Cora, short for Corazón, is a malnourished young pup who was severely injured when thrown from a moving car. She was found broken and lying on the side of the road, at nightfall, in the pouring rain. Both legs on her right side are fractured from being thrown. She had surgery with external pins to repair the fractures on both legs. She is also sick with parasites, skin fungus, malnutrition, and anemia. She is on antibiotics, pain meds, anti-parasite meds, flea treatment, and nutritional supplements. Cora has to re-learn how to walk once her legs heal. We estimate her rehabilitation costs will be $800. Cora is a loving, trusting, innocent young pup who deserves a chance to live a life surrounded by people who care about her. Please join her circle of care and help us meet her extraordinary expenses, so she can heal from neglect and trauma and find the perfect adoptive home.
Cora got the pin in her hind leg removed (yay!), but has developed a breakdown of her skin. If she bumps into something she bleeds. At first the doctor thought it was an allergy to her antibiotic, but upon further investigation we discovered it is due to her compromised immune system. She has had so many assaults on her system that the skin disease is difficult to manage. She is receiving treatment for skin issues as well as overall nutritional support. The pins in her front leg will be removed in early August.
Every little bit of progress is important. Today Cora stood upright on four legs to eat her dinner. She bore her weight on all four legs. This is new for her, and represents steady progress! We are so grateful to the generous folks who have contributed to her medical care. /|
Cora is learning to put weight on her hind leg, which is where she had the infection. She had to make yet another trip to the hospital to drain a hematoma on her front elbow. So she's been back and forth to the vet's a lot of uncomfortable procedures. In spite of this, she maintains her loving attitude and is always patient with the people trying to help her.
Cora was hospitalized again on Thursday, June 18 because she developed a fever and severe infection at the surgery site in her hind leg. The vet extracted 1/4 cup of infected fluid and immediately started antibiotic injections every 8 hours. Cora remained at the vet's until Monday, June 22. She came home with a drain implanted in the surgery site. Throughout this painful complication, Cora trusted the people working with her and never snapped. She has such a loving heart in spite of her suffering.
Cora developed a fever and an infection in the surgery site on her hind leg. She was taken back to the animal hospital, where the doctor removed 1/4 cup of fluid from the abscess. She is receiving antibiotic injections every 8 hours around the clock until at least Monday. She will not be released from the hospital until she is stable and the infection is under control. In spite of it all, Cora is affectionate and trusting with everyone working with her.
Cora has external pins inserted in both legs to help the broken bones heal. She stayed overnight at the animal hospital and rested quietly. If you look at her right front leg you can see the pink padding for the pins.
After her rescue, Cora was placed with an experienced foster, who assessed her condition. Her right front leg was splinted. She received flea treatment, treatment for her skin fungus, and anti-parasite meds. She is malnourished. She went on pain meds, but there was still a big problem. Cora struggled to do her business in the grass because she could not put weight on her hind leg. X-rays showed severe fractures of both front and hind legs on the right side.
Someone found Cora lying crumpled on the side of the road, like a piece of trash. It was nightfall and raining heavily. The person who found her took a grainy video in the dark. This is an out-of-focus still from that video. Cora was unable to move because of the pain of two broken legs. This kind person picked her up and brought her to safety. In spite of her illness and pain, she has been very trusting of the people trying to help her.
Cora got the pin in her hind leg removed (yay!), but has developed a breakdown of her skin. If she bumps into something she bleeds. At first the doctor thought it was an allergy to her antibiotic, but upon further investigation we discovered it is …
Every little bit of progress is important. Today Cora stood upright on four legs to eat her dinner. She bore her weight on all four legs. This is new for her, and represents steady progress! We are so grateful to the generous folks who have contr…