Darcy, a Working Cocker Spaniel, was walking at Glascarnoch Dam in the Highlands with her humans when she jumped over a five-foot wall and landed in a 60-foot concrete slipway on the other side. Her humans expected the worst, but thankfully, Darcy survived the fall.
Firefighters came to rescue her, but in the meantime she was becoming hypothermic and was going in and out of consciousness. She was immediately taken to the vet, where she had to have emergency surgery to remove her spleen to stop internal bleeding.
But internal bleeding was not her only problem. Air was leaking into her chest cavity, her liver was damaged, her pelvis was fractured, her front leg was fractured and dislocated, and her back leg had an open wound with her femur shattered into five pieces.
She was in extremely bad shape, but doctors were shocked that she was even alive. She received a couple of more operations, as well has rehab, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture. Her humans never gave up on her and worked with her every day to help her be able to walk again.
After all of the hard work, Darcy is now miraculously running around and doing extremely well. It’s amazing to see how far she has come! Because of her bravery and will to live, Darcy was honored as the 2016 PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year!
Watch her journey in the video below:
Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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