Here are the x-rays of BHRR’s Noelle – they are taken with Autumn’s phone as they are ‘developed’ x-rays, not digital…and, the words written by the one ortho specialist who saw her. Two Vets now concur that this leg should be amputated ASAP. However, he does not believe it should go immediately due to her managing as well as she is at this time on it. In the near future yes, yet, not ‘yesterday’. However, only one part of the picture was seen as we learned that only one view of her leg was taken with the x-rays.

For some reason, only x-rays of one view was done and we need to see straight on and inside and so, she is scheduled to go back for X-rays, this time at KAH on Friday January 3rd, 2013. This also explained why she did not require sedation as to do the other two views is very difficult without sedation – no matter how great the dog – and with her minimal flexion and chronic pain, would be impossible.

We are going to get the additional x-rays, Dr. Philibert will then review himself along with the first specialist and advise. There was discussion on a possible ‘fusion’ surgery yet, there is no elbow(what is on the other side view?) and, what is there is small and malformed. With all the x-rays, there will be a much clearer plus better picture formed and when this leg should be removed…two Vets believe right now and two more Vets, one being a specialist shall also becoming involved in her case, so that the best decision can be made for her….. 🙂 I am thinking sooner rather than later myself.

We also did a microchip, bw, de-worming has begun plus she is on revolution. She was fully examined by two different Vets – heart, lungs are all yay! 🙂 She weighed 16.5 KGs(36.3 pounds) and needs to lose a few pounds for her age/size at this time. I suspect possibly a beagle influence in there somewhere.

“Part of her elbow is gone, elbow does not fully flex, and there is crepitus in it. Can walk on it, but limps and when rests, shifts weight on it. 
There is no detectable anconeal process, and, the lateral portion of the distal humerus is malformed and small.”


(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is set up at 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 ‘Angel Noelle’. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

AND, a file is set up at Liston Animal Hospital as that is who did her one set of x-rays and one exam. (613) 591-0966 and they will take Visa, M/C over the phone and Debit and CC and Cash in person.  4055 Carling Av Kanata, Kanata, ON K2K 2A4

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

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option)

BHRR’s Angel Noelle’s Christmas Miracle Angels  $1,217.60 donated to date & Bills are estimated at over $4,000+
Andrea – PayPal took $1.75 in fees
Anna – From her choosing BHRR as one of her selections on a Postcard Draw she hosted
Evan, Sevia, Alexa & Liam – PayPal took $2.04 in fees
Anne – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
Auction Winners from an online Auction that Anna hosted and BHRR was the benefactor on those items
Colin – PayPal took 1.17 in fees
Jillian – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Dawn S
The Beach Group – PayPal took $1.03

BHRR’s Angel Noelle’s Wish List:
$ towards Vet bills
Dog Bed
Packing Blankets/Sleeping Blankets
Smoked Dino Bones
Dog FOOD – FROMM Whitefish or Salmon
Bolster/Tube Pillows

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

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