UPDATE: BHRR's Autumn weighed only barely half a pound more than she did over her last weigh-in. Her spay was over by 11:00 am at Liston Animal Hospital in Kanata, Ontario.

Per Dr. Liston, her ovaries and uterus were normal and her spay went well. This is where things go south…. 🙁

After receiving Dr. Liston's vm, I went back to talk to him in person and checked on her in recovery. She was hav

ing a hard time waking up, just as she did post sedation back in October for her x-rays. One possible reason why…..yet, nothing untoward was noted back in October but, if he came and went depending on positioning, maybe when we were listening to her heart, it was missed. Being hooked up on the monitors in prep for spaying brought all of this to light.

Per Dr. Liston, there was a heart murmur when she was sedated and depending in the position she was placed in, it would come and go. Though, her heart x-rays back in October did not show anything abnormal, he is suspecting possible and this is a 'possible' underlying heart disease. As her uterus/ovaries were normal; this could be the 'new' explanation for her lack of weight gain in addition to the false pregnancy/lactating.

Also, when she was completely under, Dr. Liston had a really good and close look – he had been one of the vets/specialists that reviewed her x-rays – at her knees and manipulating them.

After having his own thorough hands on exam; he feels that the right leg due to lack of drawer/sliding movement would not achieve much benefit from extracapsular surgery and most likely not from a TPLO either. 🙁

For the left knee, there is also very minimal drawer/sliding action and so, he also feels that doing the extracapsular surgery would not really benefit her yet, a TPLO via Dr. P. could provide noticeable improvement.

So, I have talked to her Vet at KAH and now all three Vets are conversing again re: her knees. Looks like January for the TPLO with Dr. P. at KAH to start……but and all of this is a but….all remains contingent on her putting on weight post-spay and if not, we need to echo that heart.

AND want to mention that if there is a marked improvement in the left TPLO – TPLO's also a lot more expensive yet whatever she needs!! – in the left knee than we should consider the right knee too. Yet, ONLY if there is significant improvement.
We are monitoring her heart right now and my poor girl…..

Will update as I know more….

It was all I could do not to well up…. 🙁

AT thie time, we have a remaining bill of just over $500 to pay off at Liston Animal Hospital and TPLO surgery(ies) shall be determined as to which Hospital we shall be using. Will post as I know more…….

People can donate to Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 OR Liston Animal Hospital (613) 591-0966 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Autumn'. They will take Debit or Cash in person too!

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)

UPDATE Wednesday 3:34 PM: I have her and am now driving home! Everyone at LAH is thinking of her.

UPDATE WEE HOURS OF THE AM ON THURSDAY: I have just tucked her in for the rest of the night. Gave her another pain injection, wrapped her up in her fav 'smiley' face thick throw, fireplace is on and she is resting more comfortably. No interest in food, took two BHRR Journey Heart Biscuits and I had to wipe water with a cloth over her lips and tongue to get rid of some of the pasties. She has had a couple of pees and a poop and lots and lots and lots of snuggles and love. Yup! My heart is taken – another hook, line and sinker sweetheart – stubborn one yet, a sweetheart. I shall update her blog and when I hear back from Dr. P as to his own professional thoughts in the newest developments. She did well today in her spay surgery and that was a huge plus. Going to focus on all the positive and quality and possibilities for her right now. AND her skin is so much better as we work through the food allergies, her ear infections are gone, still battling off and on with the eyes yet….better too! Her ears are no longer crusty, nails are getting lovely and short and she melts our hearts!!


BHRR's AUTUMN's AWESOMEFIED Angels  $4,148.81 donated to date & Bills $3,999.97
Anna & Peter

Maggie/Derek – bag of FROMM Whitefish dog food
Kathryne – microchip & to purchase a bag of FROMM Whitefish Dog Food
Liza/Kelly + Gracie – 3 bags of FROMM Whitefish Dog Food

Andrea – PayPal took $0.74 in fees
Lucie – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
Alice – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
BHRR's Autumn's Emergency Online Fundraiser
BHRR's GIVE It 'UP' 4 Autumn
RCMP's Roll Your Own fundraiser

BHRR's AUTUMN's WishList:
$ towards Vet bills
Dog Coat – XXL
FROMM – Salmon Dog Food
Dino Smoked Bones
Oatmeal Shampoo
TONS of positive thoughts and vibes

Packing Blankets
BHRR's Journey Heart Biscuits

**IF I am forgetting any ANGELS, it is completely unintentional and please EMAIL me**