On an ordinary day, a group of individuals bore witness to a tragic incident where a dog was struck by a car and collapsed. They captured a video of the injured dog, lying motionless and covered in blood, which they promptly forwarded to us. We instructed them not to disturb the dog and immediately rushed to the scene to provide urgent medical attention. It was evident that the dog had sustained a severe head injury, and we held deep concerns for its survival.
Upon our arrival at the scene, we encountered a disoriented and shocked canine. It wandered aimlessly, displaying signs of heightened adrenaline and a bewildered state of mind. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, our team realized the imperative need for immediate intervention to offer the dog a chance at recovery.
Upon transporting the injured dog to our clinic, we promptly initiated the necessary medical care. We decided to name him Mitchell, a name befitting a resilient male embarking on a challenging journey toward recovery after a head injury.
Initially, our foremost concern revolved around the potential consequences of Mitchell’s brain injury, including the risk of bleeding and lasting damage. To prevent any loss of consciousness resulting from brain bleeding, a significant concern with concussions, we maintained vigilant 24/7 monitoring. However, within a few hours, we noted slight progress as Mitchell regained the ability to focus his eyes and respond to gentle touches. A particularly hopeful moment during those initial hours occurred when he displayed an interest in food and successfully coordinated his head movements to feed himself.
Over the following days, Mitchell’s recovery exhibited steady and consistent progress. Our primary goal was to introduce him to gentle physiotherapy exercises and encourage his participation in standing and walking activities. While initially appearing weak and disoriented, he gradually regained strength and improved mobility. It became increasingly evident that he possessed a profound determination to regain his health and was wholeheartedly committed to the journey.
With time, Mitchell’s health underwent a miraculous transformation. Within weeks, he evolved from a nearly lifeless dog into a vibrant and energetic puppy. He gained the strength to stand on his own, move freely, and joyfully engage in play with other dogs. This extraordinary metamorphosis was made possible through the unwavering love and dedication of our team.