Though we had originally hoped that Joe would be able to get away with a few splints over the next several weeks, that's sadly not that case. Dr. John at Tri County was nice enough to see Joe again and took x-rays to see how he was doing after being in our rescue and a new splint for 10 days. What he found was this... Ouch!!!!!!! No point in giving him a fresh splint, Dr. John said. What Joe really needs is surgery.
Thanks to Elwood's recent fundraiser for us, we knew just where to head: Winslow Animal Hospital and the super kind Dr. Coudrai! Dr. Coudrai explained the break is just above his "wrist" and with little dogs like this, he needs a surgery that will go in and place a plate in his leg to realign Joe's poor little leg and help relieve some of the pressure to the bone while it heals itself.
The cost of the surgery is roughly $2,000 at a discounted price (because Joe's such a nice little dog, of course). Unlike situations like with Nennee (where we had months to fund raise), poor Joe needs this surgery A.S.A.P. He needs the surgery though, so Joa’s Arc is going to figure out a way to come through for him.
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