SG$350.00raised of SG$4,000.00 goal goal
No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities
Habenji is a calm and shy male dog.
He has recently been diagnosed with hip dysplasia when we noticed that his right hind leg is non-weight bearing, which means that he does not put his weight on his right hind leg when walking. According to the diagnosis results, his right leg muscle mass is significantly lesser than the left side. The vet said that he probably has not been using much of his right hind leg for a long period of time which causes the muscle mass to degenerate.
We were recommended by the vet to undergo Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) surgery to remove the head of femur which is the source of pain. Habenji is a real fighter - he did not show signs of pain all this while, although the condition would cause him a lot of discomfort and pain when he walks.
To seek for a second opinion, we also brought him to rehabilitation vet to see if he could recover without having a surgery. After the assessment, the vet also recommended for surgery as his condition is considered as severe. Rehabilitation would only help easing his pain but not removing the source of pain completely. Without surgery, he would need to undergo therapy in his lifetime which will be very costly.
Habenji has secured an appointment with a surgeon to see his eligibility for FHO surgery. If the surgery is performed, Habenji would require post operative rehabilitation (hydrotherapy) for about 8-10 weeks to rebuild connective tissues in his joint. The estimated cost for FHO surgery is about SGD 4k excluding the post-operation therapy. We are hoping that he does not need to go for a total hip replacement which would cost much more (over SGD 10k).
Habenji had just turned 1 year old in July. He would definitely wish to live a happy life by exploring new places, meeting new friends and sniffing around! The surgery and post-operation therapy are surprisingly costly, Habenji and I will be greatly appreciated with any amount of donations to ease the financial stress for surgery and recovery therapy.
Thank you so much for reading Habenji’s story.
- Siaw Fun Chen
- Campaign Owner
After SurgeryUpdate posted by Siaw Fun Chen at 10:03 am
Habenji had a successful surgery and was discharged. He seems to be alert and doing fine. Also seems to be happy to be able to go home.FHO surgery removes part of the femoral head of his joint so it won't be rubbing against the hip socket at the pelvis. Therefore. . . . .