As many of you know my running partner and best friend, Teddy, was hit by a mail truck and severely injured almost three weeks ago. He went immediately to Tolland Veterinary Hospital where he underwent over 5 hours of surgery to piece together his back left leg. Since he was dragged by the mail truck, everything on his back leg was worn down – skin, muscles, bone… Miraculously, nothing was broken and he had no internal organ damage.
Teddy is healing quite well except for his back leg, where part of the skin eventually fell off due to the damage endured during the accident. At present there is a huge gaping hole with the bone exposed which is a perfect venue for infection, so far we are very lucky and there is no visible infection. Our home has turned into a pseudo clinic where we are attempting to build new skin by ‘sugar wrapping’ his leg twice a day. There has been tremendous improvement on one side of his leg, however, the other side still will not adhere which leaves his leg open and exposed.
Our dilemma at this point seems to be completely monetary – Teddy needs additional surgery to save his back leg and we are at the end of our financial ropes. Today I was put in touch with an incredible organization – Out to Pasture – outtopasture.org. I emailed Carrie on a holiday weekend and she responded within an hour! Her comments to me were, if money is your issue at this point, Out to Pasture works with many foundations and individuals that sponsor pets that are either suffering of a terminal illness, abuse or injury and is ‘putting the word out’ about Teddy.
Thank you for visiting, please keep Teddy in your thoughts and I will keep you up to date.