|Chili on Wednesday|
Chili broke his leg Tuesday night at Tucson Greyhound Park. He was turned over to SA Greys on Wednesday morning, and was taken directly from the track to The Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson. After examination and x-rays he underwent surgery later in the day.
Those initial x-rays revealed the leg had splintered in seven different pieces. The breaks started in the lower leg, but continued up through the joint and into the upper leg. The surgeons at VSCOT were uncertain whether they could save the leg and we prepared for our first "tripod."
Two plates, three screws, four wires and five thousand dollars later, Chili still has four legs. Chili is now out of surgery and beginning his long road to recovery. He will be going home to foster tomorrow, and will be under close observation and with extremely limited mobility directives from his surgeon. A big thank you to the surgeons at The Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson for their hard work and creativity in crafting a solution.
Please keep our little Chili Bean in your thoughts and prayers during his recovery.
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