UPDATE – ASPEN
RECOVERING FROM CERVICAL 2 FRACTURE AND SURGERY REPAIR OF ULNA AND RADIUS IN HIS FRONT LEG.
Aspen is back in Louisville after being rushed to University of Tennessee Vet School for a nuerology consult. He stayed more than a week there in the the ICU unit . While there he recieved surgery to repair the fractures in his front leg. Aspen still is in a
sort of body cast to enable the C2 fracture to heal. He will be in a cast for months. Many thanks to his transporter Lisa .
Today Aspen did stand on his back legs with someone holding him up – he also put some weight on his post sugery front leg too. Aspen took a few steps . Yippee ! Again with the help of a tech, but that is progress ! Aspen still just loves to be loved . He thrives on human contact. Aspen still is on pain meds and he is doing well .
We still need a very dedicated foster for Aspen for when he leaves Blue Pearl. He will need to be crated quite a bit in the beginning. Aspen will need help holding him up with a harness when walking and going to the bathroom. Foster will need to get him to and from vet visits. Foster applications are on our website at www.thearrowfund.org
As we enter the Holiday Season , please consider a donation to The Arrow Fund . We have many cases now and the requests keep coming. Donations can be made at www.thearrowfund.org .
Checks may be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect , Kentucky 40059.
Thanks all for supporting The Arrow Fund ! We need you more than ever !
Wishing you a lovely day and I hope to see many of you at our Chili and Wreaths fundraiser tomorrow !
UPDATE – ASPEN – BEAGLE/HOUND MIX WITH C2 FRACTURE AND BROKEN RADIUS AND ULNA – THE ARROW FUND RUSHED ASPEN TO THE NEUROLOGY DEPT. AT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE. ASPEN IS MAKING GREAT STRIDES AND MANY GREAT FRIENDS ! HE STILL IS IN THE ICU UNIT .
The 1st picture is of Dr. Courtney Sampson the Neurology/ Neurosurgery resident in charge of Aspen’s case . * please note that they put an “S for Superdog” on his brace to support his spine and keep it stable . They also made a brace with an S and matching brace/cape on the stuffed bear that we left for Aspen. He has his bear with him at all times ! * Picture 2 is most of the staff at UT that has been working with Aspen. Did I mention that they all love him there ? We have been so impressed with the quality of care Aspen has been receiving at UT !
Apen will stay in his brace to allow the Cervical 2 fracture to heal . Aspen also had his radius and unla repaired and plated . Aspen is making progress each day. He needs support when walking, but he is expected to improve going forward. The will to live and the love this boy has to offer is just amazing ! He loves to be touched and thrives on the loving care he is receiving ! He especially loves nose kisses !
We will be planning on transporting Aspen back to Louisville soon. We are working out all details. We plan on Aspen going back to Blue Pearl and we will work on on details for foster care in the near future. Aspen will need physical therapy to enhance his healing.
This will be a long recovery and a very expensive case . We have 29 animals in our care at this time and our expenses are great .
Thanks to everyone who helps us with our cases of severe torture , abuse , and neglect. These are innocent victims , please stand beside us as we help them.
Peace to you all ~Rebecca~The Arrow Fund~
UPDATE – ASPEN -BEAGLE/HOUND MIX WITH C2 FRACTURE AND BROKEN ULNA AND RADIUS WHO WAS EMERGENCY TRANSPORTED TO UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE FOR NEUROLOGY EVALUATION
The pictures shown here are of Aspen as he first arrived at The University of Tennessee. He is and still is in the ICU Unit . His pain is under control.
We received some Great News on Aspen !
He had a CT scan today and does have a serious fracture of one of the bones in his neck (C2), but it has broken in such a way that it isn’t compressing the spinal cord. This means that he can be kept in a specialized neck brace and doesn’t have to have surgery! Surgery in this location is very scary with a very high mortality rate (50%) and it is much better for him not to need surgery. Aspen was fitted with his new neck brace today- we hope to post pictures tomorrow of him in it .This will be a long recovery and he will need to keep this stabilizing neck brace on for at least 2 to 3 months . Aspen will need a lot of supportive care . When we get to the point when Aspen can leave a hospital environment he will need a very dedicated foster to see him through his healing process.
Early tomorrow Aspen will have surgery to repair the fractures to his ulna and radius in his front leg .
Please consider a donation of any amount to help us . Checks may be sent to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect , Kentucky 40059 .
We have many cases …. and we need your support in any way that you can give. We appreciate you all as we fight for these victims of severe abuse, torture, and neglect….
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Thank you to each and everyone one of you….
Peace to you all …
Rebecca ~The Arrow Fund ~
Emergency transport was needed tonight to get Aspen to The University Of Tennessee in Knoxville , Tennessee for Neurology Evaluation and Surgery .
Myself and Heike left at 4:20 today and just arrived here. This was over a 4 hour drive and sadly he whimpered and cried the whole way . It broke our hearts . He will immediately be put on IV pain meds .
Aspen is now back with the Emergency Staff and we are waiting for a consult . This is the best chance this boy has . He has a Cervical 2 fracture – which is extremely serious . This must be addressed immediately . He also has a fractured ulna and radius and a tooth fracture . These will be dealt with later – we must take care of the Cervical Fracture immediately .
This is a very serious case and this boy will just melt your heart .
We at The Arrow Fund need your help ! Please consider a donation of any amount to help us . Donations can be made at www.thearrowfund.org checks may be sent to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect , Kentucky 40059 .
This is such a heartbreaking case . Please keep our Aspen close to your heart .
Thanks everyone for your support . We appreciate you so much .
Rebecca and Heike
The Arrow Fund
IN ROUTE NOW – CODE RED- MALE BEAGLE
CRITICAL CONDITION – MULTIPLE FRACTURES , UNABLE TO USE BACK LEGS , SWOLLEN JAW, HE IS IN EXTREME PAIN.
WE ARE NAMING HIM ASPEN. WHILE MOVING THIS BOY TO THE CAR HE SCREAMED THE WHOLE WAY UNTIL SETTLED IN THE CAR. Heartbreaking…..
3 hour transport from Paintsville, Kentucky – Johnson County , Ky.
Please keep our transporter and Aspen in your thoughts and prayers …..
Okay everyone – after getting all of the details and finding out how this boy screams if touched or moved and also the fact that he was passed up many times up after being hit . Then someone moved him from the road to the grass – he was still alive and suffering greatly . He was left there .,,,
When Janice finally found out about this boy she rushed to help him . He was found in the cold, wet grass . He was in extreme pain. He looked at her and the first thing he did was wag his tail…. Bless his baby heart.
We felt The Arrow Fund needed to step up – he is in critical shape and needs immediate help to have any chance at all ! We have been told that he is unable to use his back legs and has multiple fractures . The Vet office in Paintsville, Kentucky was not open last night and we could not get him out until this morning .
We want to thank Melisa Furcolow and Janice Castle for their help . Janice is making the entire transport herself – we did not want to move him any more than we had to, he is in that much pain.
~Rebecca~The Arrow Fund~