Meet Henry. New Hope was contacted by a partner rescue organization after they received a call about a Chihuahua with a hole in his head on August 5th. They thought that Henry may have been bitten by another dog and he was left untreated for several days which resulted in a severe infection and his skull exposed to the elements. Henry was treated on the morning of August 6th, but he would need continued care. He was transferred to New Hope in the afternoon of August 6th.
Since Henry’s arrival, he has been receiving treatment at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for wound management. He had a CT scan and it discovered depression fractures of the nasal and frontal bones. He did spend a couple of days in the ICU at the WCVM. Treating this kind of wound is very difficult. Soon he will be scheduled for a skin flap to try to close his head wound.
Henry also appeared to have injuries to his eyes. It was discovered Henry had low pressure in both eyes indicating uveitis, he has bilateral large superficial corneal ulcers in both eyes and has low tear production in both eyes. He is receiving several eye-drops to help these conditions.
Our Guardians of Hope Fund allows us to take on medical cases like Henry’s. We are thrilled that we are able to assist dogs like Henry. Please consider making a donation to our Guardians of Hope Fund, these funds go directly towards Henry and other dogs that need specialized care.
We are pleased with how well Henry recovered and we are happy to announce he has been adopted.
- Date August 6, 2019
- Tags Alumni