People witnessed a dog’s collapse after being hit by a car and immediately sent the Animal Aid Unlimited a video clip of the motionless dog in a pool of blood.
They advised the people not to move him, and with the first touch, this completely disoriented dog exploded with random motion, not trying to flee so much as experiencing an adrenaline rush and a completely dazed brain.
He was completely disoriented, and rescuers needed to help him before he inflicted further harm on himself. Fortunately, Animal Aid Unlimited had already done so.
“We worried that his brain injury would bleed, causing permanent damage, but within hours he began to show signs of slight improvement, able to focus his gaze and permit himself to be gently touched.” Said a volunteer
But the biggest surge of hope in those first frightening hours was his interest in food, and ability to coordinate his head movement enough to eat by himself.
They had to keep an eye on him around the clock for several days to make sure he didn’t lose consciousness due to brain bleeding, which is one of the dangers of concussion.
They named him Mitchell–it felt like a strong, stable, serious name for a boy who had the very serious work of healing from a head injury for many days ahead.
Mitchell was able to stand on his own after only a few days of light physiotherapy. There’s an old saying: “the rest is history.” For Mitchell, “the rest is a future.”