Meet Lucy Lou. She was surrendered following an unsuccessful rehabilitation from spinal surgery.
She's a great example, in many ways, of how animals can learn to adapt to physical problems. Lucy Lou's back legs have become atrophied and sort of fused together, and she uses them as a kind of single leg or pegleg to balance on and push off from.
The vet says that at this point Lucy Lou does not need a cart. She may require one in the future, but right now she hops along and gets by just fine. Nonetheless, a specialist has offered to look into her case and will let us know if anything can be done to improve her mobility and paralysis.
Lucy Lou is suffering from an open sore on her hip and some urine burns on her thighs. We are looking into some way to keep her clean and have found several possibilities, including a pair of rompers with suspenders, and modified newborn onesies with snaps along the bottom. Anyone with a good idea for a way to keep this hipless wonder dry and clean is encouraged to let us know.
Lucy Lou is very, very thin at the back, as you can plainly see. However, her front half is quite well-developed and muscular. She's not undernourished, but her muscles are very atrophied. If you'd like to help with the costs of fostering Lucy Lou, just click on her PayPal button and tell us your donation is for Lucy Lou.
We think Lucy Lou would like mighty cute in a little pair of pink rompers!
The Frog Princess