Hiccup, Amputation Complications
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Baby Hiccup is merely six weeks old. He was brought to an animal hospital last week as a stray with a broken back leg. The vets determined the break was old and had healed improperly, so it needed to be amputated. The clinic was gracious enough to cover the cost of the surgery in exchange for us taking custody of him and placing him in a foster home, but poor Hiccup is having some complications now and we are responsible for his emergency stay. On Saturday 6/20, a few days after his surgery, he started having seizures in his foster home so we rushed him to another vet, where he has been staying the last few days. His incision site is infected and he’s been on IV fluids and antibiotics, as well as anti-convulsion medications.
We now believe he had some neurological toxicity from a medication he was receiving during his previous stay. The good news is that he has an excellent prognosis, as it is something he can recover from, rather than a life-threatening or long-term issue. He is staying at least one more day at the emergency vet for observation and to keep an eye on his temperature, which keeps flirting with a fever.
We didn’t expect our dear Hiccup to have these issues, but we committed to him and won’t give up. Please help us as we continue to help him recover and eventually find the perfect forever home for him.
We are heartbroken to share that baby Hiccup passed away early morning. Despite antibiotics and great vet care, his incision was getting worse and his seizures returned, worse than before. He died on the way to the emergency vet. We are devastated but we know we did everything we could for this precious little one. Thank you to everyone who donated toward his bills.
Bye Hiccup! You were only with us for a short time, but you got a lifetime of love from us.