On December 10, 2013, Casey Jones came into Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue. She is the youngest pug to come into PPSNR to date. This little girl is going to need a fair amount medical attention and good old fashion TLC. As one of our volunteers said about her, “she is a train wreck.” According to our Vets at Southampton Veterinary Hospital Casey was about one year old at the time of her surrender to Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue.
Both of Casey’s rear legs suffer from luxating patella’s. Both of her front shoulders are dislocated as well as the elbow of her front left leg. Additionally, her feet are splayed – most likely from living in a crate with a wire floor. Very recently, our Vet thinks as little as a few days before she was turned over to Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue, she recently had a litter of puppies. We are not sure what happened to the babies. We can only say that we are happy that Casey Jones is now safe and getting the medical attention she needs and the love she thirsts for. It will be at least a month before we can have her spayed.
Despite all that has happened to this little lady in her very short life she is a very happy-go-lucky, curious and energetic pug who loves to be with her people. She does not let her bum leg hold her back. She is right in their with the other pugs at her foster home.Being as Casey Jones will be requiring extensive medical care she is desperate need of some helping Angel Paws. You can become an Angel Paw with a donation to PPNSR below.
**UPDATE** January 1, 2014
Casey had her spay surgery and came through it with flying colors. The Vet said that her insides were as misplaced as her bones are. Dr. Hartsfield said, “Things are just not where they should be.” Casey as released from the hospital and is home re-cooperating.Once Casey has fully recovered from this surgery we will be scheduling the first of the two surgeries on her rear legs to fix the luxating Patillas.
If you would like to donate towards Casey’s care, please use the button below to become a Virtual Foster. You can also mail a check or money order to PPSNR – Casey Jones, 830 Welsh Road #147, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.
**UPDATE** January 9, 2014**
Casey had a consultation with the Orthopedic team at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital today. After a complete examination and a series of x-rays there was good news and confirmation of much of what we already knew as well as a few surprises.The good news Casey uses her left front “lame” leg enough currently that Doctors suggested not to remove it at this time. The Orthopedist did confirmed that Casey has grade IV luxating patella in both rear legs and her right front leg is dislocated from shoulder joint. The left leg is the one that provided us with the most surprises.
We were surprised to learn that the humerus bone, the bone that is between the shoulder and the elbow, is not connected to either joint socket. This bone has actually rotated approximately 180 degrees from its proper position in the leg. Because this bone is misplaced, the triceps muscle never had full extension. This shortened range of motion has caused the muscle to atrophy. This is why Miss Casey holds this leg up off the ground. It has been determined that the first three of the surgeries will be her spay, scheduled for January 17th, then repair of the luxating patella, one at a time. The thought is to get the back-end of Casey’s body as stable as possible before treating the deformities in her front legs. Additionally, Casey will need physical therapy to assist in her recovery.Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue has been told that the cost of the surgeries alone will be in the $12,000 to $15,000 range. You can help Casey Jones with her medical costs by becoming an Angel Paw with a donation to Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue below.
**UPDATE** January 18, 2014**
Casey had is home recuperating after having her the luxating patella on her rear left leg repaired. She needs to rest the leg for the next 4 to 6 weeks. In the beginning of February she will have a follow up to check on the repair. A very special thank you from the PPSNR family to the Vets and staff at Garden State veterinary Specialists for taking such great care of this special baby.
**UPDATE** July 3, 2014**
Casey had is home recuperating after having her the luxating patella on her rear right leg repaired. She needs to rest the leg for the next 4 to 6 weeks. In mid-August she will have a follow up to check on the repair. A very special thank you from the PPSNR family to the Vets and staff at Garden State veterinary Specialists for taking such great care of this special baby.
**UPDATE** July 3, 2015**
Casey went in for surgery to shorten her elongated pallet and widen her nares. This surgery will improve her breathing. While under anesthesia, the doctors discovered that Casey has a collapsing larynx. While she is in no immediate danger, her Angel fosters will have to keep a very close watch over her.
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Virtual Foster Casey Jones (Angel)
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