On the 14th July 2016, an adorable six-year-old Whippet named Rosie was sadly involved in a road accident. She sustained terrible injuries, losing the skin on two of her legs and on one of her toes. She was covered in cuts and bruises, and suffered from fractured ribs and punctured lungs. Poor Rosie was not in a good state, and was taken to Medivet St Helens for emergency veterinary attention.
Vets, Paola and Nitzan, performed a skin graft to help Rosie feel comfortable. She was hospitalised and returned home to her loving family on the 23rd August.
Rosie had been such a brave girl since her accident, but some of her wounds had become infected. The team at Medivet St Helens treated her infected wounds with antibiotics, but she required further skin grafts for parts of her leg that hadn’t healed.
Up to now, Rosie’s amazing family had been funding her treatment along with insurance. However, the insurance has maxed out and they can no longer afford the extra costs. The operation that Rosie needs to get her back on her feet again includes skin flap surgery, external fixators and a skin graft.
The team at Medivet St Helens fell in love with Rosie and wanted to do all they could to help. They set up a JustGiving page on behalf of Rosie’s owner to help raise enough funds for Rosie’s treatment.
The JustGiving page received a whopping £665.00 in just five days. Medivet were so overwhelmed with the amount of donations generated from the public that they stepped in and offered to pay for any further treatment that Rosie needed at their expense – all donations were refunded back to their generous donators!
Rosie visits Medivet St Helens regularly so that vet, Tom, can monitor her progress before her surgery. A recent consultation revealed that Rosie had made fantastic progress, and Tom said there was a chance she may not need surgery due to the amazing progress she has made so far.
The surgery that Rosie may require is scheduled to take place in a week’s time, but Rosie will receive regular checks to see how she progresses in order to confirm if surgery is needed.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for showing Rosie so much support over the last few weeks. We all wish Rosie the best of luck with her recovery!
For more updates about Rosie’s progress, visit Medivet St Helen’s Facebook page here.