AUTUMN UPDATE 3:45pm- Our tiny girl is not feeling well today. She is quite lethargic and hasn’t had an appetite. She underwent a huge surgery and needs time to recover.
It is possible that she will have to go to an overnight facility also to receive the best post-op aftercare and your support has given this petite girl a chance at life!
Thank you to everyone for your support in the rescuing of sweet Autumn. Please continue to pray for Autumn and send healing love. If able to contribute to Autumn’s surgery and hospitalization.
Let us explain why the choice of amputation was made- Autumn has suffered major trauma to her tiny body. She has two broken hips, the left one being severe with a break in the joint that would most likely need stabilization surgery.
On that same side, Autumn has horrible open wounds, road rash, that would need multiple skin graft surgeries to try to close. The aftercare alone for that type surgery would leave Autumn susceptible to infection, anxiety and also the possibility of self-mutilation.
Amputating that left hind leg cures the painful hip and open wounds and Autumn will be relieved of immense pain almost immediately. Dogs recover so quickly and navigate gracefully after amputation surgery. It is us humans that put a layer of vanity on top of the decision.
Make no mistake, we consulted with multiple specialists about saving her leg and each one concluded that she will be much happier and most important- HEALTHIER after the surgery.
OUT OF SURGERY AUTUMN UPDATE 9:30pm • Swipe for images. Sweet Autumn is out of surgery and recovering from full left hind limb amputation.
As you can see in her head posture and bright eyes in the photo, she seems to be feeling better already! BUT, do not discount the huge surgery and recovery that is ahead of her.
She still has wounds on her other leg and a fracture in her other hip that was not as severe as the left hip. She will be receiving the best post-op aftercare and your support has given this petite girl a chance at life! Thank you to everyone for your support in the rescuing of sweet Autumn. Please continue to pray for Autumn and send healing love.