As we know little Veronica has survived being hit by a driver who left the scene on 8.17.21. She has been the model patient at both Oradell Animal Hospital and Garden State Veterinary Hospital. Sweet petite Veronica had her MRI today with the goal to get a complete diagnosis before moving forward with the other surgeries.
At this point, the surgeons have seen some compressive lesions of the spinal cord (changes from outside the spinal cord). It is non-surgical, they said. The prescription is rest. But they are still AWAITING the definitive report from the radiologist. So as soon as we can report that update, we will. But as per tonight’s discussion, there is hope for little Veronica. Please read on.
Dr. Post said, “In the rest period, we are hoping the body will heal itself. We are waiting for an indication that she will be able to walk again without pain.” We are hoping for that result to move forward to get “the FHO (which is to put the luxating hip back into place) and the tail amputated (as she will never have function of that again).“
Veronica is shy and sweet. As per doctor’s orders, paraparesis victim Veronica will be staying in her crate, quietly, for a few weeks. She will have to pee on her wee wee pads, so she needs a foster who can remove all those pads and give her lots of TLC. We have found someone to do that in Michaela Sorvino. She and her daughters are giving her lots of love. The daughters read books to her!
The prognosis is pretty good at this point, but not guaranteed. She does have some motor function. More on the left than the right. She can move around in her kennel. She is able to eat and drink. She is bright with a good demeanor. The pelvic fractures have to heal on its own. She does have sensation in her feet.
Under the pain management and anti-inflammatories and with tender loving care and love, she may be able to heal herself and then get the other surgeries.
The medical bills cumulatively will be up 15K or more if we proceed with all the surgeries. Our bill with Oradell Animal Hospital is 2k, and to date, our bill with Garden State Veterinary Specialists is more, and with surgeries on the horizon we hope!
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