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Old 10-07-2011, 09:31 PM
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Default Looks like I have another foster chihuahua

We had someone come in today that was going to euthanize their 6 month old long hair chihuahua because he broke his leg and they couldn't afford treatment. He broke it about a month ago, and they've just had it splinted since then (the same splint the entire time ).

We had them sign the dog over to the clinic, and I volunteered to foster him. We're taking xrays in the morning to see where things are, taking the splint off and looking at the leg itself. I can't afford to plate the leg, either, but an amputation is better than putting him down, and with the splint being on for a month that may be the only option anyway.

So, looks like I'll be fostering another chihuahua for a while. If anyone is interested in taking him or knows someone that wants him after he's all healed, let me know. I'm kind of hoping my parents want him since they've been missing the last one lately, but I don't know. I don't know a whole lot about him yet, but I'll get to know his personality better once I actually have him and he's here for a while.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:30 AM
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aww poor thing. Yeah let us know , i love chi's and will have one eventually when the girls get older. i do hope your parents are intrested .
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:51 AM
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Super sad!! Pictures are necessary.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:06 AM
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So glad you're helping. Hugs
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:30 AM
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Pictures?

I'd take him in a heartbeat if I had my own place, even if just to foster. Poor boy! So glad you saved him!
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:30 PM
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We didn't bother taking xrays - we sedated him and removed the splint and he basically sloughed his foot. We re-wrapped it and will amputate on Monday. I do have some pics and will post when I get to the computer. I have pics of under the splint too. Poor guy. Luckily since I work at the clinic I'm getting a good discount and can make payments.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:48 PM
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Awww.... poor guy. Kudos to you for taking him in <3 Can't wait to see pics
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:38 PM
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aw , poor little one.

this make me so furious. thank god for you and your vet.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:16 PM
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Awww, poor little one. I can't wait to see pictures... I so wish I could take in another dog right now. Hope all goes well with the amputation. As best as possible.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:22 PM
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We had a dog come in the other day with a month old splint (they never brought him in for splint changes). Surprisingly, the leg healed and had no sores whatsoever. We were bracing ourselves when we were cutting the splint off...
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