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post #31 of 49
That is just criminal! I looked at the pics and he is adorable. No one and nothing should have to suffer like that!
post #32 of 49
I`m so glad he`s feeling a bit better today. Bless him

I don`t know if anyone else has said this (No time to read all the way through as I`m supposed to be getting ready for work here ) and you being a vet tech would know but the thing with my sisters dog was that the bones had already started to knit by the time she went to a vet that actually knew what he was doing and obviously made things a whole lot worse. Do you think his leg will have started knitting or the fact he`s not in plaster would keep it from doing so?

Big hugs for Norris!
post #33 of 49
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I`m so glad he`s feeling a bit better today. Bless him

I don`t know if anyone else has said this (No time to read all the way through as I`m supposed to be getting ready for work here ) and you being a vet tech would know but the thing with my sisters dog was that the bones had already started to knit by the time she went to a vet that actually knew what he was doing and obviously made things a whole lot worse. Do you think his leg will have atarted knitting or the fact he`s not in plaster would keep it from doing so?

Big hugs for Norris!
to be honest- with the extent of damage that's happened to his leg, i'm just not sure right now. it is broken from the hip bone down. (the main break seems to be at the hip- you can see it somewhat in the pictures in the other section) that being said though- the x-rays showed shattered bone fragments throughout the area. This should have been tended to immedately! this is a serious injury And to make matters worse, the car hit him approx. on Tues....well as of today it's been a week. So it could have already started to try and heal now (which is NOT a good thing as the fragments need to be cleaned out if possible and the bones fixed by orthapedic surgery.) It may be that they need to rebreak the leg in a spot if it has already started to heal so that it does not heal incorrectly. (right now it is just one big mess and dangles just soo pitifully!). And the other option might be that it has to be amputated if the injuries to the leg are too extensive. What ticks me off is that the idiots did x-rays then, saw how bad the break was and did nothing. Because now those x-rays mean nothing as thing could have already shifted/changed in that area....so they will probably have to take more x-rays which will take more time, cost more money.. (you get the picture) and delay his surgery time even more on wed. it's just been a very stressfull week as far as things go over here concerning sweet Norris.

At this point, it might be better just to amputate it. He has already shown us that he can walk just fine with the other three legs (he's been walking like a tripod since this happened.) Also- it would mean that he would not have to undergo the painfull recover from orthapedic surgery and the potential complications that could arise later in life (hip dysplasia/etc). It might mean less trauma for norris in the long run to loose the leg. HOWEVER i would like it if he were able to keep it and make a good recovery if at all possible. Whatever happens though- i am in it for the long run and will make sure he gets all the attention he needs. He deserves only the best He is such a blessing to be around! I just love him to pieces!!!
post #34 of 49
Hey, your making me tear up here!

So Glad Norris has you to fight his corner I can see by the pictures he is the sweetest boy
It would be sad if he lost the leg. I`m guessing it causes long term problems in his back/ other limbs? Don`t think I`d really be able to trust that vet though to do what was best for him.

Aww. I have to go to work now but I shall be thinking of that sweetie
and checking in later.

Your a star
post #35 of 49
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Hey, your making me tear up here!

So Glad Norris has you to fight his corner I can see by the pictures he is the sweetest boy
It would be sad if he lost the leg. I`m guessing it causes long term problems in his back/ other limbs? Don`t think I`d really be able to trust that vet though to do what was best for him.

Aww. I have to go to work now but I shall be thinking of that sweetie
and checking in later.

Your a star
no need for you to tear up i've cried enough over it. (haha just ask colin) at this point though, i'm just trying to put my emotions aside (it's hard for me to do!) and just figure out what's best for him in the long run as far as the leg goes. I'm sure that amputating it might cause other problems (tripods are prone to arthritis in other legs as a result of putting added weight on them, also-they break nails easier due to the uneven distrubution of weight-but since i'm religious about keeping their nails in good shape, i'm not worried about that, they can also develop some spinal problems/etc. BUT those are not all guranteed. With proper care and good medical follow ups- he might be just fine and better off without the constant pain!) Orthapedic surgery may require more than one surgery over time- they may have to remove pins/etc or change out the parts every few years- it could cause more stress/ pain for him, lead to more issues with that leg (hip dysplasia/ arthritis/etc) and the stress of added vet trips and dealing with scarred tissue for more than one surgery- it really just depends. I am not a vet so i really do not know what would be the best call in this instance. I am just trying to be prepared for eithor scenario. I know eithor way, Norris is going to do just fine!!! That boy is a fighter And a wonderful one at that! (did i mention he's totally getting spoiled rotten too colin and i have been babying him ever since he's been here)
post #36 of 49
Awww! He deserves to be spoilt rotten!
Are you going to keep him? That would be fab but I know it`s never that simple.
Did you catch up with the 'person' who adopted him? Do they realise what happened to him? All seems kind of odd to me.
I know over here if you hit a dog in your car your required by law to stop and give assistance. Pretty hard to police that one though unless someone sees.
AAARGH! some people!
post #37 of 49
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Awww! He deserves to be spoilt rotten!
Are you going to keep him? That would be fab but I know it`s never that simple.
Did you catch up with the 'person' who adopted him? Do they realise what happened to him? All seems kind of odd to me.
I know over here if you hit a dog in your car your required by law to stop and give assistance. Pretty hard to police that one though unless someone sees.
AAARGH! some people!

