Sammie was found lying in a gutter by a 16 year old girl. The girl noticed that not only she was breathing funny, but her leg looked like it was going the wrong way.
She brought her home to her mom, who brought Sammie to SGVAA Wellness. There she was assessed, given fluids, dried off, wrapped in a blankets and placed on a heating pad. Stray Paws took it from there. Sammie was transported to a hospital for x-rays right away. It was soon determined that Sammie had not only a severely broken femur, but also a diaphragmatic hernia.
A diaphragmatic hernia is usually a result of a birth defect, but due to many hematomas present on Sammie's little body, we are pretty sure the hernia was a result of trauma. As she was found in a gutter on the side of the road, she was most likely hit by a car.
A TDH (traumatic diaphragmatic hernia) is a hole in the diaphragm which allows the digestive organs to move into the chest cavity, not allowing the lungs to fill with air. This will result in chest discomfort and abdomen pain, breathlessness and vomiting.
We don't know if she was alone when she was hit, but she definitely had no one to help her. Until now. Can you help us cover Sammie's medical bill? I have included a photo of her full bill. I know we can agree Sammie is worth every dime!
In this first photo you can see her twisted back leg and foot. ☹️
It's amazing how animals can smile through their pain, isn't it?
Please help Sammie today!
For only $15 a month you will be making a huge difference in the life of a colony cat!