The total cost of RM8,000 paid for the surgery. Heartfelt thanks to our compassionate donors
It was a very harrowing experience for the five of us who were at the Gasing Veterinary Hospital for Justice's major spinal surgery. We were all jittery as we knew the risks involved in the surgery which was being carried out to align the puppy's completely transacted spinal column.
We were duly briefed by the surgeon that there is a possibility that joining the spine may be a futile effort if the broken segment had degenerated from the time the MRI had been taken more than a week ago. We hoped for the best as we sat waiting for the outcome of the 2 1/2 hour surgery which began at about 3.30pm.
But prior to the surgery Tania Leong did some reiki on Justice and we were amazed to see how well he responded to it. Tania as well as Myers also reassured Justice that all will be well, and it appeared he understood that we cared and wanted him to fight his odds.
Once the surgery was over, the surgeon told us he was able to join the severed spinal column together with a long pin but unfortunately while he was operating, he was not able to see any nerves in the area. This means Justice is paralyzed and would probably need wheels to move around.
We were prepared for this as our only hope is for him to regain bowel and anal control with the surgery as well as subsequent physiotherapy and acupuncture that we would be arranging for Justice.
Justice woke up less than 1/2 hour after surgery but looked confused and spaced out but appeared much better several minutes after that. We massaged his head with some essential oil given to us by Tania and left Justice to rest after reassuring him that we loved him and wanted him to recover.
After what we had experienced today we can now say that Justice has become a dearly loved puppy. He will stay at the veterinary clinic pending recovery and will receive physiotherapy and acupuncture there.
Once his wounds are healed, he will go and live with an MDDB member who will give Justice the love and care he deserves.
At this juncture we would like to say that the credit for saving Justice's life belongs to Hargovin Dhillon of Kuantan who had contacted us and followed through to ensure that Justice received the necessary care.
In spite of the tragedy that had befallen him, Justice is indeed lucky to have found Govin.
Please keep Justice in your thoughts as there are still risks such as infection. All in RM 8,000 have already been paid for the surgery.
PLEASE SEE PREVIOUS X-RAY HERE - http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/2011/10/appeal-for-help.html