Time was of the essence for this dog to have surgery before major complications, or worse, happened. She needed expert surgery to mend her broken bones and for that we needed to take her to Chengdu.
Our supporters raised over two thirds of the funds for Xiao Yong as she was named (Little Brave)'s surgery and Doctor Zhong in Chengdu agreed to admit her with the condition that we could raise the rest of the money.
BUT.... she needed an urgent blood transfusion when we got there before she was strong enough for surgery and we weren't quoted for that in the estimate. Because it was such a big surgery and she was so small, she also needed to stay in the hospital for longer.
Little Brave had her surgery and was placed in intensive care. It took a lot out of her little body but she is a fighter. She needed another blood transfusion while she was prepared for surgery. The vet mended her broken bones. It was major surgery for this little girl. Both sides of her pelvis were broken, her coccyx bone and the distal femur in both back legs. She would have been left paralysed without the help of our wonderful supporters so thank you.
Little Brave recovered well from her major surgery. She was on cage rest and won the hearts of the staff with her cuteness. Her surgery was a success and the vets are pleased with her progress. This has only been possible because of our supporters help. She could be in hospital for a while yet and every day that passes, the bill rises.
Little Brave is recovering very well but the vets say she's going to be in hospital for a while yet. She's on strong pain medication to keep her comfortable but is still on cage rest. We couldn't take Little Brave home because we just aren't equipped to look after her yet and we didn't want to throw all the vet's hard work away and risk injury to her. As much as we'd have loved to collect her and take her back to Guangyuan with us, we needed her to stay where she was to get better. One generous donor pledged to donate every fortnight towards Little Brave's care.
You can see how major this surgery was when you see the x rays of the fixations on her bones. As well as pain medication the vets have been giving her heat therapy to her surgery sites to manage her pain and stimulate blood circulation and promote healing. These things plus the extra days in hospital were adding the total vet bill to an amount we just couldn't keep up with. Although her surgery and first few days in hospital were now paid for, thanks to our supporters generosity, we were once again having to ask for your kind heartedness to help Little Brave on this last journey of her surgery.
Little Brave was nearly ready to be discharged from the pet hospital! She started standing and was being given physiotherapy.
After learning to stand and doing really well, Little Brave had a tough few days. She started with an upset tummy and diarrhea and didn't want to do any of her physiotherapy so she was given fluids and bland food like chicken, rice and egg. She's feeling better now. The greatest concern is that her right back leg isn't working properly. She's not putting weight on it like she should and the muscle in the leg isn't as strong as her left hind leg (which is healing great). This means that she STILL has to stay in hospital. We really don't like to keep asking if you can donate a little more but with new, recent rescues needing urgent medical care at home in Guangyuan, we can't afford to pay for their treatment as well as Little Brave's. You've given Little Brave the surgery she desperately needed and we would be grateful if you could help her a little longer 🙏 NO donation is too small. Thank you so much 💖🐾
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Little Brave has been discharged from the pet hospital 😁 A lovely couple who support Bo Ai and who know our founder Du Yufeng have offered to foster Little Brave in Chengdu. She is still not putting full weight on her back leg but she will have walks to help. The vet will take the pin out of the leg in a month's time. Thanks to everyone who donated to Little Brave's fundraiser. You are amazing 💖🐾
Little Brave had her pins removed from bones & is recovering now. Hope this will be the last surgery for this girl & she finds her forever home soon. She's been so so brave!
She even had a hair cut. She is in foster care in Chengdu while she fully recovers.
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