Sully's Safe Landing-Update
SULLY'S FOSTER HOME
On 25 January, Terry writes:
Sully is in a foster home! Ted & Druci Gault readily agreed to take in yet another special needs Airedale and care for him until he's ready to move on. Over the past ten years, they have very generously fostered many, many dogs for ATRA including several who've had FHO and TPO surgery, ulcerated wounds, broken bones, were extremely fearful & needy. Each & every one has been tearfully sent along to its new home. All will most certainly remember the love & goodness they experienced while in the care of the Gaults.
Sully also has an older, wiser foster sister named Molly. She is thirteen years old and getting a bit slow, but is still quite happy to show the "newbies" the ropes. Molly & Sully made their first aquaintence at the kennel where he's been staying. As Sully lacks a little something in the meet & greet department, he was muzzled for Molly's safety then, as well as for the ride home. They've been together for most of the day and so far, so good.
On 28 January, Terry writes:
Sully is doing great in his foster home!
Other than being hand-shy and needing a lot of guidance with house training, he is playing with toys, eating like a horse and making himself comfortable.
He's not fond of going in his crate and doesn't have to do it often. It's felt that it good practice in case he needs it after his surgery. He is very thin, so has been eating puppy food to give him extra nutrients and to gain a little weight.
Foster Dad Ted took him out to potty recently and Sully instinctively wanted to lift his leg on the bushes. He couldn't, so he simply did a paw stand on his front legs!
You can see in these pictures just how atrophied the back leg is.
His surgery is scheduled for 4 February. Please send good thoughts his way.
The amputation surgery itself will be around 2500 USD (= 1600 GBP = 2676 CAN), plus pain meds for a while for him. The vet does not know if the right leg needs anything yet, as they cannot get a clear x-ray of it, being unable to move the left leg out of the way. There is the possibility that some water treadmill therapy will be needed afterwards, to help build up the strength in his remaining back leg.
ATRA is taking donations to help defray Sully's expenses via . . .
PAYPAL: ATRA's account username is AML9848@comcast.net
CREDIT CARD: Call in to (734) 995-4455
CHECK: MAKE OUT TO ATRA AND SEND TO:
1123 VESPER RD
ANN ARBOR MI 48103
(PLEASE NOTATE THAT THE DONATION IS FOR SULLY)
Click here for UPDATE-Sully Has his Surgery