Eighteen month old Skye was rescued by RACE from a Romanian Kill Shelter in December 2020. We initially thought she’d injured her back legs, but x-rays revealed a knee deformity that was causing Skye a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, the specialist treatment this little lady requires is not available in Romania, hence why we brought Skye to the UK so that she could received the surgery she requires to enable her to live a normal life.
Skye is now in the UK on long term foster with Joanne Carberry, a veterinary nurse who also has a canine hydrotherapy unit, which Skye is making good use of at present to help build up her wasted muscles. Joanne kindly offered her help when she read of Skye’s sad story.
A recent examination by an orthopaedic surgeon confirmed that she has a seriously diseased knee joint. Her patella (knee cap) is luxating (dislocated from the socket) and her cruciate ligament is ruptured, she also has limb deformity and muscle wastage as a result. As this is very painful Skye cannot bear any weight though the leg. Skye is now on strong anti-inflammatory/painkilling medication and already seems much happier. To know the full extent of the injury Skye will need further tests and x-rays, this will determine which surgery will be appropriate. Skye has a long road ahead to recovery ... her rehabilitation programme has already started in the form of Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy.
Skye’s ongoing treatment will depend on what the surgeons can do for her, so we shall be running this Appeal and updating everyone as things move along. In the meantime, Skye will be having x-rays next week to determine the best way forward for her. We need to start raising funds to see our girl through this.
PLEASE SPARE WHAT YOU CAN TOWARDS HER ONGOING TREATMENT AND HELP GIVE SKYE A PAIN FREE LIFE. SHE IS THE BRAVEST, MOST AFFECTIONATE, LOVING GIRL EVER.