Posted on December 9, 2015
WE DID IT!!! I'm literally crying happy overwhelmed tears as I post this update! Firstly, THANK YOU ALL so very very much! We absolutely LOVE each and every one of you! We have hit our goal and then some because you all took the time to donate. (I will be reaching out and thanking you all individually when we come up for air!). Thank you to the people who understood that taking the time to donate even a 'small' amount like $5 does make a difference and DOES add up! A special thank you to Tish Buss, Regina Piehl and Gina Geyer for the VERY LARGE and generous donations! Amazing! Wow! Thank you! Okay, enough about our excitement. Let's talk about Rudy!!! (Ladies, you will be hearing from me with hugs and kisses!)
As soon as we saw those donations climbing we confirmed the 8th of December surgery slot we were desperately hoping to fund! Rudy was taken to Gulf Coast Veterinary Surgery at 7am yesterday. Dr Beale and Dr Hudson completed the total hip replacement surgery in the afternoon. I spoke with Dr. Hudson last night and received an email from Dr. Beale also. The surgery was "challenging" due to Rudy's old injuries and the old break of the femoral head. The "radiographs" (Dr. talk for x-rays) looked "beautiful" afterward and Dr. Beale is hopeful we will have an excellent outcome. Rudy is still in recovery and his pain level will be evaluated this morning. He will likely need to stay an extra day but if he's responding well there is a chance they will let him come home today to begin his recovery. I have posted some pictures in the gallery from yesterday when we dropped him off at the vet and will have more to come.
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for those that have any specific questions otherwise, as promised we will be sure to keep everyone updated on Rudy's progress.
It takes a village and this village kicks butt! Look how fast we made that happen for Rudy!
You should all go through your day with that warm fuzzy feeling in your soul knowing you really made a difference and gave an abused pup his life back.
Oh, and on a side note, it turns out foster Mum and Dad were a mess having to leave Rudy for a couple of days and the house is not the same without him. Rudy's foster siblings are running around looking for him and toys are piling up because Rudy is not here to steal them and hoard them in his 'secret' hiding places. Foster Mum and Dad will be applying to adopt Rudy and give him his much deserved forever home. We're pretty confident they will be selected but we'll let you all know when it's official!!!
Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!