Bone in leg is exposed

For: Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue
Organizer: Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue
of $1,200 goal.
Raised by 19 donors
68% Complete
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The Story

Shelter medical says some bone is exposed and he will need daily bandage changes and debridement until healthy tissue is present then can start long term wound management monitor bone for signs of necrosis and infection. He may require amputation if bone does not respond to treatment.

We need to get him out of shelter and transport help to vet in Tampa Bay area where he will be fostered.

Heidi's Legacy was established in 2002 as an all breed rescue in honor of Heidi, a marvelous German Shepherd that was abandoned by her original owners and left to die in the country.  Sadly Heidi died shortly after her arrival with us but we have dedicated our lives to saving others just as lovable and just as deserving as Heidi was. Read Heidi's Story.

Heidi's Legacy is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization staffed entirely by volunteers that LOVE and RESPECT animals.  If a life can be saved, we will do what needs to be done.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 12, 2013 by Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue
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. 

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue
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.

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