A week after his surgery, Dushan is starting to use his leg a little!
Sounds impossible, but the boy is growing sweeter and kinder every day…
Dear donors, dear angels, dear friends,
the funds needed for Dushan’s surgery have been RAISED!
We will schedule a date with d-r Zlatinov ASAP, and hopefully, in a few days, we will be able to give you good news for Dushan.
There are no words to thanks you for your immediate response. You are amazing!
From Dushan, and all of us here – a million smiles.
Original post: Dushan, hit by a car 26/07/2016
Dushan (means “Soul”, because he is so kind) was hit by a car many days ago. When he reached us, he was already on the brink of death, powerless, dehydrated and unable to fight the pain any longer. Both his back legs were gone, but there was almost nothing we could do at the time.
Because he was in such a bad condition – at first we couldn’t do anything for him, except manually rearrange his hip joint, which had fallen out on the leg with fewer injuries. It wasn’t sure if that would work, but the second examination showed that d-r Zlatinov’s idea worked and no surgery would be needed for that leg. More so, Dushko can now sit, is much stronger and most importantly – he is conscious.
On the other leg though, Dushan has a torn ligament and a broken bone, and only a few days remain when the ligament can be sown back together, before it goes hard. For the broken bone d-r Zlatinov suggests an outside fixator, as this is the least aggressive method. Having in mind Dushko’s general condition – it is the only option for him right now.
But what does this mean:
Price to sew up the ligament: 150E
Anesthetic package: 100E (we cannot use our discount for this)
Fixator: second hand from our previous patients, 50E
This is a total of 300E for poor Dushan, and there is simply no way that the shelter can provide him that – we are barely functioning normally and have so many animals in need.
In another situation, we would ask for an amputation which is cheaper. But in Dushan’s case – both his legs were badly injured and his remaining leg will never be completely healthy – to be able to carry the weight of two.
Can you help, even by little? We know you need the money for other things – for smiles, for your family. But Dushan needs it to live. And we ask you to help us help him, so he gets the life he deserves – pain free and on all fours.