Buttercup was hit by a car and has head trama

For: Balanced Buddies Res-Q
Mount Laurel, NJ
Organizer: Melissa
Buttercup was hit by a car and has head trama (Balanced Buddies Res-Q)
$1,125
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 37 donors
22% Complete

The Story

Buttercup is an under 2 year old terrier mix that was hit by a car this afternoon.  Just by chance, our volunteer happened to be in the right place at the right time to rush her to the emergency vet.  It seems that she took most of the blow to her head and only time, good drugs, and a lot of TLC will tell us if she has a chance. Buttercup is in shock, has major head trauma and a possible spine fracture.  We will not know if she is going to be able to be saved until the swelling comes down.  That will take 24-48 hours and $3,000 to $5,000.  She is in oxygen, getting meds to regulate her heart rate, pain, spike in glucose, on a constant EKG, and her radiographs are being sent to a specialist.  All we can do is wait to see if she can meet us half way.  When we kissed her goodbye, she was able to tack us with her one good eye and her back legs were trembling from either pain or being cold.  Please help us give Buttercup the time she needs in the ICU in order to pull thru!  She really needs your help!  If you are hesitant to use the crowd funder, please feel free to call Mt Laurel Animal Hospital at (856)234-7626 and make a donation directly towards her care.  Please understand that this is a very busy hospital and you may have to wait to speak to a financial specialist.  Not everyone can take payments over the phone.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 14, 2017

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Posted on July 14, 2017

7/13/17 Today was  a very lucky day for Buttercup!  After having her eye removed yesterday, all IV meds were weaned today and she was released around 3pm today!  So far, she is very spoiled!  New bed, toys, delicious soft diet for her sore tongue (that she pierced with her own teeth in the accident) and lots and lots of cuddles and kisses.  Saturday she will have a drain removed from her head and be seen by our favorite Orthopedist Dr Howe-Smith to make a plan for her full recovery.  More than likely, she will need to be fitted for a neck brace and do a round of Physical Therapy.  Please continue to share her story and encourage others to do so.  While Buttercup is home, the bills continue to mount with her ongoing care.  

Posted on July 9, 2017

Posted on July 9, 2017

7/8/17 evening- Buttercup is lifting her head, eating chicken baby food and rolling over for belly rubs!  We got to see her, hold her and feed her!  We are so happy! All the techs, nurses and vets are just in love with Buttercup!  We are so excited to see all the amazing progress she has made in just 24 hours!  We were able to make a payment towards her care tonight, but we have a long way to go!  Please keep sharing her story!  

Posted on July 8, 2017

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Posted on July 8, 2017

7/8/17 We took Buttercup's X-Rays to Orthopedist Dr. Russel Howe-Smith this morning, he is confident that the gap/injury to her upper spine is all soft tissue and will heal perfectly fine with time.  He is recommending she be fitted with a neck brace ASAP to prevent any further or secondary injury to the fragile spinal cord.   So, if she can get out of the woods, she will live a healthy long life!  We knew she was worth fighting for!  Thank you all for your support!

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