Early Friday morning dear Sandy’s family awoke to find her unable to walk and not able to get outside to the bathroom by herself. You know how scary that feeling is. Sandy had a ruptured disk and was in pain and immobile. Sandy’s family rushed her to the ER at 6:30 that morning and the doctors and CBHR sprang into action. The hospital called in a neurosurgeon as she needed help quickly. The bad news was she needed surgery and needed surgery right away. The good news was she had a great prognosis in terms of recovery and quality of life. Sandy needed surgery or needed to be euthanized as she could not walk nor feel her bladder. We made the decision to help Sandy as we know that’s what you would have wanted us to do! The doctor found a ruptured disc, spinal bruising, and compression. We are happy to report that by Saturday afternoon feeling had returned to Sandy’s legs and she was up and walking. She was able to use the bathroom on her on just a bit later and she was discharged to go home on Sunday.
Sandy and her brother Denver came to us in Fall of 2015 from the Columbia SC shelter. Both were exceptionally thin and the way they gulped their food was evidence of lack of care for a long time. Sandy and Denver had made exceptional progress over the last couple of months and we knew we had to help Sandy. That is what we do here at CBHR.
Now we need your help. Sandy’s surgery took a very big bite out of our budget and we need you to help restock our coffers. Without replenishing our general fund we will struggle to help other dogs who will need our help during our busy spring season. We need to raise $3500 to cover the cost of Sandy’s emergency surgery!