Doc (Yo My Spine Doc) is a sweet, three year old greyhound who broke his leg racing on December 15, 2006. He had surgery to repair his broken limb, which included needing a bone graft from his shoulder, a plate to repair the break, and a few small screws. Following his first bandage change after the surgery, the nice doctors at VCA Berwyn said his wound is healing nicely.
Doc is currently in a foster home with Julie from VCA Aurora. She reports that Doc is a happy boy that gets along with pretty much everything - kids, dogs, and cats. He also loves squeaky toys, and, like any other greyhound, treats!
Doc's surgery was a complicated procedure done with greyt care by the veterinarians and staff at VCA Berwyn. We estimate his costs for surgery and ongoing care after his surgery to be between $2000-3000. Please consider helping with his expenses, and allow us to continue helping more greyhounds when they are in need, like Doc and Val.
Special thanks to Greyt Legs for helping Greyhounds Only with funds towards his surgery. We still have a ways to go to pay all of his medical bills, but if it weren't for their help, we might not have been able to take Doc into our group in the first place.
The pin in Doc's leg was removed yesterday by Dr. Turner in an effort to finally allow the hole in Doc's leg to close. He will be in a soft bandage for a few days. The leg is solid, according to x-rays, which means the break has healed - but he still has a hole in the outside of his leg. With the removal of the screw yesterday, the hope is that Doc is one step closer to a couch to call his very own!
Doc's medical bills have so far totaled over $5000. Of this, we have raised a little over $500 for his care - so we really need your help! Our finances are stretched to their limits as we try to save as many dogs as we can! Please consider helping us out now - we really need it!