Surgery For St Francis, aka Frannie
Thanks to efforts of Volunteers in 2015, St Francis was taken off the streets of Houston's fifth ward and brought back from the brink of death. Since her miracle recovery, Frannie has been full of life and plays to the fullest everyday. Frannie has developed a partial tear in cruciate ligament in her right rear leg. Frannie has been scheduled for surgery on the 22nd of May 2019 at the Tazewell Pike Animal Clinic to repair this tear. Dr David A. Hicks DVM, PhD will be preforming the surgery. Frannie is facing a 12 week recovery time period, with the first six weeks of recovery being "on leash." St Francis and her miraculous story has touched thousands of hearts across the world. Frannie continues to be the light of our lives and my wife and I will do what we can to make sure her life continues to be full of happiness. We were informed the cost of the surgery would be a minimum of $3,500. To those that can donate, I will try provide updates and photos of her recovery. If you cannot donate, we understand, but please, mark your calender's and say a prayer for our fur baby on that date. Pray saved her once and it will save her again. My wife and I are lucky to have St Francis/Frannie in our lives.+ Read More
Yay. St Francis, Frannie, is showing no signs of cancer at this time. Frannie had a good round of blood work and a great visit with her oncologist. Due to that right leg having been used for the bone biopsy we are not going forward with the surgery at this time. We will not be using the donations at this time and will be releasing/returning them. Frannie, Jan and I can't thank everyone enough for donating to our fur baby. Please keep her in your prayers and we will keep you updated on her progress.
It is with a heavy heart that I'm giving this update on Frannie. The surgery was postponed due to the Surgeon finding a small area on her tibia that may or my not be cancer. A biopsy will be scheduled in the upcoming days to determine exactly what the spot is. The spot looks like a thumb print on the bone with a "moth eaten" appearance. Thank you for all the prayers. Please keep them coming. I've tagged most of the people that had a hand in saving our girl the first time around and our family members. If your not on the list please don't be upset. I'm having a bad time with this and not thinking too clearly right now.