Thursday, October 27, 2011

SURGERY UPDATE *** LOLETTE

Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes


Last weekbrought some big changes for our little Lolette ... she went to her foster home! And what a special foster home it is ... her foster mom just happens to work at the vet where Lolette had her closed reduction surgery and has been treated, so she will be in very good hands and be at the vet every day her foster mom works with lots of check-ups from our wonderful vet to make sure everything is going well.

This will be a long recovery process for Lolette and one where she will not be all that comfortable. She has an e-collar on and her right rear leg is in an ehmer sling position for 4-6 weeks while the healing process takes place to hopefully keep the femur in her hip socket. All of this does not include her fractured pelvis and the multiple fractures in her legs. Lolette pretty much has to be crated except for going outside and then she has to be carried in and out. Pretty boring for a young little Cairn girl to have to deal with, but if this works and her femur stays in place in her hip socket, it will all be worth it and she should be able to live a normal, pain free life.

Please remember Lolette is part of our Guardian Angel Program which you can find at this highlighted link.

We have more Cairns in need of rescue and our New Leash on Life Raffle is one of our major fundraisers of the year. There are some fabulous prizes and definitely something for everyone! You can participate in NLOL at this link.

Following are some photos of Lolette showing her now with her e-collar, ehmer sling and where they went in to perform the closed reduction surgery. She's lucky to have found her way to the Col. Potter family and we're happy to have her!


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