Ivan sat for 10 days before rescuers were called in to help.
Ivan arrive at a rural shelter and transferred to a vet on 9/13. He was given very little care until rescuers were called 10 days later only because the shelter was going to euthanize him! It took 10 days for anyone to contact TAF for help. Can you imagine his pain? The Arrow Fund immediately rushed to the shelter and took him straight to the ER to be stabilized. Rescuers wish they would have been called in immediately.
Ivan arrived at Blue Pearl tonight and was quickly rushed to the back. We have no idea what happened to this boy. Their first step was making sure he is pain free. He is currently on an IV Fentanyl drip. Ivan, even in this condition, is so loving and just wants to be held. Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. Ivan would also be doing Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy, which he started today.
Ivan’s os penis was exposed. The os penis is a bone that is inside of his body. He has a significant amount of necrotic tissue in his inguinal region, extending up towards his rectum, encompassing a large portion of his perineum. Doctors are unable to identify his urethra, or even where he is urinating from.
UPDATE 9/27/19: Through exploratory surgery Ivan’s urethra was located and a urethrostomy was performed. A new hole was constructed for him to urinate from. A large bladder stone was removed which likely caused it to burst. A catheter will be in place for several days. A lot of necrotic tissue was removed. Ivan started Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy. He may need a second surgery.
This type of care will cost thousands of dollars for The Arrow fund to save Ivan’s life. We are here to help. We are sponsoring Ivan’s surgery with one of our animals saving jewelry pieces you see below.
If you can consider one for yourself or a friend and help this innocent puppy recover and live a pain free life.
The Arrow Fund
The Arrow Fund provides medical treatment to Kentuckiana animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect. By highlighting these cases, we strive to educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and the need to strengthen Kentuckiana's animal welfare laws.