Hello! Lexi here …just wanted to check In with all my followers and let you know that I am doing so awesome thanks to these great friends at PAWS, the amazing veterinary and rehabilitation team at Emerald Hills Veterinary Clinic, and all the fantastic people who have helped with my medical bills, donated clothing’s, food toys etc! As you can see I am doing great – I like my toys a lot (if anyone wants to send me more, I’m happy to play with them!). That’s my comfy cozy bed in the background (I have to share with the resident cat, but whatever – at least he doesn’t have any hair to leave in there). I have been enjoying my food, gaining weight like a champ… I love to cuddle and snuggle my foster parents. They are so good to me! Anyway… that’s all for now, I will check in again soon – in the meantime donations can be made in our website at paws-rescue.com or items can be left for me with our friends at Dogspaw, 12215 William Short Road. Thank you for all the support.. I still have a long ways to go but i know you guys will help me out! 💗
🛑 ‼WARNING: Description and photos will be upsetting to most readers. ‼🛑
May 4, 2018
Meet Lexi (NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT THIS TIME)
Lexi was brought into our care two days ago emaciated with a severely broken leg. Her leg had been broken for a long time prior to coming to us. She came in with a poorly applied (probably home made) cast that was cutting into her leg at the top (improperly sized splint) giving her a gaping wound that was full of infection. As soon as Lexi came into our care she was transferred to our amazing veterinary partners at Emerald Hills Veterinary Clinic where they did X-rays which revealed the bone had been broken completely in half and left that way for so long that the lower bone had already partly disintegrated – making ‘repairing’ the break impossible and leaving us no other choice than to amputate her leg. She was so emaciated (body weight score 1.5-2) which made her extremely high risk to put under anesthetic to do the amputation. The infection and pain that she was in wasn’t something that we could wait out, so we had to take the risk and do the amputation the yesterday morning. We are happy to say she is a fighter and she beat the odds – she survived the surgery, and then got extra special treatment from our vets with some laser therapy to help the healing, pain and inflammation.
She didn’t want to eat much yesterday (common after anesthetic) but took her meds for her foster mom and rested lots. Today she is more alert, eating, peeing and taking her meds like a champ! – best of all she is up, walking, and wagging her tail looking for attention.
While Lexi will have a long road to full recovery we are confident that she will get there (given her personality, probably faster than we expect). Once we have her healthy we will have to get her spayed, vaccinated and microchipped before she will become available for adoption.
For now, please send her lots of positive thoughts, and if you would like to donate to help her funding you can do so online at paws-rescue.com (click the donate now), by etransfer to email@example.com, or by cheque/cash to 12215 William Short Road, Edmonton, AB T5B2B7.
Alternatively, we are also seeking some cozy beds, pretty t-shirts (to cover the sutures so she can’t chew them), some canned food (she is currently enjoying royal canin – chihuahua), and tripe. Any of these items can be dropped off with our friends at Dogspaw -12315 William Short Road in Edmonton.