- Age: 4 (DOB 7/13/2015)
- 13# (needs to gain a few)
- Recent patella syrgery, otherwise healthy
- Adoption Donation: $500
Macon's knee surgeries are expected to cost around $5000.
Our Georgia team sprung sweet Macon out of a shelter and welcomed him into our care 💜 He has since undergone his intake vetting where we learned that he is around 4 years old. We brought him up to date on vaccinations and are treating him for ear infections and worms. At just 12 pounds he is emaciated which we suspect is from the worms and malnutrition. We believe his ideal weight is about 16 pounds and he’s getting plenty of good groceries in now! He also has some wounds likely from extreme scratching from a flea infestation which we see evidence of. We also see the effects of the fleas in his bloodwork where he is mildly anemic due to the blood sucking fleas. Most concerning are his luxating patellas which are very obvious when he walks, although has shown no sign of pain or discomfort and they certainly do not slow him down at all 💨 We have started him on joint supplements and hopeful for some improvement. Lastly, we do not suspect he is neutered but there is no evidence of testicles meaning that he is likely cryptorchid. On Monday he will head to the vet for an ultrasound in hopes of being able to identify them and move forward with a neuter. Macon is having a ball in foster care where he spends his days romping and wrestling with his new Cavalier friend, Bear 🐻
UPDATE September 27, 2019; Little Macon come into our care with two bad knees that would require surgical repair in order to give home the quality of life and comfort that he deserves. On Thursday, he had his left knee repaired undergoing patella stabilization surgery. They deepened his trochlear groove, did a tibial tuberosity transposition (as seen in radiographs below), and tightened and stabilized everything up.
Macon did very well with the surgery and was able to be discharged yesterday and is now resting and recovering 💕 He will return in 10 day for a recheck and has 6 weeks of confined healing and recovery ahead of him before we are able to tackle the other knee.
We’ve added a “donate” button to this post should you wish to help with a financial donation to Macon’s expensive care. The estimate provided (of $2,240 - $2,576) is for his left knee but obviously the expense will be double given we are repairing both knees. A donation of any amount of greatly appreciated 🙏🏻 We’re so thankful for your ongoing support so that our sweet, deserving babies can get all the help they need. We will be sure to keep you posted as Macon recovers 💜 He is a playful, active, enthusiastic guy full of life and we can’t wait to see what he is capable of with 2 new knees!
UPDATE October 10th: Macon had his 2 week post-op recheck of his left knee which was surgically repaired. He has recovered EXTREMELY well - the incision is completely healed, he has excellent range of motion back, and everything is stable and tight 🙌🏻 Unfortunately his right knee is also in need of surgical repair and he is scheduled to undergo that at the end of the month ✅
Macon has been SUCH a good boy and trooper about his not so fun recovery and strict confinement. It will all be worth it in the end when he will be able to enjoy zooming around pain free 💜 Thank you so much to everyone who made a donation towards his medical expenses 💕