Muffin was just six weeks old when a good samaritan found her in the street. A brief examination revealed that Muffin had a badly broken femur. She was in desperate need of emergency surgery to fix the bones and allow her to heal. Muffin happened to be in the hands of a wonderful rescue organization that contacted Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group and Project GO for further help. Due to the rescue organization’s limited funding, and Muffin’s emergent needs, Project GO stepped in to help financially. Muffin was evaluated within hours at VOSM by Dr. Sherman Canapp and admitted for surgery the same day. Muffin’s surgical repair required pins placed under fluoroscopic guidance. Additionally, a custom external fixation device was made from epoxy due to her small size.
After surgery, Muffin is hospitalized at VOSM for four weeks while she continued to heal. Her personality became a staff favorite, as she received her daily exercises and care with her loving and sassy nature. During the four week hospitalization period, x-rays were taken. The x-rays revealed that Muffin healed quickly, and her external fixator was removed. Because Muffin was so small and could not roughhouse with other pets, she was released into the care of one of VOSM’s veterinarians. This was to provide further care and physical rehabilitation in a home setting. Muffin’s personality was a perfect fit for her foster family, and it was soon apparent that she had found her forever home.