🐾 Update on Irwin ~
Irwin is very stable & doing better. He is unable to walk due to several pelvic fractures (one causing luxation) in addition to 3 metacarpal fractures on his front L leg. His pneumothorax is improving - the air outside his lungs is dissipating. Blood in his urine has cleared. Neurological exam shows no signs of nerve damage. Many positive signs. ✅
The real issue with Irwin is that he can’t use his back end or walk on his front leg. Irwin only has only 1 good leg. With surgery, we weren’t sure what his prognosis would be to recover and walk again. We consulted with an ortho team yesterday. We have a plan. .
We will do surgery on his front leg first –looking to do surgery this Thurs as long as his pneumothorax has cleared completely and blood panels look good. (His “hold” expires Wed). Irwin will stay at our critical care vet for several weeks, so they can help him with daily supportive care - he still will not be able to walk. During that time, his pelvis should continue to heal. We will do xrays every week to see if there is new bone generation in his pelvis. We will re-evaluate his pelvic surgery in 4-6 weeks.
Irwin’s plan to get him walking and healed is an 8-week plan. It is a long time, but given that he is so young, it will be a blip on his radar screen. 🔆 His eyes are bright, he is eating really well (he loves to eat!), and he wants to move, so we are going to give him the best chance we can at a long, great life! He is a TOTAL love lug! ❤️ His big head just wants to be in your lap. We just need to get him through the next 8 weeks. 🆘❗️We REALLY NEED DONATIONS for Irwin’s care & surgeries. We have already incurred $1,557 saving his life. We are getting estimates for the next 8wks, but we need DONATIONS NOW‼️. Mark your donation, “Saving Irwin” at https://twotailzrescue.org/donate❗️ We will not be taking applications on Irwin for another 6wks.
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