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Chino Broke His Leg And Lost His Family
Five month old Chino was a recent birthday present for two children, both under the age of five. He was a great pup according to his previous family. They would leave him uncrated when home alone. Unfortunately, they returned home one day and found him in pain with a hurt leg. According to their story, they thought he fell down the steps.
They drove Chino to an Emergency Vet Hospital where the doctors performed an exam and took x-rays. The radiographs showed that he had fractured his humeral bone in his right front leg. The family was given an estimate of $2900 for surgery which they could not afford. Chino was sedated and taken back home with only oral pain medication; he did not even receive a splint to restrict the motion of his leg. Every time Chino moved he would experience intense pain.
We received a call later that night asking us for help and we could hear Chino yelping pitifully in the background. We were told the details of the situation and immediately made arrangements to bring Chino directly to the Emergency department at Tufts Animal Hospital. Chino was another injury case coming into Rescue.
The ER doctors at Tufts stabilized Chino, took additional radiographs, applied a splint to minimize movement of the bone, and administered strong pain medication to alleviate his discomfort as much as possible. They also did blood tests and chest x-rays to be on the safe side, since they did not feel comfortable with the story of his injuries. The fracture was severe.
Chino was transferred to the Orthopedic department for medical review the next morning where he was cleared for surgery. The surgeon felt they could fix the fracture with pins (metal implants), however, the break was just above the elbow and he was afraid Chino’s bone growth may be affected because of his age…the surgery would be delicate.
The operation went smoothly and the doctor was confident that the repair that was made would not interfere with the growth of the bone. Chino was also neutered at that time. He recovered from anesthesia and was slowly weaned off potent pain medication as his pain decreased. Complete exercise restriction will be critical for the next 6 to 8 weeks. He is scheduled to return to the hospital in 6 weeks for an exam and x-rays to assess his healing. Physical therapy will be part of his recovery.
We are caring for more dogs than usual who have serious medical issues. Please consider making a donation to help pay their medical bills. We desperately need to replenish our funds which are used to help these dogs.
An Update From Chino’s Foster Mom:
“This pup is a total joy! Mr. PuppaChino or PupPup, as we affectionately call him, is a fun yet totally easy puppy who sleeps with me forever...I need to wake HIM up to take him out!
Chino’s broken leg seems to be healing well and he is starting to use it, which is great for when we do his physical therapy. We are using a crate to help him along with housebreaking and he took to it like a champ.
Other then that, he comes to work with me, goes for car rides and meets new people and animals like he's been with us his whole life! We expect that PupPup will have a great and speedy recovery!”
10/21/09: New Pictures, information coming soon, please donate to help Chino as he recovers from his surgery ....
10/09/09: New dog "Chino"
Can you donate to help with Chino?
You can send a check directly to: Northeastern Boxer Rescue
P.O. Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375. or use PayPal
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