Posted on September 4, 2017
Poor Liv continued to fight and is such a survivor! She has now undergone two complex surgeries and continues to be hospitalized. The wonderful Samaritan who pulled saved her off the highway just before the flooding hit has covered her surgeries and medical to date, and we are continuing to raise funds to try and help reimburse as much as possible. The costs is now over $11,000 for this girl.
During the first surgery
They have fixed the right femur fracture, pinned her right hip and repaired the right sacroiliac joint dislocation. She will have another surgery to follow to fix her left sided sacroiliac joint dislocation and amputate her tail. The tail fractured at the base and is pulling the nerves so the only solution is to amputate at the base. The surgery to the right sided injuries was long and intense, so the surgeon decided to break the surgery up and do the left side and tail at another time.
She said it went as well as expected and she is resting well. All the staff at the hospital has said she has been super sweet.
Update following her 2nd surgery:
Liv has completed her second Surgery. She came thru the R hip pinning, the Right sacroiliac pinning and the right femur fracture repair doing well so her surgeon Dr. Corbin took her back in and repaired the left sacroiliac dislocation and amputated her tail at the base.
I visited her again and she was pretty beat down. She is on IVs and has a catheter. The technicians & nurses say her looking beatdown is normal.... Not only does the surgery take a toll but the pain medicine she's on does that to her... they want her to be comfortable. Soon they will wean off the IV pain medicine and put her on oral medicine and they say she will become more awake and want to eat then.
She let me pet her & play some music for her. Her tail is now a little nub and you can tell by the staples on her body and the missing patches of hair where they went in for her operations. She is stable and now it's time to recover. A few more days in the hospital and then home.