Getting a leg up really means gaining an advantage, a boost or
support and this is exactly what happened for Tyson.
Tyson came into hart's care with a terrible double sided wound
on his forearm. Likely due to being caught in a trap, he
sustained deep lacerations to the bone on both sides of his
forearm. A concerned individual tried to help Tyson by
placing a bandage over the wound. Unfortunately, the bandage
was applied too tight and not changed so Tyson's forearm became
infected and he began to chew at it vigorously. By the time
Tyson was rescued, he had made the original injury much worse.
Upon first examination, it was anticipated that Tyson may lose
his leg. However, the infection needed to be controlled
before any course of action. So while the infection was
treated, so too was his paw. Tyson's wound responded
extremely well to this therapy so Tyson received intensive care at
the vet for a four week period.
Instead of losing his leg, Tyson moved into his foster mom's
house with a bandage and lot of energy. His bandage was
eventually removed and exercise was reintroduced into his
regime. Within a two month period, Tyson went from almost
losing his leg to having almost no scar from his injury.
Our gratitude goes out to everyone who helped give Tyson a leg