Babu had his surgery as scheduled. It was a long and intense procedure which lasted 4 whole hours. Babu's bones were fractured into fragments such that they could not just insert a steel plate. Screws had to be inserted to hold the steel plate in place.
|Look how badly his bones have been shattered|
Imagine the pain. We don't know how long he was suffering for before he was picked up by SPCA. It was no wonder his arm was so swollen. It's amazing how tough dogs are. Humans whine so much at the tiniest cut, and anything bigger than that would require immediate medication and rest. Dogs on the other hand can go through all this pain without any such luxury and still survive. Babu had no one to turn to and no one to help or pamper him.
|Steel plates and screws in Babu's front right leg|
We visited Babu today. He needed some coaxing but he finally finished the home cooked food which was delivered by our volunteers. We could see the sadness in his eyes. Though he was on strong pain killers, he still whined pitifully.
|Poor darling Babu feeling very sorry for himself|
We do not know if he will be able to use his leg. We will just have to wait and see in the next few days. It will be a long road to recovery for Babu.
|What a long surgical wound, nicely stitched by his vet (the vet did mention that Babu is very muscular and well built)|
Earlier in a Facebook update, we said that Babu was about 9 to 10 years old. Checking back on his previous records which we had kept, he should only be about 6 to 7 years old. Barely middle aged and already struck by misfortune twice. Poor Babu.
|Babu has gone through so much pain and suffering in his life. Can any kind soul please give him a home?|
Thanks to everyone who responded to our plea for help with Babu's surgery bills. He will require many more vet reviews in the upcoming weeks, not to mention massage and hydrotherapy, if we can afford it. We hope that fellow dog lovers will continue to help with his vet bills. Babu is also up for adoption. To help with Babu's vet bills or adopt him, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Sam