Scabbers: Hit by car, left for dead
Dr. Heidi Wampler treated Scabbers with aggressive iv fluids with nutrients, antibiotics, and pain control to stabilize him. She also placed a urinary catheter in Scabbers to relieve the pressure in the kidneys and allow him to drain his bladder while the trauma to his penis resolved over several days.
Scabbers spent several weeks in Intensive Care recovering under the care of Dr. Wampler while awaiting surgery. He could not have his broken leg repaired right away as he was too weak and emaciated to handle anesthesia, and his blood did not clot normally due to liver failure from his starvation state.
Surgery had to wait a couple of weeks to allow Scabbers to regain a functional liver and blood clotting system before Dr. Wampler repaired the tibial fracture and amputated his crushed dew claw.
Here, approximately 2 weeks after being admitted to Alpine Animal Clinic, Scabbers is greatly improved (and has just enjoyed another high-calorie yummy meal!) and resting comfortably.
He is now ready to head to surgery to repair his leg fracture as his internal organs are functional and able to handle the anesthesia and recovery process.