Day 2.5 at Miami Shores Animal Clinic. As you can see in these pictures, Marcus's entire foot up half way of his leg, was laid open to the bone. Of course the biggest concern is infection setting in the bone. The wound was debrided, treated for infection, and sutured for healing. Daily wound care of cleaning and bandaging will be necessary while the flesh comes together. Needless to say, Marcus has been in severe pain but through his IV he is receiving antibiotics and pain medications. Through all of this with strangers working on him, being in a strange place, and being in excruciating pain, Marcus has been a sweetheart and an excellent patient. He still has months of rehabilitation ahead of him but we are with him all the way. Please donate what you can as his hospital and recuperation will be high but he sure is worth it.
If the surgeon is going to be able to save the leg the injury will require daily bandage change, weekly check ups, reconstruction of the exposed area, periodic X-rays to monitor possible infection and healing, possible pin insertion, heavy antibiotics and pain medications. If a pin is inserted he will require additional surgery to extract it after mending. Further, blood work reveals this youngster is highly anemic. Currently Marcus is in severe pain.