Posted on May 4, 2016
Sammie had his first surgeries yesterday which lasted over 3 hours!! The surgeon discovered that his back right leg actually had bone worn down from the dragging. We begged him to save the leg if at all possible & he fixed it w hardware as best as he could w a 3/4" piece of bone missing frown emoticonIt will never be 100%, but we hope it will be fixed and usable. His left front leg is also worrisome as the lacerations are deep & infected. The doctor isvery worried about infection in the bone as these injuries were 4-5 days old at time of surgery. His 2 bad legs are both splinted & we'll have to take it one day at a time. He will be getting daily bandage changes and be kept on strict cage rest for now.
As you can see, the spot on his head where Sammie was shot was also repaired & cleaned up. The vet believes he was shot w a 22 caliber rifle.
We still cannot believe a SICK EVIL person hurt this sweet baby & tried to kill him & was upset he "wouldn't die"!!!!!! At the same time we are overwhelmed by the HUGE outpouring of LOVE & support for Sammie & will focus on that. Sammie needs us, all of us, so our time & energy must be spent on getting him well. He's got a very long road back & we will be there with him every step of the way!!!
Thank you for your support! This is going to be a very expensive rescue & every dollar is appreciated!!!