Thursday, July 12, 2007

Update on Xia!

Click to enlargeXia is scheduled for surgery at 8:00 am on Friday, July 13th at Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center. The specialist who will be performing the surgery is one of the best, Dr. Zeltzman. He will use a plate to position the bones instead of pins. She will need to be kept in her foster home's back room for her entire recuperation in order to keep her quiet and limit her movement while her leg heals. She will need her bandages changed every week (which can be done at my vet's office). In 1 month she'll need to go back to Dr. Zeltzman for x-rays to see how the healing process is going. There is a slight chance that she may be totally healed at this point. If not, she'll continue to have her bandages changed and she'll go into a soft cast. At the end of 2 months, she'll go back for another set of xrays. He is sure she'll be healed at this point. She will then start a routine, Dr. Zeltzman will give that to me at the end of her recovery, to rebuild the muscle tone in that leg. The cost of everything, including today for her consultation and preliminary blood work, is $1837.50. Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue is deeply grateful to Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center and Dr. Zeltzman for giving us such a generous discount and making it possible for us to save Xia's leg!

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chrysalis said...

I wish XIA good luck!
Hi from Michele's.

Dakota said...

We said a prayer to St. Francis and St Roch. Xia, good luck and husky woos!

Dakota and The Mom