Midnight continues to improve, and get lots of love from her family.
We are also celebrating the arrest made in Puppy Doe's case.
Check the newest photo posted! Midnights family removed her collar briefly this morning, to allow her to eat a little easier. You can see the external bar put in place to hold her shoudler & leg in place. She looks a little happier than she has the past few weeks!
Midnight went back for a check up Wednesday, and things look good. Next Wednesday she will have her stiches out, and then 5 weeks after that, they will have to sedate her again and remove the exterior bar that is holding everything in place. She will have to stay in her crate for a week or so after that. She looks so sad in her crate. Once again, thank you everyone for the thoughts, prayers and donations. It has made a such a tragic situation much easier for the family to bear, and is deeply appreciated.
Midnight did well at home this weekend. She is getting a lot of love, as always. She really wants to be out of the crate, but it is necessary for her to be in there for now. She is on antibiotics and pain medications, and is sleeping a lot, but that is also necessary for her to heal quickly. She has to return to the animal hospital on Wednesday for a recheck, and hopefully in ten days she will be able to have her sutures out.
Thank you to each and everyone of you who has said a prayer, and donated to her recovery and reward fund. We will post another update after her appointment on Wednesday.
Good news to share!!
Tonight, the Parkers were able to bring home Midnight. She was released late this afternoon, after eating well, and showing some progress. Obviously she has a long road ahead of her, but the Parker family have taken all sorts of extra measures to ensure she continues to heal quickly. She has to be kept in a large dog crate to limit her movements, but with enough room to meet all her needs, including food, bedding and a litter box in the crate. Midnight has to return to the hospital next week, and if she continues to progress as expected, she will visit the hospital bi-weekly thereafter for two months.
The Parker family is profoundly grateful, and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and generosity. They have the deepest gratitude for everyone who has said a prayer, donated, called, sent notes, and offered to help. They have been on an emotional rollercoaster for a week. The support received has made a very big difference for them.
I am hoping that the Taunton Police Department is taking an active role in investigating this case and following up on leads being provided to them, which will resolve this case, and prevent another tragedy like this or worse.
The Parker's posted the following message tonight -
The silver lining of this whole event is the unbelievable kindness Midnight and my family have received. We visited midnight today. She has a long road in front of her once she leaves the hospital.....for 6 to 8 weeks she can do nothing, as she has an exterior bar holding the metal pins in place until they fuse with her remaining bone. Please keep this wonderful kitty in your prayers
The family is hoping the will be able to bring Midnight home sometime this weekend. She will have to be confined to a small space to limit her movements until she has healed sufficiently, then she will return to the hospital for more surgery and further care.
Thanks again to everyone who is sending up prayers for Midnight and her family.
Midnight pulled through surgery yesterday and the surgeon removed the metal pellet & shattered bone fragments. A metal plate & pins were inserted & she is paralyzed in that leg, though the vet believes it's temporary.
Information regarding this incident has been circulating via social media. We continue to hope that anyone with information will contact the Taunton Police Department. http://www.tauntonpd.com/
Anonymous tips can be called in to (508) 824-5493.