"Surgery  For  Tommy"

TOMMY'S FRACTURED LEG

Tommy fractured his leg the night of Saturday, May 1st, 2010 



5/3/2010 = Tommy will need major surgery on his leg.  He has a non-repairable fracture.   Right now the vets are giving us a ballpark price of $2,700.00.   He will being going in tomorrow, May 4th, for the surgery,  We will know the full cost then.

If you can, please donate toward Tommy's surgery and after care.




ABOUT  TOMMY
Tommy was rescued from the Los Angeles West Valley Shelter almost t
wo years ago, July 2008.  He was about five weeks old.  He was in the unweaned kitten room waiting to be euthanized at the end of the day.  We saved his life. 

Now please help us save his life again, without this surgery, he will have to be euthanized. 

Below is a video he "stared"  in for "Gimme My Reality" show in 2008.   We did a mock rescue of a kitten.  The kitten was being rescued from underneath a house and Tommy was our little kitty actor.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBGJ1B...


UPDATE: MAY 4, 2010,  9:30 AM -

*Tommy's diagnosis is a  "right femoral neck fracture".
*He will be going in this afternoon for the surgery to fix it.
*The estimate has now been revised from $1,680.00 to $1,890.00 without any unforeseen complications and not including necessary future x-rays.  
*Future x-rays will run $275.00 for each x-ray visit.


UPDATE:  May 5, 2010


Tommy did well and is now home.  He has an E-Collar on to keep him away from his stitches and he is hopped up on pain killers....... He will go back in two weeks for a recheck.

UPDATE:  June 1, 2010


Tommy is doing very well.  We have a short video and a couple of new photos of him to share with you.  He is no longer wearing the E-collar, his leg is shaved and the incision is healing very nicely.




Found this online:

Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) is a surgical procedure that removes the femoral head and neck from the femur. FHO surgery is performed to alleviate pain. It is a salvage procedure, reserved for conditions where pain can not be alleviated in any other way. It is common in veterinary surgery. Other names are Excision Arthroplasty of the femoral head and neck, Girdlestone's Operation and Fem
oral Head and Neck Ostectomy.



X-ray photo courtesy of  VSRP.org




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FINAL  UPDATE:  SEPTEMBER 2011

Thank you to everyone who has asked about
and/or donated for Tommy.

This was one of those freaky, completely unexpected emergency expenses that could not wait.   We REALLY needed donations IMMEDIATELY 
to cover Tommy's surgery, rehab and future x-rays and vet appointments.
And our supporters came through for him.


Tommy is doing great!  He plays and runs as if nothing ever happened.  He is living the good life in his forever home.  Yea!  We all cried so many tears over this serious injury to this sweet and handsome cat!   We are so pleased that this is a happy ending story!   


SPRING  2011



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To Learn More About:   Femoral Head Ostectomy  (for dogs or cats)

VetInfo.com

Clinton's FHO

dcVets.org