Just a week-and-a-half-ago, Rico was surrendered to a South Carolina emergency veterinarian after someone stepped on him. At the time, six-week-old Rico was given a 50/50 chance of survival. Three days later, the one pound puppy’s chances of survival seemed to increase slightly.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder, Jackie O’Sullivan posted the puppy’s latest update on Tuesday after he underwent an MRI at the South Carolina emergency veterinary hospital where he remains under 24/7 care.
“… He had his MRI yesterday at our SC specialty ER vet & the findings were really neither good or bad. No fractures or compressions were found which is good, but swelling & bleeding on the brain were found. His entire medical team wishes he was doing better at this juncture & was more alert & up & around by now. That said, he has made small improvements & is a little fighter who did suffer a traumatic brain injury, so we have decided to give him more time in the hopes that he will come out of this & be able to have a good quality of life.”
Let’s hope Rico recovers. On Saturday, he will have been two weeks the world waits for him to wake up and begin his life.
Please continue to help support Rico’s medical care.
Rico’s medical expenses are in the thousands – please help to give this little one every chance. He deserves it.
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(Photos of 1-pound puppy courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
An incredible transformation