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Uro Update

What a busy day its been at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue & Sanctuary ….. especially for Uro.

Uro was brought to us a couple of days ago following being taken into a vets injured.

He  likely has been involved in a road accident possibly over a week ago and suffered a fractured pelvis and a life threatening  ruptured diaphram.

This means  that he sustained a very heavy force abdominal  trauma causing his adbominal organs to be forced through the diaphram, tearing it full length  then the organs are ” shunted” into the chest space. 

This compromises the ability to breathe due to the reduced lung capacity .

The lengthy surgery today  Leeds Veterinary Centre involved attempting to put the organs into the correct position back into the abdomen, stitching the extensive tear,  a drain inserted into the lungs to remove air, blood and mucus meanwhile throughout the surgery a nurse was ventilating ( artificially breathing) him.

The surgery went relatively  well. The stomach, liver, pancreas and spleen was replaced however was all the more  tricky due muscle contracture with  it being a historic injury.

Uro is now back at the Sanctuary  in intesnsive care on our Critical Care Ward.  He will be monitored closely overnight. 

Today’s successful surgery and care  cost just over £1100.

Thank you to the amazing team @leeds Veterinary Centre and of course everyone who supports our work and helps us save lives… just like Uro’s.