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Frzframe
04-03-2013, 11:41 PM
I was contacted last week by a vet who had a dachshund with neck pain. Seems her clients brought in their dog to have him PTS without trying anything to help him recover. She was livid with them and had them sign him over to her and started crate rest and pain meds but sadly his pain was getting worse and the pain meds had to be given every 3 hours instead of 8. I was able to take him thanks to CCDR and we rushed him to K-State on Saturday. Before the 2 hour trip we gave him a does of pain meds so he would be pain free but that wasn't the best idea. When we got to the vet hospital he was acting fine and we were going to be sent home with pain meds and crate rest. My dad wasn't happy because we knew we'd be back but not as soon as it happened. While I was waiting to check out and get our meds dad took Bucky outside and then to the car. He sat with Bucky and poor little guy started shaking and yelping in pain. Dad brought him in and we had the vet come back and take another look at him. By this time we could hear Bucky all over the building screaming in pain (talk about heart breaking). They decided to keep him and do a ct scan but sadly it was being replaced so we had to wait until it was installed. But, they were able to keep him pretty pain free with injectable pain meds. Then on Monday he had surgery through the front of his neck on C2/C3. He's on codiene to control his pain but that'll end tomorrow so we'll see how he does and then its 6 weeks of crate rest. He's feeling so good that he's already protesting so its going to be a long six weeks.

Meet Bucky and Dr. Wallis who refused to give up on this sweet boy.

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Bucky on the ride to K-State (he would not ride in a kennel and would only stay calm on my lap which I hate to do)

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Bucky on the ride home (if you look close you can see his surgery site)

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Frzframe
04-03-2013, 11:44 PM
Oh and the surgery was only a little over $2,000 not the $2,700 they quoted us. Now to do some fundraising to help cover the cost. :)

Alex's Mom
04-04-2013, 05:55 AM
What a little cutie patootie he is!!! :love98: Dr. Wall...what a great vet! And it sounds like Bucky decided he needed that operation and took steps to make sure of it :). Tons of :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for Bucky and pocket book. Keep us posted, Shonda, ok? :hug99::hug99:

lotsadox
04-04-2013, 09:14 AM
Awww, what a sweet boy! I always have a soft spot for B/T dapples :love98:

Kudos to Dr. Wall for taking on Bucky. And to you for fostering him. You are probably right, it's going to be a long 6 weeks. Sending :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for all

LexieLuvr
04-04-2013, 09:19 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww - so glad you found Dr. Wallis! Many recovery :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for Bucky - and lots of luck :crossfin::crossfin::crossfin: to you, and thanks for fostering, too!

SasatheRusty
04-04-2013, 09:21 AM
That's a great Vet.My only question is if the dog was surrendered., who is responsible for the fee? Can't this surgery be written off as pro bono treatment by the Vet?

RustysMom
04-04-2013, 09:48 AM
he is so adorable!!! What a wonderful story! I hope he continues to heal and bless you, the vet and rescue for taking him. Sending many more healing :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: :hug99:

Lisa
04-04-2013, 10:29 AM
He is so cute!! Lots and lots of rayz, for a pain free life!! :bigrayz: :bigrayz: :bigrayz: :bigrayz:

Rae
04-04-2013, 10:41 AM
Love me some Dr. Wall. I cannot fathom taking your dog to be PTS instead of seeking treatment :diaf smilie:

Bucky/Lucky certainly is a sweetheart and I am so glad you got him the help he so badly needed. And I love your Dad for helping too. :)

Giant recovery :bigrayz::bigrayz::bigrayz: for that sweet boy, and happy re-homing, too.

Yolanda
04-04-2013, 11:06 AM
What a lucky little boy to a have you. :sillylove::sillylove:

Nice on the vet bill too, I can only wish it were so cheap around here.

Frzframe
04-04-2013, 12:08 PM
That's a great Vet.My only question is if the dog was surrendered., who is responsible for the fee? Can't this surgery be written off as pro bono treatment by the Vet?

All the treatment Dr. Wallis gave him she did for free but once we hit K-State for surgery then CCDR took over all responisablity for him.

Come to find out after we got him that he was adopted in 2011 from DRNA and his "owners" had already signed the surrender papers to give him back but that wasn't to take place until May. They had no idea that he was going through as the adopters didn't contact them and now won't answer their phone calls. They are so thankful that Dr. Wallis and CCDR stepped up to help him and have transfered him over officially to CCDR.

Lisa
04-04-2013, 01:18 PM
What a sad story :( He looks soooooo sweet too!! I really hope he scores a forever family that deserves him. :crossfin:

Ivan
04-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Lotsa rayz for gorgeous little Buckey! :bigrayz::bigrayz: So glad you were there to save his life, and offer him glorious pain-free health. Wow. Well done!

Tex
04-09-2013, 01:38 PM
That the same surgery that Jax had his last time around. I feel ya on the "dachshund screaming in pain" part. Glad he's healing & as adorable as ever :)

Frankie'sMom
04-09-2013, 05:39 PM
He is beautiful and you are an angel for helping him. :appl:

Frzframe
04-10-2013, 05:53 PM
Bucky is doing great. In fact we wish he wouldn't be feeling so good as he's not happy being in his crate. He's a good boy while being held or cuddled on the sofa but man he puts up a huge ol' stink once he's back in the kennel. :(

SasatheRusty
04-10-2013, 09:06 PM
Glad for the update. Too many people get dogs without understanding the financial or emotional commitment involved. We've been through a lot with our dogs. We also helped with facilitating the adoption of two others who were rescues. Right now we do not think we will get any more when ours go over the bridge. It is more of a terrible heartache as we get older to lose them. Of course I say that now, but who knows. Sparky's heart condition has worsened but he loves life, his food. Penny and us.
You are a wonderful person as is your sweet Vet. It is a blessing to see such love and goodness in the world.