Fix Magic's shattered femur!
Magic is from the Stockton Animal Shelter and needs surgery to fix her shattered femur. She is very sweet and likes other dogs despite her injury.
OK so now Ms Magic has kennel cough-- likely acquired in the shelter but just showing up. She is on antibiotics and fingers crossed she will be well enough for her scheduled surgery Tuesday with the specialist. She remains in great spirits and I have to keep her leash short or she tries to jump up to greet me and then would land on her bad leg. She is really really cute. Thank you all for the donations. It should be more than enough. If there is leftover money it will go to helping another shelter dog
Update on Magic: So, Dr Petrunich evaluated the X ray and thinks this fracture is extremely problematic because of the closeness to the head of the femur. It seems he would not have enough bone area in which to put the pins needed, and she would have a hard time tolerating the stillness needed to make recovery successful. That said, he is checking with a board certified orthopedist who he thinks can have better luck with new techniques and appliances. I hope to hear back from him later today. Cross your fingers because it would be a terrible shame to have to amputate. Oh, and bonus good luck...she now has a snotty nose. Yay.
Thank you everyone for your overwhelming generosity. It is truly heartwarming to watch Magic's fund page explode.