It’s been a week after Baby Sugar’s surgery to insert an external fixator and try to save her leg. She was back at the vet for a review.
|3 months into life and she has never known happiness|
|Have you ever seen such a sad puppy? Puppies are supposed to be happy and boisterous.|
Watch her here.
Her wound was bleeding a little because callouses had formed, causing her leg to swell and push against the external fixator. The vet used a spanner to loosen the fixator. Throughout this process, Sugar just lay on the table comfortably, allowing the vet to do all that without a single protest. Pretty amazing for a tiny 2.5 month old puppy.
|Trying her best to hold herself up|
|Checking on her other wounds|
Sugar is really sugar, she is such a pleasant dog. Even the vet kept commenting what a darling dog she is.
|The vet adjusting her external fixator and look at that sweetheart just lying there!!|
|In our eyes, Sugar is a PERFECT PUPPY <3|
|Her wound was bleeding because the external fixator was too tight|
|After adjusting; the metal must never touch her skin - which is why she needs to return every week to have it adjusted|
Sugar has lost a few hundred grams but hopefully will start eating better. We discovered something else too, her front right leg is deformed.
|Her front right leg is deformed. She was probably born this way and will require a surgery when she is fully grown.|
The vet says she would need another surgery when she is fully grown, to insert a metal plate in her front leg. That metal would remain in her leg forever.
|Sugar taking her first steps at the vet|
|We're in this with you, Sugar <3|
|Such a pretty & perfect puppy|
Poor Sugar, her problems seem never–ending.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help baby Sugar.