Oliver's Second Chance
While at his first appointment at the orthopedic center at the University of Illinois on 6/2, it was determined that this achilles tendon was ruptured and he required immediate surgery. They were able to reattach the tendon and put pins in his leg. He has to wear a brace on the outside of his leg to keep it immobile while he heals. He will need regular bandage changes and another x-ray in six weeks to monitor the repair. For the next 3 months his activity is restricted (luckily he loves cuddling his foster mom and siblings). His total recovery will take 3-6 months. There is a risk that the tendon may tear again, in which case another surgery or a lifelong orthotic device may be needed.
You we so giving when we first started raising funds for Oliver. We took the funds raised to date and applied that to the surgery. This campaign is to cover the balance. Your support means the world. Every amount donated helps! So much love and gratitude to you all, Oliver & NIPRA
Previous GoFundMe Campaign for Oliver: https://www.gofundme.com/olivernipra
Northern Illinois Pug Rescue and Adoption, Inc. (NIPRA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that exists to assist the community in placing any needy Pug dog in a permanent, loving home. All adoption fees and donations go solely for the rescue, care, and placement of mistreated, unwanted or homeless Pugs. We rely entirely on donations and proceeds from our fundraising projects to finance our mission.
Oliver at CACC
Resting at his foster home
Enjoying the sunshine at his foster home
He loves car rides!
Physical therapy is in high gear! I'm going to the University of Illinois Physical Therapy Department 2x per week for 12 weeks. My foster mom is the greatest in the whole world for taking me! NIPRA is continuing to raise funds to help pay for the sessions. I'm eventually moving into water therapy, too. You know they'll take pictures!
For my first two years, I didn't know what love felt like and now it's embracing me.
Between us my leg still hurts so bad. The vet has to sedate me for my weekly bandage change and I don't let anyone touch my leg. My foster mom pets me just near the bandage to help desensitize my fear. I trust her completely.
I also went to NIPRA Pug Jam last weekend. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. I got to meet so many new friends and even got treats from the mobile bakery.
Please help me continue on my healing journey so I can be all ready for a forever home! Love you to pieces, Oliver
His pins have been removed and he's healing nicely. He's even beginning to put a little weight on his leg. He was struggling with the boot (it kept slipping off), so they modified the bandage to ensure his leg continues to heal nicely. He'll have bandage changes for the next fews weeks and we'll be closely watching his recovery as usual.
On a side note, he has managed to snuggle his way into his foster mom's bed at night. Can you blame him with all the thunder lately? He is such a lovebug, and we're so happy to see him continue to get better. When he's ready, he'll make a family very happy.
Please continue to share this campaign as we help him in his rehab/recovery. Every dollar counts. We love you all, thanks! - Oliver & NIPRA