BHRR's Hailey was back at the Vet yesterday and we x-rayed her back and not just her hips. Just to get the best total picture we can of what is happening with her hips and spine to help determine what our future options can be for her.

The GREAT news; her hips are good and her back looks good! I am posting four of the 7 x-rays taken below(the best shots).

Everyone continues to just love her and remarked on what a good girl and how stoic she is.

Her new weight was 49 KGs(107.80 pounds) and this could be something as easily explained away if she was not set right on the scale or leaning on the wall or maybe, she really did lose the weight as she has now been at the Vet's twice in one week and three times in just 10 days.

Two Vets reviewed her x-rays yesterday while I was also at work and they have been sent off to Dr. Philibert plus Dr. Liston to review and get their own findings/thoughts.

The treatment plan for BHRR's Hailey right now is to keep giving the Deramaxx 100 mg tablets SID; crate rest plus leash walking and beginning on Thursday(the Vet ordered me a bottle of Cartrophen), I will give BHRR's Hailey an injection of 1.4 ml once a week for a month. At that time, we shall re-assess, to see if she has had any improvement; if so; how much or if none at all.

We will re-visit her case in one month, unless; she worsens.

What I want for her is to be active again….to be normal and to live without the chronic acute condition she is in.

Yet, at this time, it looks promising that 'when' the time comes; not 'if'; we can possibly proceed with a leg amputation to give her a much longer quality filled life. I am awaiting the final confirmation from both the ortho Vets and if need, two more exams with them.

I am being extremely proactive with her case and will continue to update as I 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

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

"PLEASE HELP HAILEY HEAL" ANGELS     $418.19 donated to date & Bills $2,793.41
Anna & Peter
Credit from BHRR's Journey Rehab Angels – $243.19
Judy – PayPal took $1.75 in fees

BHRR's Hailey's hips – May 29th, 2012

BHRR's Hailey's – Spine – May 29th, 2012