Gus Gus recovering from surgery
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- He's overweight, has bad knees and was abandoned by his owners when he could no longer walk. We first told you about Gus Gus and the woman who rescued him a few months ago. And that's when you, our viewers, came to his rescue, helping pay for his reconstructive knee surgery.
It's surgery day for Gus Gus. Still morbidly overweight but he's lost enough that his doctor thinks surgery is safe.
We asked Dr. Christopher Horstman if he was nervous. "Rarely do we have a problem. But since your cameras are here, everybody is going to know about this one."
Our cameras were there as this loveable guy underwent reconstructive knee surgery on BOTH hind legs. His rescuer Candice Christian was nervous mom. "I never thought in January we'd be looking at this. His progress has just been amazing."
The biggest risk? Gus Gus' big size. Dr. Horstman explains, "The bigger concern is that he is twice the weight he should be. So that adds pressure on his heart and lungs. We will be doing things to make sure that's not a problem for him."
Gus Gus made it through surgery fine, but he's still not walking again.
Candace says in the last few days, he's started lifting himself up again. She also says viewers have helped raise about $3,000 for his care.