Miss Penelope Update!
*she is snoozing outside, soaking up some much needed vitamins!*

That first week of her arrival was a whirlwind of no less than 3 Vet Visits, stress, worry, strain and mounting Vet Bills. 

Her Vet believes that she had an uterine stump infection. She was lethargic, was not eating and even her spay incision became infected.

Her Eosinophils were elevated and cancer was one of the big concerns for her for when she was spayed, the surgeon felt that her ovaries did not look normal and asked if we wanted them to be sent for biopsy.

The results were to be back within 5-7 days yet, then they needed more time as they needed to do a fixation and all of waited with such anxiety.

Her biopsy results from her ovaries and uterus have now come in and they will be posted in depth on her individual blog and I will put it in the comments below too.

BHRR’s Penelope was placed on Baytril and remained on Deramaxx and I became a frequent flyer to the foster home dropping off various canned food and more medications.

AND at one point, I almost took her into my own home for round the clock monitoring and also to and from work at the Hospital.

We looked at xrays and u/s and the nightmare was very real for fear of what the future was for sweet Miss Penelope.

Well, the big gun antibiotics began to work their magic, I found the canned food that she would eat and the Deramaxx continued to ensure that any fever was kept down plus made her more comfortable.

We had to cancel her professional groom session scheduled with Melissa at Groomingdale’s on August 2nd as she was so unwell. I did send Melissa money as this was a lost service to her own business. She assured me that she would be able to fill the spot without any issues yet, I felt it was the right thing to do.

At her most recent Vet visit, her weight was 46.8 kgs(102.96) so we have weight gain! YES! YES! YES!

Her sutures were removed and we are going from slow uphill progress to just motoring along now! YES! YES! YES!

Thank you to all that stepped up to make a donation to her mounting Vet bills and though, she is not done with her Vet Care, we are sincerely hoping that everything critical has been addressed for her….

As always, should anyone wish to consider her cause to support and enable us to keep helping dogs like her and allow us to re-open our doors, donations can be made direct to Eagleson Veterinary Clinic 613-383-8381

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com

We are also incredibly touched by the donation of EMPTIES that her foster mama(from a friend of hers) put directly on to her bill on Monday. $42.90 

From our home to all of our friends, family and supporters, the most humble of thanks and warmest of good night wishes are being sent…..