I have devastating news regarding BHRR's Hailey. 🙁 Dr. Philibert got back to BHRR's Hailey's Vet at KAH yesterday(TALK about fast yet this was a very important case) and when I was there last night with one of my own(Soul for his annual); we had a very detailed and involved conversation.

BHRR's Hailey is not a candidate for any surgery. 🙁 WIth her size; the amount of screws, pins and plates that she would require AND that she is young(usually works in the favour of a dog yet; not in her case being a Giant); Dr. Philibert cannot consider her as the prognosis would be poor with any success. I appreciate his honesty and value his expertise in input. She is not a candidate for any type of surgery of this kind.

So, BHRR's Hailey's only treatment right now medically is the current status quo that we have been doing since she came back to us from her temp foster home. Deramaxx, crate rest. leash walking and ice for when she does have swelling.

THIS is not the quality of life that she should be having NOR is it what we desired, wished and worked so hard for her since she arrived to BHRR. We are devastated, crushed for her and upset to no end. She is way too young, full of life and has made such a journey with her rehabilitation and deserves much!

What I am now asking and waiting for a response is if we amputate that back right leg and she shall no longer have this chronic painful medical issue. Unfortunately BHRR's Hailey's options are very limited for her having any quality form of life if we find out that we cannot amputate that leg; her time of quality filled life is going to be limited. 🙁

I will update her blog as we can.

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 under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Hailey'. 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 gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)

BHRR's Hailey ANGELS:     $150 donated to date & Bills $1,188.03
Anna & Peter