UPDATE: December 23rd, @ 11:52 PM:
Arrived home from KAH not that long ago. Just posted four new photos that I took of her while I was at KAH tonight of her body condition and one of each of the wounds on her thighs.
*She has now been treated for flea infestation – Capstar and Revolution to then repeat in two weeks
*I will begin to proactively deworm her
*The one wound will be sutured next week should it not granulate – right thigh wound
*I was actually able to get into her mouth a bit and we saw some broken teeth that a more thorough investigation will be needed – one is her left front canine
*She had diarrhea all over the Hospital floor; so we scooped up a sample to test
* Her skin is very itchy and dry
*We have changed antibiotics and she is now on Clavamox for the next 21 days minimum
*We cannot find a spay incision
*Vet believes that at least one of her wounds was cause from being 'clipped' by a car
*He weight was an emaciated 74.58 pounds. She is at least 30 pounds of muscle and weight under where she should be
*The Vet also believes she is between 18 months – 2 years
*She is at a high risk of bloat within the next few days
*We microchipped her after searching one more time for one
*Put on Deramaxx 50 MG SID for 7 days
*She was remarkably social with all woman and was only terrified of one male at the Hospital. I brought rice treats for her and had people give them to her
*She is already bonding to me fast and remains just terrified of Sean
*I will keep feeding her small meals (Hamburger, rice and gastro wet) every 2.5-3 hours
*She showed her spirit and spunk at the Hospital and that is SO important.
*She is still not drinking for me…..watching that closely. I am adding water to her mash of hamburger, rice and gastro.

SOOOOOOO many to thank to date for assisting her!!! I will be putting together a consolidated list of our deepest appreciation of thanks and gratitude!

BHRR's Journey's Santa ELF WISHLIST:
1) Ester C – she has collapsed pasterns
2) She really needs $$$ donations to her Vet Bills – We are almost $2,200 and rising. You can call Kanata Animal Hospital directly at (613) 836-2848 or via PayPal or via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org
3) Oatmeal Shampoo
4) Blankets and Towels
5) Another Dog Bed – so that when we wash one for her wounds do ooze plus drain, she has another

6) Pinesol
7) Laundry Detergent

**Will update as I can***

For those seeking to drop off donations – I am at Kanata Animal Hospital on 440 Hazeldean Road on December 24th from 8 AM – Noon – my first paid work shift back since I had major surgery on November 4th!!! 🙂

Tonight, BHRR's Journey had a collar donated to her by a really sweet soul; it has 'turtles' on it and not only is the colour spectacular; yet the meaning behind the turtles; FITS BHRR's Journey to a 'T'.

"Took some time to find the right collar but came across it at Global. It is brightly coloured with sea turtles. I chose it because in 'China the turtle is the symbol for long life, and sea turtles journey far each year, enduring many trials but they never give up.'


If you want to be a Special Santa Help Elf to BHRR's Journey:

IF anyone wishes to donate to be a BHRR's Journey's Santa Elf '; you can donate direct to Kanata Animal Hospital:

(613) 836-2848 under the 'Birch Haven Rescue' account and under the name of  'Journey' and they will take Visa, M/C or AMEX over the phone.

OR via PayPal – gwen@birchhaven.org

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR Cash in person at Kanata Animal Hospital 440 Hazeldean Road

I know that I have said this before and I shall say it again; I am not above or below begging and pleading for the animals in need. AND I am doing so now, so close to XMAS; yet I am asking on my knees if need be; for people to consider donating to her vast medical bills.

ALL I can give you in turn at this time; is my deepest and most heartfetl and sincerest of thanks along with those of BHRR's Journey; for she would have died out there; and soon. Be it from a car hitting her; starvation or her wounds or a coyote attack or even from some person shooting her; she would have died and it would not have been long before it happened. There is nothing to her body right now….absolutely nothing but skin and bones. There is not even a lot of hair.

BHRR's Journey – December 23rd, 2011 @ KAH – after 8 small meals in her tummy – Body score 2

BHRR's Journey's Angels:             $1,005 Donated to date

Ginnete – Critter Jungle
Karen – PayPal took $3.35