Tanks Surgery * Graphic Photo Warning

Tanks Surgery * Graphic Photo Warning

From Addyson Graves

We are raising money to help cover surgery costs and rehabilitation for our dog Tank. *WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTO*

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9 months ago

Hi everyone- *graphic image warning*

We can't even begin to thank all of you for your outpouring of love & support.

Tank made it to the specialist this morning. Despite his best efforts the damage to the bone was too severe to be salvageable. They removed from both bottom canines forward (see image) While this isn't the outcome we were hoping for, we've been told that this should have little affect on his quality of life and this was the best option for him. He is home with us now for the first time in 5 days and we are over the moon to have our fat boy back. We have a long road of recovery ahead of us but as of now we are at a stable place.

Tank would not be back home with us right now if not for the wonderful staff at Dr. Ben Colmery's office/Dixboro Veterinary Dental in Ann Arbor. Also, A huge thank you to Blue Pearl Animal Hospital in Southfield, MI for the initial response and keeping Tank stable while awaiting surgery...both times :(

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Hi everyone!

It’s with a humble heart that we’re reaching out to our friends and family for some help. Most of you know and love our Tank but for those who aren’t aware he is our American Bully. He is an integral part of our family.

Just a few weeks ago tank had an accident causing him to break his lower mandible. The break to his jaw required surgical intervention to repair at a great cost to us. Unfortunately - on New Years Eve, upon returning from work we found every dog owners worst nightmare. Our Tanky boy was clinging to life, having re-broken his jaw in not only the previously repaired area but various other areas as well. We had no choice but to rush him to the emergency vet. Due to the extreme severity of his breaks he has had to be completely sedated and intubated in order to keep him comfortable and ensure he’s getting sustenance. Just this stay alone - without making it to the specialist yet - has us out of pocket over five thousand dollars. A number that is increasing by the day. Also increasing by the day is the chance that the lower pieces of his jaw will not be able to reconnected due to bone & tissue death. A reconstructive surgery will also be needed on Monday wish is being quoted at over four thousand dollars. 

I’m sure you can all imagine how traumatizing this has been for us. We are asking that you contribute any way you can. Any amount helps and will go directly towards tanks care and rehabilitation. We are so eager to get him back home with us and on the mend. Thank you for reading this far and keeping Tank & our family in your thoughts. We love & appreciate all of you.

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Addyson Graves posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #1

Hi everyone- *graphic image warning*

We can't even begin to thank all of you for your outpouring of love & support.

Tank made it to the specialist this morning. Despite his best efforts the damage to the bone was too severe to be salvageable. They removed from both bottom canines forward (see image) While this isn't the outcome we were hoping for, we've been told that this should have little affect on his quality of life and this was the best option for him. He is home with us now for the first time in 5 days and we are over the moon to have our fat boy back. We have a long road of recovery ahead of us but as of now we are at a stable place.

Tank would not be back home with us right now if not for the wonderful staff at Dr. Ben Colmery's office/Dixboro Veterinary Dental in Ann Arbor. Also, A huge thank you to Blue Pearl Animal Hospital in Southfield, MI for the initial response and keeping Tank stable while awaiting surgery...both times :(

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