Please keep our 'hot mess' BHRR's Autumn in your thoughts today….
She had a slip on the wet grass and she is not weight bearing on her one back leg. It is very swollen.
Instead of BHRR's Kaden coming to work with me today; I have brought her instead and will update as I know more…. 🙁
There is nothing we have not done for her to date that she has needed and there is nothing we will not do for her that she may need. I adore her.
UPDATE: June 14th, 11:00 AM:
UPDATE: So, BHRR's Autumn has been examined and even in the time from when I arrived with her to when the Vet saw her, the swelling plus edema(especially in her knee and hock) has significantly grown.
The heat radiating from her leg is unbelievable.
AND despite all, for those who know her, they will understand when I say that she is still 'violent' in her love and affection for me and charm to others!
AND while we wanted to give her NSAIDS, she is on Vanectyl P and there could be the development of stomach ulcers.
I asked to do x-rays and go from there.
AND then, the concern comes that as good as she is, for her safety and comfort – the bending of her leg and knee would be painful; she would need some sedation to do the x-rays. Her history wtih three past sections has ranged from various degrees of scary. They hit her hard and with her positional heart murmur.
Yet, we needed to know if there was a break or fracture.
So, we went with an even lower dose of the torb/ace and monitored her heart throughout.
Next update coming soon!! Keep her in your thoughts!!
UPDATE: June 14th, 1:43 PM:
UPDATE: review of the x-rays for BHRR's Autumn has revealed no fractures or breaks….phewwwww….that is the good news…
The bad news is that it is likely that when she went down, she caused significant trauma to her PCL. So, the leg that was chronic from her ACL tear prior to coming to BHRR, has additional damage now.
AND, as we know, her left leg also has an ACL tear prior to coming to BHRR.
After much discussion and research, the decision has been made to take her off the Vanectyl P, put her on Tramadol, Gabapentin, Previcox and Sulcrate……
With her not so best stability due to her two blown cruciates, the chances of additional injuries was not uncommon…..
I will update her blog and please keep her in your thoughts…
She needs more weight to be able to have any surgery and we were getting there….finally….
This is a huge step back as due to the pain, her weight gain is going to stall yet, I am at least happy to know what is happening….
She will be a million dollar dog when all is said and done and her worth is priceless!!!
BHRR's Autumn came to us with two blown ACL's. She now has a blown PCL. We have done many TPLO's and Extracapsular surgeries and have had wonderful success. BHRR's Autumn's situation is not the norm with this positional HM, her continued unanswered medical question of the lack of weight gain plus that she does not recover from sedation and anaesthetics well.
Thank you from my soul and beyond for any possible consideration to her care……even a $1 donation is super!!
AND for those looking to donate FROMM FOOD, please note that she has been on FROMM SALMON for many months. She does NOT like the FROMM Whitefish.
YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE
(You do not need a PayPal account either)
People can donate to Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848and 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
OR email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)
BHRR's AUTUMN's AWESOMEFIED Angels $4,451.81 donated to date & Bills $8,328.36
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
Anna in honour of her brother George's birthday
BHRR's AUTUMN's WishList:
$ towards Vet bills
FROMM – Salmon Dog Food
Dino Smoked Bones
TONS of positive thoughts and vibes
**IF I am forgetting any ANGELS, it is completely unintentional and please EMAIL me**