Brody: Deaf dog hit by a car
***** Brody update: 2/27/16 *****
Brody spent Thursday and Friday at AVS, where he got to hang out with people who gave him attention all day. It doesn't look like Brody has any control over his bowels or bladder, but on a positive note he pees and poops well! He is showing an increase in strength and movement in his front legs, with very little improvement in his hind legs. He pulls himself around on the floor a little in his foster home, and grows increasingly impatient with his inability to get up and play.
His foster family purchased some doggy diapers to try out and belly bands for him. The little stinker manages to get his soft cone off regularly and then rubs his eyes from his eye issue that is still being tested on. Please continue to share Brody's story and consider donating to his cause if you have not already.
***** END UPDATE *****
Brody is deaf and he was hit by a car on Monday. After multiple x-rays and blood tests, it seems he has no serious broken bones (only rib fractures) and likely no blood loss. However, his numbers remained critically low and has been battling respiratory issues. On top of this, Brody may have some serious neurological deficits. He does not respond to stimuli with his back legs and has delayed responses in the front.
Secondhand Snoots Rescue is dedicated to saving Brody and giving him the medical care he deserves. He has been eating his food and taking oral meds just fine. His chest x-rays has been showing improvement and an x-ray of his neck did not show signs of any fractures or luxations (wonky discs). The vet suggested that perhaps the blunt force of being hit by the car is the cause of most of his symptoms, and hopefully time will tell. They will start doing some physical therapy with a "peanut," a physioball that is shaped like a peanut.
Brody has a long road of recovery ahead. We have partnered with Secondhand Snoots Rescue to raise the funds needed to save Brody. With each and every product purchased, we will donate $10 to help save Brody.