Awesome news from an amazing patient and family- Justice spent quite a while with us in August after severe heatstroke.September 21, 2016
Here he is after a full recovery and some very kind words from his family:
It has taken me this long to give you an update because I wanted to be able to give you the most accurate information. He just had his blood tested today and all of his levels are back to normal. His BUN and his creatinine spiked after we took him home from you and he ended up in the local vet for another week, with an IV and with a feeding tube as he still had no appetite. We brought him home on August 23 and were giving him one-liter sub-q drips twice a day and a whole retinue of antibiotics and appetite stimulants. Eventually it went down to one liter a day and for the past week, he has had no sub-q fluids, no meds, nothing. His BUN today is 22 and his creatinine is 1.8. Our local vet pronounced him “a completely normal dog”. Needless to say, we are thrilled and we are deeply indebted to you. The care you took of him — and of us — was extraordinary. You were always there to answer our questions; we know that you loved Justice and were routing for him; and we know you went out of your way to help him heal. You, literally, saved his life and we cannot thank you enough. We took a video of him running after this ball yesterday but it is too big to send. Once I edit it, I will send it, but in the meantime, I thought this photo of him — looking so happy, so healthy, and so relaxed — would make you smile.
Better known as Mac, she spent some time with us in January while battling a terrible pneumonia. Her dedicated owner had to give her injections three times daily for weeks, but she overcame the infection. Unfortunately, she was back with us this week and last for another bout of pneumonia, but this girl is STRONG. She seems to be again on the path to recovery, and we are wishing her the best!! By the way, can you believe she is 12 and a half years old?
“Cash here. I just celebrated my 12th birthday and it was awesome. In the morning, I had my birthday photos taken. I did not want to get brushed for the pics and I certainly was not going to put my ears up. Didn’t want anyone thinking I was too cooperative, right? Old guys are supposed to be a little cranky. I asked for 2 of my very favorite things for my birthday- pizza and ice cream! Who doesn’t love that? Well, anyway, Mom and Dad were very cooperative (not like me in the morning, remember?) and I had wonderful thin crust with pepperoni and sausage and then, oh boy, a Carvel ice cream cake.
Do you like my blue mustache?
Anyhoo, I’m doing great and I can’t believe that you took out that gross old spleen over 18 months ago!!
Love you all,
Just got some great updates from a couple of past patients of ours- glad they are doing so well!! This is Coal:
“I just wanted to say hello and give you a quick update on our miracle puppy. Coals is now 7 months old. She is happy and healthy and growing like crazy. She went swimming for the very first time today.
I can not thank you all enough for everything you did to save her. She is truly a blessing to our family.”
Moose came to us last December as a teeny little kitten (6 weeks old and only 7 ounces) whose mother had rejected him days before. He was comatose with a very low heart rate and severe hypothermia. He began to respond to immediate resuscitation, but his original family wasn’t sure they could provide the critical care he needed, so they surrendered him to us. He recovered incredibly well and got adopted by another family. His “sister” Catherine recently painted this awesome picture of him in all his glory. We are so proud of you Moose!
Georgia here came to us one weekend morning with neurologic signs that manifested from rat poison ingestion. Her owners had not even realized she ate it until she was showing signs. Sadly, many dogs that eat this type of poison (bromethalin) do not survive as it severely affects the nervous system, there is no antidote, and it can take weeks for the signs to resolve. Georgia’s family, however, was committed to seeing her through the ordeal, and nursed the poor girl at home after her stay with us. It took 2 weeks, but she came back to visit us this past weekend, feeling great!
Little 4 pound Princess comes to visit us sometimes to have some special bloodwork rechecked. She has all sorts of outfits depending on her mood, but this week she came all decked out! We just had to capture the moment!
Storm is doing great at her two-week check-up!
This is Storm, a 19-week-old akita puppy from the same household as sweet little Emme, who was lost to them in January. Storm has had 2 surgeries this week to have portions of her small and large intestine removed due to a rare condition known as intussusception. She is looking great just one day after her second surgery and we are wishing her and her family the best!!
This handsome boy came to us Saturday as a very ill dog. He had a perforation in his intestine which developed into a systemic infection and required emergency surgery. He has been recovering well so far and we wish him a continued speedy recovery!!