Bindi's Hip Replacement
Organized by: Amber Ervin
Amber Ervin via Crowdrise
August 05, 2015
Bindi is a three legged Great Pyrenees rescued by Anne and Jeff via Big Dogs Huge Paws. Bindi has had a hard luck story and lost one rear leg to amputation. When Anne and Jeff adopted her, it was with the understanding that she would probably lose her other hind leg. As she got older and the remaining leg was reviewed for treatment, we got amazing news! Bindi was a candidate for total hip replacement. This means Bindi can keep her third leg, but never pass through a metal detector without being wanded again.
During the first week of May, Bindi's hip was replaced. She's been convalescing since, much to her chagrin. After a bit of pouting and fair bit of depression from being isolated, we thought Bindi was on the mend. At her checkup today, we got some bad news.
The lower portion of the replacement has slipped into the bone. On Monday Bindi will go back into surgery. The vet is hoping to be able to insert a longer shaft, but may have to completely redo the surgery.
Bindi and her parents have dreams of her recovering from her hip replacement and training to be a therapy dog. She wants to inspire people who hear her story and be by their side as they take on their own challenges.
Bindi lost her right hind leg before she was six months old and spent the next year recovering before we finally got the news today about the necessity for the revision surgery. At almost two years old, Bindi doesn't know what's it's like to move without pain, to run or even be able to jump without pain and the danger of hurting her remaining leg to the point that amputation would be necessary. The congenital birth defects like this often result from back yard breeding or irresponsible breeders and all too often result in euthanasia for the puppy as the medical bills and after care are overwhelming if the entire family is not dedicated to the dog. All of Bindi's family is dedicated to her, along with a large extended family, but we cannot do it alone.
This is where you come in. The first surgery was about $6k and we knew would happen someday, but the second surgery is estimated to cost another $2.5k and that’s just not in the bank.
Any way that you can help out, donating, sharing, spreading the word, would just mean the world to Bindi (and Anne and Jeff).
We wish Bindi a swift recovery and she sends slobber and furry nuzzles to everyone hoping and praying for her.
Any funds raised beyond the medical bills we be donated to Big Dogs, Huge Paws; the rescue that saved Bindi, so that they can continue to help other dogs.