Updates on Help needed for Bobi, the dog, rescued from earthquake zone in Croatia

Update #2
Update posted by Vedran Galeta On Feb 12

Hello everyone,

Some time passed and many things have been done or just happened with Bobi, after being in touch with Matea last few days there's now enough information for this update.

CT has been conducted here we can see the results: CT Results; and here is the bill: CT Bill. Here can be seen results from Urine analysis and the bills, while microbiological results are still pending - i.e. which bacteria is present and which antibiotic can help.

In short, no operation is possible at this stage. Would be possible to do the surgical procedure immediately (within 48h) after the injury but unfortunately for Bobi it is to late - the spinal cord between 11th and 12th vertebra is broken. :(

Matea has been driving Bobi back and forth to find possible practice with sensible attitude towards financing to start conducting physio and acupuncture therapy. Had to ask her about the kilometers, when she respond to me that in last 3 weeks, mostly for Bobi she drove about 3000Km - mainly due to temporary accommodation (free + food) outside of Zagreb. When to think in fuel that is 150 liters while highway tolls are also there, not sure how much though.

Regarding acupuncture she managed to enroll Bobi to therapy of 10 sessions where one session is about 310HRK (41EUR), bill from one session: Acu + Mag Bill. Matea also managed to acquire Neurobion to help the process of recovery.

There is one amazing thing that happened which I mentioned in the beginning. Equus Vitalis decided to help Bobi and Matea with free physiotherapy and introduction how to work with the belts. It is all on order to help Bobi regain the reflex in his muscle memory so that we might be able to help him later with wheels. Here is the video from the veterinary practice.

Matea will continue with both paid acupuncture and free physiotherapy, where I say travelling is never for free. One wheels are already donated from one nice lady who lives Istria. Only issue is that the wheels are too big and are designed only for rear body support. Where I will make sure to adapt the wheels and make all necessary changes for Bobi so he could make his first tryouts in at least some wheel until it is time to order proper one for him. At the moment I don't have much info except that it can cost around 300EUR to order.

So 400EUR has been directly spent, while another 410EUR is expected to be spent on acu + mag. Where for physio there will be no cost. I would like to state that 200EUR is to be expected to be spent on gas and tolls that Matea simply must spend in order to conduct everything that might help Bobi. And for the end 300EUR for the wheels, and prior wheel walking belt are needed which cost about 100EUR. So lets round it up to 1500EUR as the amount that will help Matea to provide Bobi the best chance here in Croatia.

If campaign amount goes over the 1400EUR, food will be bought for NGOs that are taking care of animals and one special american staffordshire, Coco, would be helped with diagnostics regarding her injured snout done by some malicious and violent person.. As I understand Bobi is not the only dog under Matea care, but the one in most need to help him.

Matea also asked me to state in her name, if anyone from Netherlands, Germany or Austria would like to take Bobi and help him there, where she believes veterinary service might be much better than in Croatia, to simply ask either me or directly Matea via her FB (Matea FB). In that case all collected donation will be transferred to new caregivers - and Bobi would also be delivered via car transport by Matea.

Thanks guys and lets hope for the best, but plan for everything!







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