Cowboy had his brace and bandages removed. He is walking nicely on the leg. Cowboy will be finished with his restricted activity at the beginning of June. We are so happy with how well his leg has healed.
Cowboy visited the orthopedic surgeon on 4/12 for a follow up visit and he was pleased with how his leg is healing. The surgeon recommended two more weeks in the brace. Once the brace comes off, Cowboy will be ready to find a forever home. He is such a sweet, wiggly boy and the vet is optimistic he will have full use of his leg.
Cowboy is the newest member of the AABR family. He was a stray that was hit by a car. Cowboy found himself at the San Bernardino City Shelter in California. Due to the severity of his injuries and the cost to repair them, he had 24 hours to fin5/26/18d a rescue. There were a few rescues that the shelter reached out to, but the estimated cost of veterinary care to save this boy was too much and nobody could commit to him. His hero was a former AABR volunteer who had relocated to California a few years ago. Our former volunteer knew this dog deserved more, so she contacted AABR to see if we could save his life. The director agreed to commit to Cowboy so he could get the care he desperately needed.
Cowboy has visited the orthopedic surgeon. Upon examination and X-rays, it was apparent that Cowboy had extensive damage and would need an FHO repair in his left leg to fix the hip dislocation. An FHO repair is a surgical procedure used to treat fractures and dislocation due to severe trauma. Cowboy’s right leg was so badly fractured with many small bone fragments that the surgeon had to put a plate on the outside of the femur with screws to provide stability to the leg. He has limited mobility, but with rest and physical therapy, Cowboy’s prognosis is good. With everything Cowboy has been through, his nub is still wagging.
Cowboy’s medical costs to date are approaching $4,900, so AABR needs your help. His surgical procedure was complex and with that, comes a large medical bill. Please consider donating to Cowboy’s “Go Fund Me” or through his website page – so that when the call comes, AABR can continue to commit to helping dogs like Cowboy. No matter where they are located, AABR tries to never let down a Boxer in need.
Below is a link to donate to Cowboy’s recovery expenses:
Cowboy is currently fostered in California, but will be coming to the New York area in March. He will be going back to the orthopedic surgeon for a recheck tomorrow, and we will continue to post updates on his progress.