No time for a Gem Today. We have another medical emergency happening. A three year old female has been hit by a car in Chicago. She has four broken pelvic bones, two on each side, and a broken sacroiliac joint as well, and she needs surgery or her surgeon says she will need to be humanely euthanized because she is in such pain.
Her owners couldn’t afford veterinary care so they surrendered her to the shelter, and they called us. She needs our help.
3 year old Lucy was HBC (Hit by car). She needs surgery to fix broken bones.
Small Pawser Linda Ochsenfeld, rushed “Lucy” to the Animal Care Center of Plainfield, a 24 hour Emergency Care Hospital in Plainfield Il. on Saturday morning for emergency care over the weekend until we could get in to see the surgeon, today.
14411 S. Rt. 59
Plainfield, IL 60544
This was the estimate just for emergency care and and meds for the weekend.$647.03 and that was with a 30% rescue discount.
On Oct 13, 2018, at 11:31 AM, Animal Care Center of Plainfield wrote:
This is my estimate for Lucy through the weekend. I have tried to anticipate the overnight clinics charges as best as I can. We have a 30% discount on all day clinic services.
I will call you with an update this afternoon on Lucy’s status.
Daniel Erjavec DVM
Each time they called with updates, they said she was in SEVERE pain and they were trying to stay ahead of it until she could see the surgeon earlier today.
So today we took her to one of our surgeons,
Dr. Andrea Hayes at Boone Animal Hospital.
4720 Commonwealth Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558
Phone: (708) 246-5445
This little girl is badly hurt and needs surgery ASAP.
This letter is from Dr. Hayes to all of you.
Lucy – Pelvic Fracture
To whom it may concern,
“Lucy was presented for a bilateral pelvic fracture, an injury sustained from being hit by a car. The patient is in an extreme amount of pain even with pain medications. Without surgery, it is our recommendation to humanely euthanize Lucy.
Andrea Hayes, VMD, DACVS”
The estimate for this extensive life saving surgery and for today’s consult is for between $4,582.27-$5390.14, minus a 20% Rescue Discount.
This is a letter from the Small Pawser who took her to the surgeon today, Christy Aggio at firstname.lastname@example.org. Christy was a nurse in the NICU at a hospital so she knows what she is talking about.
“Robin and Sara,
I have been a volunteer with Small Paws for the past 6 years, and today was one of the worst days of my life! I was asked to transport Lucy to an orthopedic vet today in order to evaluate her broken pelvis. Lucy was hit by a car on Friday, October 12th, and her family was unable to pay for her vet bills. She was given up to a Chicago shelter and it was discovered that she had a broken pelvis. She was rescued by Small Paws on October 13th. Due to it being a weekend, we were unable to find an orthopedic surgeon to see her, so she was placed with a local ER and given IV pain medications over the weekend. I was asked to take her to be evaluated by an orthopedic vet today. Lucy cried in pain throughout the 40-minute drive to the surgeon, and I cried along with her! She was in excruciating pain! I have never heard a dog cry like that before! As I sit here and write this email to you, the tears are flowing down my face! This poor baby doesn’t deserve to suffer! As we were waiting in the exam room, I leaned in close and told Lucy that we would take good care of her! She closed her eyes and relaxed for a few minutes. My heart is breaking for this poor baby!! Please consider donating whatever you can to save this sweet baby so that she can have surgery tomorrow morning, and give her the life that she deserves! Thank you so much!
So Lucy needs around $5000.00. Shoot. They just now called and are having to move her back to a local ER for IV pain meds through the night at an added cost of $500.00 because they can’t leave her unattended at the surgeon’s office, on IV pain meds. Her heart needs to be monitored overnight.
We simply can’t let her lie there in pain.
We have one new matching donation challenge that was sent earlier, and Deborah asked me to use it for the next emergency. Well, it’s the next emergency. Thank you Deborah!
From Deborah Frederick at email@example.com
Please issue a new matching challenge for $400.00.
We have just got to get her out of pain. The dogtors said she is on as much pain medicine as they can safely give and she still screams when they turn her over every four hours.
She still has deep pain sensation in her back legs and is able to urinate and dedicate on her own but she can not stand or walk.
Her pelvic bones are broken in four places.
I’m here and will all issue matching challenges for this precious girl.
All My Love, Robin
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