VALORIE – 20667
Safe - 2-14-2018 Brooklyn
VALORIE – 20667
**NEEDS VET CARE – ORTHO SURGERY ASAP**
2 yr. female white/tan, stray, 23 pounds:
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 2-3 year; Microchip noted on Intake? negative; History : stray found by police limping on HLs; Subjective: BARH. Holding both hindlimbs up. Observed Behavior – very sweet. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures; Evidence of Trauma seen – yes; Objective ; P = wnl ; R = eupneic ; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: adult dentition with mild dental tartar, no oral lesions noted; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c; MSI: Ambulatory x 2-holding both hindlimbs up, painful on HL extension bilaterally, decreased CPs, normal motor and withdrawal, RFL has decreased CP but is very nervous, LFL normal, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Necrosis of femoral head bilaterally -Legg Perthes vs other; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC; Start hydromorphone 0.1mg/kg IM BID x3d until 2/16 (first dose given) Dexdomitor IM for rads; Pelvic and HL rads -bilateral necrosis of the femoral head and neck, no fractures, no other abnormalities; Start rimadyl 4.4mg/kg PO SID x7d until 2/21; Will need bilateral FHO; Prognosis: Good with appropriate care; SURGERY: permanent waiver due to injury
A Little Bit About Me…
A staff member writes: This 20-Pound cutie VALORIE needs orthopedic surgery to remove the femoral head bilaterally (FHO). She has something call Legg Perthes Disease. She is very cute and sweet and otherwise looks good!
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