I ended up taking Jaxson to work with me last night for I wanted to have him examined by my own Vet soon. I brought in all the notes sent with him and we await the disc with the actual digital x-rays on them. Jaxson weighed 32.8 Kgs(72.16 pounds) and the general consensus is in agreement that he should be around 85 pounds right now. I did bring in a fecal and we are running some bw for the decision is that this leg should really come off sooner rather than later. He is going to be so much happier(AND he is one happy boy!) without it and the Vet agrees that the leg is just ‘strange’ in many ways. He has ‘deep’ pain yet nothing surface related and you can see when he lies down how that growth plate on his shoulder just moves and appears to be disjointed. It appears that we are looking at several possible issues with that leg and it is ‘injury’ related and what a shame that he was dumped at the shelter in this condition. So, I have made an appointment for this Friday; September 25th to have this leg removed and we shall neuter him at the same time. I strongly suspected from the moment that I saw him myself and examined that leg that it should be amputated and I am feeling better about having my own Vet (the third Vet that has now examined Jaxson and has suggested amputation) concur for it is only going to cause him more angst and medical problems leaving it the way it is. He also has that nasty pressure sore on the back of that pad from how he moves and rests on his leg at times. BHRR focuses on the SN’s and takes in animals that others will not or cannot and we are pleading to the public to please help us to continue to help Jax….
The cost of his surgery is going to be $2,000 and while we can do a payment plan on the leg; we need to put down some money on Friday.
We are begging and pleading to all that support BHRR and have become fans of Jax; if you could assist us in anyway with a donation to his Vet Bill, so that we can take this leg off this Friday September 25th(it has to come off, it is posing a danger to him); you can donate by PayPal(button found in the top left corner of our homepage) OR you can write a check out to ‘Liston Animal Hospital’ and mail to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
OR you can call Liston Animal Hospital at (613) 591-0966 to pay on Jax’s Bill directly by Visa or M/C – Jax’s bill is under the account name of ‘Boers’
Please help us with ‘Jaxson’s Journey’ as we beseech you to help us raise the funds needed to help Jax!
BHRR’s Jaxson – September 20th, 2009 *Pictures courtesy of P. Tops