Please keep BHRR’s Bloom AKA Ms. Dynamite BOOM BOOM in your thoughts and best wishes. Tonight she gas bloated. 🙁

Around 5 PM, Sean called me at KAH to say that she was not herself. He said that she was subdued, and, would cry out in pain. For all that know BHRR’s Bloom, she does not cry out in pain…she is one very strong/stoic dog, even when she had her radius curvus syndrome surgery and spay. For her to make any sound, means that she is in brutal pain.

I asked Sean to give her a good look-over for bleeding, any obvious injury – did she slip on the ice? and to feel her stomach etc.

He called me back shortly and said that her stomach was hard, painful to palpate, yet, not bloated and, she was being very quiet and laying still(not in an awkward position just still) – as, all that know this dog are aware, she is anything but quiet!

I said to bring her in immediately to KAH and, her weight upon arrival was a very solid 88.22 pounds(40.1 kgs). She was spastically happy and, Sean said almost violently affectionate on the drive in. She was moving quite well and, did not ‘appear’ to be out of the normal at this time. She was a bit tense upon exam yet, she was excited and stressed and that is not abnormal to find it hard to palpate and she showed no discomfort in being palpated at this time. Yet, as I kept saying to Dr. Marshall, if Sean says that she cried out in pain, something is wrong. X-rays were done and she had a large pocket of gas in her intestines and also gas in her stomach. She had not been pacing, drooling, panting, restless, no stomach distention, no attempts to vomit etc. She was not ‘classical’…again, I keep going back to what I tell people ALL the time “KNOW YOUR DOG”.

Another situation of a dog that was not ‘classic’ in presenting. THUMBS UP SEAN for knowing!!! 🙂

She was passing gas a bit in the exam room yet, passed a lot upon being x-rayed – first x-ray no sedation given. Next set of x-rays, she was given some torb.

So, she had gas bloated and, once a dog bloats, it is so much easier for them to bloat again and, torting is also a huge concern. AND, dogs can and do die of bloat. They do not need to tort in order for their life to be at huge risk. BHRR’s Bloom has been scheduled for an emergency pexy. As she is stable, Dr. Marshall will be doing her pexy.

When it rains it pours. 🙁 🙁 We have no right as always, to ask for any donations or assistance, yet, if any of her fans(AND, I know she has many. 🙂 ), may consider her cause, donations can be made directly to 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 ‘Bloom’. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario; I would be as always, so grateful. There are no words for how much the support given to BHRR means…..

We are only January 14th, and, we are in a food crisis and two very urgent and expensive medical cases on our hands. 🙁 🙁 The year just has to get better…

Three of her 5 x-rays done tonight at KAH are below. 🙁 🙁

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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

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BHRR’s Bloom – January 14th, 2014