On the 6th of July Casey will undergo a specialized surgery that will repair the compression on her spinal cord by placing a piece of harvested bone in a "basket" in the C3-C4 area of her spine. This will stop the compression that is getting progressively worse and ultimately will shorten her life if not corrected. Although there are no guarantees, her prognosis for a good outcome with surgery is very high.
Brazos Valley Equine Hospital in Navasota, TX is calling in a specialist who does these surgeries. The bill will be approximately $6000.00 to save the future of this young, loving donkey. The surgeon is confident that this operation will give our sweet Casey the relief and strength that she needs and deserves! After all- she's only two years old!
We'll post the veterinatiran's letter of diagnosis and recommendation in our next update.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!