Olivia was rescued by ALL SEATED IN A BARN rescue. She is a 7 year-old OTTB who was dumped in a kill pen because she had a tracheotomy, which went bad. This hole is not healing – at all – and it is the size of my fist. She needs immediate surgery before anything (dust, flies, dirt…) gets in there that can create an infection. This is very critical. It must hurt a lot.
Please Please let’s help her – she is so young!! The surgery (mesh, skin grafts decided by surgeons at two vet hospitals) is $3500 plus aftercare. All donations are 100% tax deductible. THANK YOU in advance!
This is Olivia. We rescued her a month ago with what we were told was a hole from a tracheotomy, which was done to save her life. From what we do not know, it could have been a number of things. They didn’t take care of the hole after the surgery and it unfortunately got bigger, ALOT bigger and healed this way.
When we sent her to the vet when we bailed her the Doctor said it would close within a month and they did some tests and she can breathe just fine with it closed up, and it wasn’t infected. Fast forward a little over a month and the hole is still just as massively big, about 4 inches.
Working with our vet in Bakersfield and also with the awesome Alamo Pintado, we at least have a game plan now. She NEEDS to get this hole shut. It is so big that anything can get in causing her serious serious problems. The surgery is going to actually be multiple surgeries, at least a week at the vet hospital and $3500.
This is a must for her. Something as simple as flies getting in the hole (which we keep covered with vet wrap), water, dirt, ANYTHING can be fatal. She has at least 20 years left and without the hole being closed she is being set up for failure and we will NOT do that to her, she deserves to live fully and without even a chance of something happening.