful for all of the kind words everyone has already shown to us and our little love child Reesey.


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Kristen Cav 
Sarasota, FL
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