A dog who was severely burned in an apartment fire in Houston, Texas, is receiving life saving veterinary care thanks to a local rescue agency which has stepped up to help his family. The dog, named Rambo, is alive today because his owner braved the flames and smoke to get him out of the burning structure.
Still a life or death fight for survival
Rambo is fighting for his life at Vergi 24/7 – the Animal Justice League is assisting with the staggering veterinary expenses stemming from his fight for survival. The most recent update from the rescue agency states:
Not much of an update but Rambo has been put on meds that will make him sleep, and allow his body to rest & heal. The next 72 hours will be the most critical, so for now we wait and keep him comfortable. If he makes it through, the really hard part will start.
The majority of the burns on Rambo’s body are on his face and the right side of his body – his eyes are red and swollen and the inside of his nose is burned as well. The veterinary staff is watching him closely to see if his kidneys and liver will hold up.
You can help
Concerned dog lovers are able to help this severely injured dog by supporting the rescue agency which is standing by him and his family. Donations for Rambo’s ongoing care can be made via this link to the rescue agency.
Not much of an update but Rambo has been put on meds that will make him sleep, and allow his body to rest & heal. The white you see is a topical pain med (lidocaine possibly?), the red bandages go from top to bottom but it seems most of the burns are confined to his face and the right side of his body. His eyes are very swollen, he does have an eye ulcer so no determination on if he has lost vision. The inside of his nose is burned as well. His lungs seem ok so far, but we are waiting to see if his organs (especially kidney & liver) will hold up. The burns will be treated in a few days, right now his skin has turned a dry, leathery texture. Debridement and hydrotherapy are to come. The next 72 hours will be the most critical, so for now we wait and keep him comfortable. If he makes it through, the really hard part will start. Thanks for the continued support! http://www.paypal.me/AnimalJusticeLeague
Posted by Animal Justice League on Monday, June 11, 2018
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