Adoption Fee: $400
Marvelous Max has a very heartbreaking story.
DC Dogos rescued Max on 9/11/2022 after he was found by a couple in the Orlando, FL area roaming on a rural road. We know that in July of 2022 he did not have any injuries as we tried to rescue him from his owner but were told he was rehomed.
Sometime between July and September he was hurt, possibly hit by a car. He was sent to a foster home in Louisiana to have another vet evaluate his injury. Other vets in Florida recommended against surgery but we found a vet that was confident they could do the repair. Pins and mesh were added to repair the broken bone. Max developed an infection soon after surgery before dressing was removed. He was given antibiotics (no cultures). The infection continued to persist and caused the pins to push out and have to be removed. Cultures were done and new antibiotics were given.
DC Dogos Rescue decided to take Max to a new vet for a second opinion and they cultured the wound and gave him the appropriate antibiotics as what he was originally prescribed were not effective. The infection persisted so we tried another round and he appeared to have healed and was cleared to start rehab. The day prior to rehab the foster noticed infection break through the skin so rehab was cancelled and another culture drawn showing the same bacterial growth- which we found out was from the mesh that was implanted in his leg!
After some very long thought out decisions with many veterinarians, we all agreed that it was in Max's best interest to amputate the leg due to the resistance of the bacteria present and concern of further complications. Max has not used this leg much at all since he has been under our care.
He is an active almost 2 year old boy who has done very well handling all that he has been dealt.
UPDATE: Max had his surgery to amputate his leg and he is doing wonderful! He is walking around on 3 legs and happy as can be! Max is currently recovering in a neighboring state where his surgery was done. This is one Marvelous happy-go-lucky Max!