Friday, April 9, 2010
Snoopy, His Accident
Snoopy is a cute little Beagle/Jack Russell mix that my dtr and her family bought in January. He now weighs about 10-12 lbs and is so lovable and adorable. They all live in NJ and when they come to visit Snoopy and our 70 lb black lab, Emily, get along just great. About 4 weeks ago my sil and grandson Erik were taking Snoopy to the park to run. Frank (sil) picked him up to carry him across the road and Snoopy wiggled and jumped out of Franks arms and got hit by a car. It was terrible and so traumatic for Erik to see. They rushed him to the vets, took x rays and determined his only injury was his right paw that was broken. They took care of it and put on a splint. He was in pain for about 1- 1 1/2 days, then he adjusted really well, Went back to vet in a week, he sent them to a specialist who said he needs surgery as the break is in a joint ( like our elbow). Cost $2,500 for starters. My dtr was shocked and explained they really cant afford that, what happens if no surgery? He said he would have a limp and get arthiritis as he gets older. It has already cost close to 800. So, they take him every week to vet to have splint changed and checked. You should see him in action! Runs, jumps up on window shelf and is just comical. Hopefully he will be fine.