This update is a long time coming. I thank everyone for their patience. I have been so focused on her care for the last two weeks; that updating her blog has not been able to be done. She has now been at the Vet Hospital four times in the last two weeks exactly.

On Tuesday May 29th, 2012; BHRR's Emma was spayed. She weighed 59.4 KGs(130.68 pounds). For all that may have been wondering, she was not pregnant. She had quite the layer of fat upon opening her up and unfortunately, she could not be spayed right then as her bladder was just huge and you could not reach her uterus. Her englarged bladder contnues to make her appear to be pregnant yet; every u/s, x-ray, exam plus relaxin testing has proven otherwise and in the then opening her up, no babies were found. We had to express her bladder and we expressed almost 14 quarts of bloody urine. I have continued to converse with the Vets since her arrival to BHRR re: her reluctance to pee and that when she does, it is a short walking pee and that she is almost not even aware that she has to urinate. I have expressed the concern that this is more than just a really bad UTI and also does not have any bearing on behavourally not desiring to pee due to discomfort.

I have also discussed my concerns regarding that the same thing seems to apply to her bowel movements. She does not squat to poop and does not seem to be aware when she is pooping.

I have taken photos of her spay and of the contents of her bladder and all are posted below and yes, the photos are graphic. Words can describe so much; yet; photos provide a great supporting documentation of what is happening. My photos have since been reviewed by no less than two other Vets and BHRR's Emma's Vet team, now includes four Vets trying to resolve her medical issues.

Her uterus once we we able to reach it; was very normal looking, stretched and full of a lining of fat; yet; very healthy. YAY! We also microchipped her.

She came home and was put on Deramaxx, continued her Cephalexin and her added antibiotic of Zeniquin.

I shall make a separate blog post re: her three repearted visits to the Vets and where everything stands at this time for BHRR's Emma. 🙁

BHRR's Emily – Spay Day & having her bladder expressed – urine is bloody

Donations to her growing Vet Bills can be made in the following ways.

Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone. 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)

What she does still need to date are:

1) Packing Blankets/Duvets/Comforters as she does have some sores and is weak with bad hips
2) Puppy Pee Pads as she is still having some incontinence
3) She LOVES the smoked knuckle bones
4) FROMM Wet Canned Dog Food
5) Pinesol
6) Donations towards her Vet Bills that are continuing to mount quickly – BHRR's Emma really needs angels….

***I will continue to update the list as needed**

BHRR's Emma's ANGELS: $1,550 donated to date & Bills $2,488.67
Verbruggen Family