EMERGENCY surgery to repair Anastasia's jaw

  • Breed: Shepherd
  • Name: Anastasia
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Young

Anastasia was surrendered by her owner after being attacked by another dog.


Anastasia is having surgery today, so please keep her in your thoughts. After her dental surgery they will begin to put her lip back together. She is eating and drinking already. 


We have good news and not so good news; the good news is she is doing well recovering and so happy. The bad news is that her mandible is BROKEN! Where the break is, it is effecting her adult canine teeth. She is seeing a Dental Specialist in the morning, then we will proceed with fixing the lip laceration.



Updates

  • Anastasia is doing really well, healing and feeling thankful to be alive. Thank you !


    June 27, 2018


  • Anastasia's follow up appointment went well. She had a huge fan base there and received lots of loving and treats. 


    She will have another follow up appointment next Thursday and possibly be taken off her cone and changed to a more solid food. 


    Doc said she looks AWESOME and is extremely happy with her progress! 


    She weighs 35lbs now


    June 18, 2018


  • The surgeon said that the length of the injury and after an internal look there has been no blood flow to the area of the bone. With the necrotic ski, the temporary hold did not work and much of the skin had to be removed. They are doing an exploratory surgery to see the extent of the loss of blood flow as well as the extensive injury to the jaw. This was very unexpected- we thought she was going to have a quick surgery to fix her jaw. The xray alone will cost 450, and now we are waiting on the cost of the surgery. 

    June 13, 2018