I brought BHRR's Abby back to work with me yesterday as I knew that she was not getting better.

She is down another 5 pounds(38.2 Kgs – 84.04 pounds). We did a PCV and it was 51%. Repeated her bw and her WBC is even more elevated.

We put her on IVF and added Baytril to her antibiotic armor and she has not had a proper meal since last Wednesday now. She has eaten bits here and there and we added an appetitie stimulant Mirtazapine yet, she is just picking at her food. She was still drinking some and her dehydration level was at 7% yesterday.

I took her home on IVF(160 over night) and dropped down to 135 this AM and I still have her on fluids.

Have talked to a specialist and they are thinking possible pericarditis due to a bacterial infection that has gone from lungs to heart. They feel that she was in survival mode for so long that her body is now just worn down and she is not able to battle well.

She has the Vets stumped and me deeply concerned. She was completely fine at our BHRR "EXPERIENCE" Mini Open House on the 24th and the Vets plus Specialists are wondering if possibly one of the guests brought something in…. 🙁 If this is the case, we are seriously going to have to review our processes/policies at our events. NONE of the other dogs at BHRR are sick and we continue to monitor.

Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Cherry'. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)

BHRR's Abby's Angels: $120 donated to date & Bills $1,661.41
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BHRR's Abby – December 4th, 2012