Updated: Jun 25, 2019
Meet Chevy! He's a seven month old beagle. Chevy came to us from Leitchfield Animal Control. They told us he had been running the streets. Apparently, he had been hit by a car and the original owners dropped him off on the side of the road because they didn't want to pay for any potential surgeries. He had gone several day roaming alone in pain and barely able to move his back legs. Luckily one of our fosters was able to say YES to bringing him into her home and Chevy officially became a Mispit!
We picked him up and immediately took him to Shepherdsville Animal Hospital. They performed x-rays and multiple fractures were discovered. Thankfully his pelvis was in good shape so there was an ounce of hope for the sweet little guy. He was going to need surgery and require extensive repair and specialized plates and hardware. Chevy was then transferred to Metropolitan Veterinary Services. Through it all, the transports, the x-rays & exams, this little guy remained sweet and loving with consistent tail wags.
X-Rays of Chevy's Back Legs & Pelvis
It was going to be a very extensive, and expensive, surgery. But thanks to all the people who opened their hearts to sweet Chevy, we were able to cover most of the bill with donations. (If you'd like to donate to Chevy's surgery costs, go HERE) The final cost of the surgery was about $5000. We were able to raise about $2000 to cover almost half of his surgery bill. Thank you to our donors!
May 30, 2019
Look who's home! Chevy can not only stand but WALK! We are very thankful for Metropolitan Veterinary Services and the amazing surgeon, Dr Applewhite.
June 7, 2019
Chevy is about 9 days post-op from bilateral leg repair. He is doing wonderfully! He still has weeks of crate rest but enjoys his time out soaking in the fresh air.
June 11, 2019
June 13, 2019
Chevy is feeling wonderful! Unfortunately this means he is miserable. He is on crate rest for several more weeks. He gets out 3-4 times a day to stretch and walk around but he screams and cries when he goes back in his kennel. He is breaking his foster mama's heart 💔 He is on the max dose of his Ace (tranquilizer) and it doesn’t even affect him. He is not interested in bones, toys, Kong’s, nothing except being with her. Poor guy! But at least everything is moving in the right direction.
June 17, 2019
Chevy had a set back today. When his foster got home last night, he was limping and not putting weight on his left rear leg. It was warm and swollen with a knot by the ankle. She immediately thought the worst, and that his hardware had been displaced and he was going to have to have more surgery. She took him to MVS and they did more x-rays. The good news is everything is where it is suppose to be and his incision looks great and is completely healed. The bad news is he has an infection. They put him back on pain medication (he'd been off them for two weeks) and on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. He is sad and not eating. He will be in the hospital at least overnight, maybe longer.
June 24, 2019
Chevy has healed nicely from his infection. He has 4 more weeks of crate rest to go! He’s ready to rip and run and explore everything his little beagle nose can smell. He still needs to be neutered since they didn’t do that during his leg repair. We are hoping to get that done his last week on crate rest so it will run together.
After that he will need some play dates because he’s so excited to play with doggy friends!
P.S. Chevy is the sweetest little nugget on the planet and is going to make some family very happy and fill their lives with laughs.