Thanks to PilotsNPaws pilot, Don Lawton, Jet has been safely flown from Oklahoma to Texas.

 



Jet was found as a stray in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a broken leg and was taken to the Tulsa Shelter. The shelter contacted DRC to come and help this little guy.

Thanks to Liz, transportation was arranged to have Jet flown into Texas so that I could get him X-rayed at the clinic I work for. Dr. Rouquette determined that Jet has a femoral distal salter harris fracture...try to say that 3 times fast! It will require surgery because the break is right along his growth plate and if it doesn't get stabilized, the leg will not heal properly and will be shorter than the other.

I will hopefully be taking Jet to Alvarado to have surgery tomorrow. I will update y'all on Jet's recovery after his surgery.

He is such a sweet boy and is always wagging his tail and giving kisses although he is in tremendous pain. I look forward to seeing this little guy heal and get the forever home he deserves, thanks to the efforts of DRC.

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Tracy Farmer on November 22, 2010 at 5:03pm
Carolyn...thanks for your positive thoughts...we surely need them :). I think of Inky, Lilly and your family often too. We are doing well...my life is crazy with 5 dogs in my home right now but, I guess I like crazy because I'm so happy with the chaos and finding these sweet dogs a second chance at a happily ever after...like Inky with your sweet family :)
Comment by Tracy Farmer on November 22, 2010 at 5:01pm
Liz, thanks for the idea but, my kitchen is open to my family room and so, he can't be confined there. I find if I'm on the computer in the office, I can shut the french doors and he will lay down by my feet and chew a bone. I think he's just feeling so much better and wants to play...it's hard to keep a puppy down :)
Comment by Carolyn A on November 22, 2010 at 4:42pm
I've been thinking of you, Tracy, and wondering how you're doing with your doodle fosters! Lilly, Inky and I are sending you special hugs for all of the hard work you do! I hope you are all well...
Comment by Liz and Seamus on November 20, 2010 at 12:12pm
What about if you tried to restrict him in a room away from the other dogs to tussle with, like in the kitchen if you were cooking?? Would he stay calm? Poor baby....
Comment by Liz and Seamus on November 20, 2010 at 12:08pm
Poor little guy....
Comment by Tracy Farmer on November 20, 2010 at 11:49am
Oh Liz, he is so over being kennel rested! He cries a lot in his crate now except when I have him at work with me and he can watch all of the action going on. But, at home it doesn't matter whether he is in his crate with us or in a back room...he cries. Breaks my heart but, when he is out, he begins to play too hard with the other dogs. About the only time he can come out is at the end of the day when all of the other dogs are lounging and laying down, then he will join them. We have 2 more weeks then we will re-X-ray and hopefully get those pins out. Crossing fingers kennel resting will be over soon :).
Comment by Liz and Seamus on November 20, 2010 at 11:44am
Tracy,
How's the orthopedic patient doing??
Comment by Tracy Farmer on November 13, 2010 at 5:54pm
Just a quick update on Jet...

He is such a good little boy! It is hard to keep him down and quiet but, he is getting more and more used to being kennel rested. He goes to work with my at the clinic everyday that I work where he gets looked at by one of the Drs. everyday. All of the Drs. are pleased with his progress. Just yesterday, he started to walk properly on his right back leg. Before, he would drag the top of his foot on the ground while holding up his broken leg the best he could. But, he is putting a small bit of pressure on that paw with pads down and walking properly! He doesn't like wearing the cone but, who would? He is also eating really well. He is such a charmer and everyone who meets him melts. I know we still have quite a long road of recovery but, we are making good progress and in another 3 1/2 weeks, he will be X-rayed again to see if the cross pins can be removed. Once those are removed, there won't be any pins in his leg. Dr. Beam explained that this will be best for Jet in the long run because there is less chance for arthritis. I'll keep the updates coming...until then, thanks for all of your support and well wishes for Jet.
Comment by Liz and Seamus on November 11, 2010 at 7:48pm
Tracy,
I once fostered a BIG 8 mo old goldendoodle puppy with a broken casted leg for 6 weeks (she was in a crate the size for great danes!) and I ordered one of those interactive big plastic cubes that dispenses kibbles from lots of compartments via one hole. It was about $25 and it was worth it's weight in gold. I would hold off an entire cup of his daily kibble meal for his cube! Also, you can reuse your long marrow bones after the marrow has been chewed out, boil em first, then fill with mashed potato (or sweet potato) with some kibbles mixed in and freeze it, it takes about an hour for the bone to melt enough to lick out the stuff in the very middle.
Comment by Tracy Farmer on November 10, 2010 at 10:03pm
Thanks Carolyn! I haven't seen antlers around her but, I'll check out the website. I can use any help with keeping this poor boy occupied :)

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