Update on Wee Jimmy with the knackered knee,s !!!!!!!
Yesterday Jimmy had the first operation on the worse knee joint and after a 5 hour operation he is recovering well and the vets are pleased with how things went. Following a pre-op MRI scan it became apparent that things where a lot worse than originally thought so between the vets involved it was decided to go down a different route to enable him to walk without pain . He will be having the other knee done in a few weeks and with any luck Jimmy will be in his new home by xmas. Gill White would like to say thank you to everyone who donated towards his appeal as we really couldn,t have done any of this without your help and support. Also if you have not received a personal response of thanks to your donation Gill apologies as due to a computer glich she lost all the e-mails on her computer. Also and this might be a biggie and we really have been itching to tell you that Jimmy will be on T.V !!!!! The rescue and Jimmy and Kizzy,s plight have become part of a new series to be aired on channel 4 next year so you can all see it happening in the flesh and for those who,ve never met her you will get to see the completely insane Gill White who runs this rescue with all her heart and sole. Don,t worry i will let you all know when its to be aired xx
For those who might have missed Jimmy,s Story here is a reminder.
Jimmy and Kizzy have both come to us from a horrific animal hoarding situation in Ireland, we really don,t know what these poor soles have gone through in their short lives and maybe its best we don,t know the full extend of cruelty they,ve had to endure.
Jimmy is just 3 years old and must have spent all of his short life in severe pain. He was found shut in a small room covered and living in his own faeces and cowering under a chair. The full extent of his injuries where not apparent as he was so scared of human contact at first that no one could get near him. We thought at first he may have hip dysplasia..if only !! No one was prepared for the shock results of his xrays and how this gentle boy is even walking is just beyond belief. His xrays show that BOTH his back leg knee joints are completely shattered and whilst he has managed to walk ok, he must be in such unbearable pain but he doesn,t show it. The specialist thinks he was either kept in such a confined space when very young or he has been beaten and left to his own devices. This must have happened very early on in his life as his upper body is very strong from dragging his lower torso around. And now for the hard bit. Jimmy is going to need extensive surgery which is going to involve have both knee joints replaced in order for him to have a pain free life . Whilst we have a great specialist lined up to help he is going to need special joints made as he is so small and this is going to cost between £8,000- £10,000 and we are determined to raise this so we can give Jimmy the best life possible.