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Carole Morrison

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£755raised of £4,000 target by 25 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,000 to help Sooty have a much needed hip replacement after many wrong diagnosis correct one has come too late + insurance will not cover full cost

Northampton, UK

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Sooty is a 3 year old labrador collie cross who has had problems with his hind legs since birth but the vets have been unable to diagnose the problem, finally after changing vets he got referred to a specialist vet who diagnosed hip dysplasia, but because it hadn't been picked up until earlier this year the thigh muscle on the right side is non existent causing the hip joint to rub and he has now got severe osteoarthritis. The vet has said he needs a hip replacement but because of the repeated wrong diagnoses the insurance is now not going to cover the full cost even though he is insured for £7,500. He has been having hydrotherapy to try and build up the muscle to try and delay the surgery but it isn't working and he is obviously in pain so is going back to see a specialist vet to discuss surgery but it cannot be carried out unless I can raise the money. I am myself disabled and I have had knee replacements so know the pain he is going through. He is otherwise healthy but if I cannot raise the money there is only 1 other option and I do not want to think about that

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  • Carole Morrison7 days ago
    Carole Morrison

    Carole Morrison

    7 days ago

    Sooty had his hip replacement this morning 10th July. Vet has contacted me to say he is fine + coming around from the anaesthetic. Hopefully he will be coming home on Friday 12th July and I will pay the money that has been raised so far. I need to continue fundraising as I am only able to pay 1/2 of the money at the moment The vet said his hip was very arthritic and he had to cut away growths so that he could fit the implant.

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  • Carole Morrison1 month ago
    Carole Morrison

    Carole Morrison

    1 month ago

    As it was getting difficult to raise the extra money to have Sooty's hip replacement performed the hydrotherapist suggested going to a training vets college locally. She's had a number of clients with the same procedure. It means he can have it performed now instead of waiting another year Sooty is having scans to make the implant Mond 17th June + the operation 2 weeks later. Thanks to everyone who donated. I had some direct donations and been doing boot sales to raise remaining money, which I will continue to do until finally paid off

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  • Carole Morrison9 months ago
    Carole Morrison

    Carole Morrison

    9 months ago

    Going back to Fitzpatrick's on 26th November to see the vet who will be performing the hip replacement. Have to stop his medication and light therapy now to get it out of his system so they can see how he is without it. They have now got the latest x-ray showing the extent of the hip dysplasia

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Page last updated on: 7/11/2019 07.04



  • Andrew Bird

    Andrew Bird

    Jul 11, 2019

    Hope Sooty takes to his new hip, Sharon has him on her prayer list.


  • Vicky


    Jul 7, 2019

    Met you at the car boot last weekend :) we wish Sooty a very speedy and successful recovery


  • Diane Meland

    Diane Meland

    Jun 16, 2019

    I hope this helps Carole.


  • amy winterflood

    amy winterflood

    Dec 6, 2018

    Hi, I had this put up in my shop, hope Sooty can get the help he needs x


  • Sally Swallow

    Sally Swallow

    Oct 1, 2018

    Hi Carol, I'm keeping everything crossed for Sooty I'll be thinking about you both x


  • Paula and Barry

    Paula and Barry

    Oct 1, 2018

    Hope this helps, good luck.


  • Kim Brunero

    Kim Brunero

    Sep 24, 2018

    Good luck Carole really hope Sooty can get his much needed operation..


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Carole Morrison

Carole Morrison

Northampton, UK

I used to be a community midwife until I had to take medical retirement eventually needing both knees replaced so I know what pain Sooty is going through

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