Posted on February 20, 2017
Chili is 3 weeks into recovery for her third leg operation (second on her right leg). She has an exoskeletal rod which is attached to her bone, holding her right knee in place, covered by a 'bumper bandage.' We got a peek at it when her bandage was changed last week. It finally comes off next weekend which I'm sure she'll be pleased about. But, as usual, she has been the model patient.
As she stares down the barrel of her fourth operation (second on her left leg) (and hopefully FINAL operation), we thought it was a good time to share her expenses thus far. In the spirit of full transparency, we've attached four images to the main photo gallery, and they break down like this:
First operation (left leg): $4500 + $2475.76
Second operation (right leg): $1631.38 + $115.81
Third operation (right leg #2): $3090
Rehab: consult ($195) + 12 session pack #1 ($1606.50) + 12 session pack #2 ($1606.50)
TOTAL FOR SURGERY SO FAR = $11,812.95
TOTAL FOR REHAB SO FAR = $3,408
TOTAL EXPENSES SO FAR = $15,220.95
TOTAL RAISED SO FAR = $16,411 (Feb 19th)
TOTAL IN HAND = $1,190.05 (which is fantastic!)
Chili has one more surgery to go (fingers crossed everything goes well). This was definitely a longer and more trying road than we had first anticipated. But, her legs were so badly and complicatedly broken that it's not a total surprise. Based on expenses thus far, each leg surgery has cost an average of approx $4000. And we'll need to get her one more rehab pack ($1606.50) for her post-op recovery. So...
EXPENSES YET TO COME = $5,606.50
This means we need to raise a final $4,416.45 ($5,606.50 - $1,190.05). So, we'll need to raise the fundraising total AGAIN - to $21,000.
It just seems like the challenge to Fix Chili's Legs gets more and more difficult. It makes me think ofthis classic Simpson's scene
. But with the help of you, the Chili Army, we know we can do it.
Please continue to share Chili's story with any dog lovers you know and thank you so so much for your help so far to Fix Chili's Legs.