The drive back with Laila was the worst 20 mins of my life. I was scared she would die in my car, and I would’ve failed her. I prayed to god that we reach safely. She was bleeding profusely from her arms, and writhing in pain. Her nose was bleeding and her body went into a paraplegic shock.
As soon as we reached the hospital, she was put on oxygen and drips through IV. Her temperature went as low as 96 degrees, and she was moved into the heater. The vet at Healwell Clinic told me if she survives 24 hours, there are chances she might make it.
I prayed and prayed for the next 24 hours. She stabilised the next day and it was possible to get her X-ray done. Our worst fear came true when the X-ray showed her spine broken into two fragments (see photo).
A speeding car ran over her and left her lying dead on the cold hard wet concrete road for hours. My sweet girl was battling death for about 5 hours until my feeder reached the spot. Why? How was it her fault? Could the driver not have been a little more human?
After battling for her life for two whole weeks, Laila finally got up and started eating food on her own.
Finally after one month at the hospital, Laila was discharged on the 30th of September 2021. She was moved at a medical boarding facility in Sector 46 Noida where she currently lives with other special abled dogs.
We are here today, even though she can’t walk, and has a few bed sores, she’s fine and getting stronger by the day. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by so many of you who think and feel so affectionately towards animals in need. To everyone who donated for Laila’s treatment at the hospital, and to everyone who donated the orthopaedic beds for her - I have no way of thanking you, except for saying that we won.
Yes, we won the first fight. 🌈🙌🏼
We have received Lails's first set of CBC and LFT results since she was discharged from the hospital, and it looks so much better than before!
Laila needs more help in terms of physiotherapy to strengthen her back muscles, medicines and nerve supplements. We will also get wheels built for her, because it may be possible for her to get more active if she has wheels. Laila is 2.5 years old and a very young girl, she deserves to live a very happy life. We will be getting her wheels after one month of physiotherapy sessions.
We are raising a sum of INR 50,000 for Laila's care for the month of November-December. The break up of funds is as follows-
1. Boarding fees monthly - INR 9000 ($120)
2. Physiotherapy fees (per session) - INR 1000 ($14)
[Laila will require 2-3 sessions weekly]
3. Transportation to hospital for physiotherapy (per session) - INR 1500 ($15)
4. Blood work + Xray + Medicines - INR 3000 ($40)
This will help us take care of her needs only for the month of November and December. We are going to get custom made wheels for her in December after she's had a few rounds of physiotherapy.
If her story reaches your heart and you wish to help Laila, please consider donating for her care. She's with us for the rest of her life, and we can only support her with your support. Do share her story with others you think might be inspired, and let's help our stray animals together!