Daisy • spayed Female
DOB 4/22/20 • DSH Tabby
Daisy is a sweetheart who when rescued had difficulty moving around with a right rear broken leg. She was kicked (some people can be so cruel) and rescued by a neighbor who was told about it. Daisy was initially was taken to a vet who put on a Thomas splint for traction to keep the bones in a better position. Unfortunately, the hook got caught and she twisted her leg around several times. That could have severed various things in her leg. Her rescuer, a vet tech student, cut off the splint to untwist her leg and point it back into the right position, then temporarily put a simple splint it. She then took Daisy to a second vet who said the break at the top of the femur was not mending together so that the two pieces of bone were healing separately. He was not able to do anything further for her.
On July 8th Daisy was seen by an orthopedic specialist. Even though the leg is healing in separate pieces, Daisy does have full use of it. The decision was made not to intervene further, just give her another week of very restricted movement. Daisy needed several months of recuperation, but in November she returned to the specialist who gave her the all clear. She is available for adoption and she is expected to do well without any further issues.