No- the person who "adopted" him has yet to show her face or call (probably a good thing considering my coworkers and i would rip her head off) And yes- the whole thing is VERY odd. I just don't undertand it at all. She paid $65 for his adoption fee (included neuter/shots/ everything) and then anothe good chunk of money to have him chipped. Totaling $82 (i have the paperwork copied). Who spends almost $100 to adopt and animal and then just turns them out or doesn't care to look for them. That's just weird! But then again, i've seen worse. Working at a shelter can be very stressfull sometimes- but it is worth it when we are able to save thoes sweet furbabies.

Norris surgery is supposed to be tomorrow morning. I'm off tomorrow so i will have all day to devote to him and all. i'm supposed to take him up there before 7 (when they open) and i will absolutely DEMAND they do his surgery tomorrow if they try to pull any bs. My bosses are looking for another vets clinic (with the cities approval and a ton of other processes) to transfer to for things like this as far as our shelter animals go. As far as me adopting Norris.....i would LOVE to...but i also want to adopt Jimbo, and about 40 other animals at our shelter I'm bad about wanting every animal i see (but i'm sure some other TCS members can relate) That being said though, Norris is a very special guy- and he has done exceptionally well in our home and fits right in. His recovery is likely going to be a very long one -so i will probably have him as a foster for a very long time which might make it really hard to take him back when he's ready. Keep your fingers crossed Colin feels the same way and lets me keep him It's too early to ask about it though (i'll see when the time is right) I would love to keep him though- at least i know if i have him he will be cared for and have a good home for the rest of his life.
post #38 of 49
Eagerly awaiting tomorrow, and sending healing light for Norris's surgery. I'm in love with this dog too!
post #39 of 49
You know Nikki....I ended up with Damita & Dorian the same way! They both needed some "special care"....& well....yeah. They still need special care.
post #40 of 49
Yeah, you could casually 'forget' that he`s not actually yours technically.
Oh I hope you catch up with his adoptive 'person'. I was thinking, if Norris had just escaped or slipped his lead, surely they would heve just got in contact and said, 'Hey, we lost him. Has anyone brought him in?'.

Good Luck today with the stupid vets! Kick some A.
Good Luck Norris!
post #41 of 49
I hope Norris' surgery goes well today!
post #42 of 49
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Thankyou again everyone for the vibes for Norris today. I took him in at 7am. They said he was supposed to have his surgery today between 11am-3pm just depending on the schedule. He will have to stay overnight, so i will pick him up after i get off work at the shelter tomorrow. Also- the vet (a different one in the practice- apparently my bosses called this morning and raised all you know what and demanded a different vet) said that he thinks he can repair the leg without having to amputate it so that's great!! He's not 100% sure but he thinks he can fix it That's the best news i've heard all week! So keep your fingers crossed this vet can fix it alright. (there are a lot of vets in that practice- 2 of which i really like......the others i don't care for or have never delt with- the new vet is one of them but he seems to be good so we'll see.) my bosses let them all know that what they did was unacceptable. so i guess we'll see what happens as far as switching clinics go. Right now though i'm just hoping all goes well with Norris and he isn't in too much pain when he wakes up. I signed a thing for him to get extra pain meds if he needs them so i hope that helps.
post #43 of 49
Still sending hugs and prayers form Mississippi for Norris, please let us know something when you find out how he is doing

post #44 of 49
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Just to update- i just got off the phone with the vet a moment ago. He said that he is going to do Norris surgery last (After hours) because it will likely take several hours and he want as long as he needs to devote to it. He said that he is pretty sure he will be able to save the leg and it won't need to be amputated (great news!) He said that he wants to keep Norris overnight (as can be expected)and that i should still be able to pick him up tomorrow after i get off work at the shelter. Please pray that all goes well tonight with Norris surgery.
post #45 of 49
Oh that's great to hear the pup gets to keep his leg!
post #46 of 49
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Oh that's great to hear the pup gets to keep his leg!
that's what the vet said i'm happy too! he said that he was almost 100% sure he could save it. and i told him if he got in there and saw that he couldn't to go ahead and do whatever was necessary for norris to have a good quality of life. this new vet seems to be pretty good
post #47 of 49
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that's what the vet said i'm happy too! he said that he was almost 100% sure he could save it. and i told him if he got in there and saw that he couldn't to go ahead and do whatever was necessary for norris to have a good quality of life. this new vet seems to be pretty good
I hope they can save his leg. Sending tons of VIBES for Norris.
post #48 of 49
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I hope they can save his leg. Sending tons of VIBES for Norris.
thankyou, i appreciate it. i'm hoping that whatever happens, norris will be able to recover smoothly and not have a ton of issues as a result i have no idea what to expect as far as this surgery goes as i'm not sure yet what's going to happen. when i go to pick norris up tomorrow afternoon, i will talk to the vet and find out what all i need to do for him once i get him settled in at home. Fosters and Whiskey have been walking around all day looking for Norris since i took him to the vet. I think they miss their little buddy.
post #49 of 49
That`s great news! Thank God this vet is a decent one.
I`m not sure what time it is there now but I will say a little prayer when I go to bed in a moment. Hope he can save his leg but it`s all sounding so positive
Norris certainly is a popular little guy, and his new buddies missing him already?! How sweet is that!
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