BHRR's Porridge came to work with me today and, I had a recheck(as I do not want to be putting under sedation without a current Vet approval status) and he was up 3.2 KGS(7.04 pounds!). To me, that is huge!!! The Vet noted that his muzzle was more swollen now than what it was yet, his lungs and heart sound good and clear still. 🙂 We discussed cyclosporin(atopica) again as a possible next step for him yet, he is doing great on his small dose of Pred – 50 mg SID – at this time. We re-visited laryngeal paralysis, or polyneuropathy complex and the probability of that happening to him.

One of the things I brought up was how hard BHRR's Porridge took to recovering from his last sedation at KAH and, the Vet that saw him tonight, was a bit worried about that and, felt that maybe a lower dose may be better. Yet, in looking through his file, they noted that he had been given that day via IV an IM dose of Dexdomitor / Torb and that was so frightening to have been told that. So, he received the proper dose of sedation via IV this time and, he bounced back like he always had when the ANTISEDAN (atipamezole) was given.

He is marveling the medical profession as to how he is still here and, I just leaned down and whispered in his ear, 'YOU GO my papaya!' 😀 I am keeping it real….I know that he is dying. Yet, we are doing all we can to give him quality of life. We installed a small window a/c unit in the ensuite to help in the hot days and, this is in addition to the a/c we have in the house.

I cannot make him better, yet, I can give him all I can in the time we have left……

He showed everyone how his energy level while, not normal for him, was back up on the 'hyper harle' end of the spectrum also! 😀

(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 ‘Porridge’. 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

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Porridge Angels  $965.50* donated to date & Bills are close to $5,000
*Before PayPal fees
PV Stittsville Nail Trim/Grind Event
Pam – PayPal took $0.59 in fees
Bob & Hazel – Pred donated on behalf of their RIP dear Eddie
BHRR's April 'EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House – Donations and 50/50 (split between BHRR's Porridge & BHRR's Coach
Wendi – 'Vegan Cupcakes To The Rescue' Easter Fundraiser
Nairn again