Update on Hope's recovery; you can follow her condition online

Update on Hope's recovery; you can follow her condition online

Update on Hope's recovery; you can follow her condition online

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by Maureen Hagrman

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 4:23 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) -

Thursday, November 11th:

Hope had several pins removed from her hip area, which should allow for more mobility. 


She walked on a leash without a sling recently, so things are progressing for her.  The vets did not anticipate taking out the pins so soon, but there was an opening  at Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services and Hope was doing so well the surgeons removed the pins.


Hope still has several pins in her knee area, but there's a possibility those could be removed later as well. We're told today's procedure went well, and Hope came through anesthesia without a problem.


Also, the final bill from those first critical days when Hope underwent surgery was received.  Many people also donated to LVSES directly, so the initial $12,000 expected to pay came down to $8,800 thanks to those donations.  In addition, because we partnered with Shamrock's Arrow Fund to help Hope and because they also raised funds for her care, No Kill Louisville and the Arrow Fund are splitting the bill. This is wonderful news because it means both NKL and the Arrow Fund will have funds left over to help other pets in need.

You can follow Hope's recovery online: http://www.nokill-louisville.com/followinghope.htm




 

Tuesday, October 12th:

Hope is now being rehabbed and living in a foster home. She is being fostered by one of the veterinarians who treated her and his wife, who works with rehabilitating animals.

The family is caring for Hope during her recovery and often post updates and photos of Hope’s progress.

You can follow Hope's condition or make donations here: http://www.nokill-louisville.com/immediateneeds.htm
 

Tuesday, Oct 5th:

Hope underwent surgery on Monday at Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services (LVSES). The vets there repaired her shattered femur, stabilized the luxated hip and plated a pelvic fracture.  LVSES said Hope did well throughout the anesthesia and has been recovering in the ICU.   She has completed all of her surgeries and the focus now shifts to her recovery and physical rehabilitation which is expected to take a couple months.

You can follow Hope's condition or make donations here: http://www.nokill-louisville.com/immediateneeds.htm

Monday, Oct 4th

Thousands of dollars have been raised to help Hope, a dog that was thrown from a car onto Interstate 65 last week.

According to Jackie Gulbe of Metro Animal Services and NoKillLouisville, Hope underwent surgery Monday to repair many of her broken bones.

She's already had several other surgeries in the past week.

Police are still looking for the person who threw her onto the interstate. If you have any information, you're urged to call 574-LMPD.

You can follow Hope's condition or make donations here: http://www.nokill-louisville.com/immediateneeds.htm

 

Friday, Oct 1:

The next surgery for Hope, the dog rescued after she was thrown from a car onto I-65, has been delayed.

Officials at the Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services (LVSES) say they'll wait until at least Sunday or Monday morning for the surgery to repair her broken bones. LVSES says Hope's platelets are improved but are still too low so her next round of surgery has been delayed until at least Sunday morning. They add that Hope is eating on her own and her pain is well controlled.  Her urine color is also back to normal. 

She is currently being hospitalized at Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services (www.LVSES.com) in the intensive care unit.

According to No Kill Louisville, the veterinarians and surgeons are still feeling positive but being cautious.

Officials at Metro Animal Services say they have been flooded with calls from people who want to help and adopt Hope.

She will not be well enough for adoption for at least another month, but if you would like to track her recovery, No Kill Louisville and Shamrock Foundation are keeping an update diaries on Hope’s condition, often with multiple updates each day. Donations to help pay for Hope's medical care and to help other animals like Hope are still being accepted. 

You can follow Hope's condition or make donations here: http://www.nokill-louisville.com/immediateneeds.htm

For more information on Hope and Shamrock Foundation: http://www.shamrockpets.com/




 

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