Introducing Bruce Wayne. Bruce is a 10 month old Cane Corso that was recently hit by a car. Bruce was taken into UPenn Emergency on October 7, 2019 after the accident. Upon receiving the estimate for treatment, his then owners left and did not return. After days, the owners finally replied and officially surrendered him to UPenn that’s when the attending medical staff reached out NYBC to ask if we would be able to take Bruce’s case so he wouldn’t be euthanized and we stepped in immediately. Bruce has been on oxygen since arriving. He has lung trauma besides a horrific femur break and nerve damage to his front limb.
He will require reconstructive surgery either Monday or Tuesday. Bruce is a very sweet young pup that deserves a chance to experience a full life. Can you help us get Bruce the reconstructive surgery needed ? Time is of the essence so he can have the best possible outcome. Please help this gorgeous boy.
Please read his medical notes:
10 month old male intact Cane Corso puppy that was hit by a car on 10/7/19 on the left side. He has a previous history of a wire being caught around his LH paw that required surgical removal and now has a circumferential scar around that paw. When he first got to the PennVet ER, he was agonally breathing and the ER doctors removed about 2 liters of air from his chest. He also was not bearing weight on his left forelimb and his left thigh was very swollen. He was kept in oxygen and then transferred to the ICU.
Since being in the ICU, his lungs have slowly started to get better. X-rays showed a femoral fracture on his left rear limb, which will require surgery to correct. We also think he bled a bit into the thigh secondary to this fracture, as his red blood cell count is lower then normal (but is stable). He has not required a chest tap since Tuesday morning, and has slowly required less and less oxygen (started at 60% oxygen supplementation and is now down to 35%). Our neurologist looked at his LF leg and determined he suffered a brachial plexus traction injury. There is no surgical intervention for this; only time will tell if he regains neurologic function.
He has quite the personality. He loves to give face kisses and wags his little tail every time we open his cage door. He is eating great and taking oral pain medications like a champ. He wagged and seemed playful when another dog walked by today, but we really cannot comment on how he is with other dogs in general. He also loves plush squeaky toys.