Maisey, January 2002
A volunteer from Front Range Labrador Rescue in Colorado applied for funding for Maisey, a 5 year old yellow female. Maisey had a severe, crippling back leg injury and LABMED was asked to help fund diagnostics. Maisey's foster mom believed that the injury had happened a long time ago and was not sure if anything could be done to help Maisey.
The rescue took Maisey from a local shelter where she had been for 3 weeks. During her last week at the shelter, Maisey was infected with kennel cough. The kennel cough turned into pneumonia and Maisey's foster mom had been nursing her for a week already and Maisey was improving. She was still very skinny but her foster mom was impressed by her wonderful disposition and determination to try.
An appointment for x-rays was made but Maisey was rushed to the vet with a relapse of the pneumonia instead. She had to stay at the clinic for several nights. When Maisey was doing better, the leg was x-rayed and a specialist was consulted. The x-rays showed a severe injury to the stifle and since Maisey had severe dysplasia in the hip as well, the recommendation was for amputation rather than trying to rebuild the stifle joint.
LABMED helped fund Maisey's treatment for the pneumonia as well as the amputation.
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