Someone once said to me, “There are veterinarians who help some animal rescues. You are not one of those vets. You are an animal rescuer who just happens to be a veterinarian.“
I believe every animal has a story. I am fortunate enough to be able to share some of them.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Update on Previous Blog Topics 2
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I am thrilled to report that Iowa Dog Lizzy was reunited with her family after running loose in Kentucky for six lonely and heart wrenching days! Lizzy's family was fortunate enough to have received a few informational leads as to where she had been spotted which was instrumental in her recovery.
I am sorry to say that Hanah, the dog that went missing following the Joplin, Missouri tornado, has not been found. They are still actively searching for her, so please join their Facebook group,Bring Hanah Home. Hope is not lost.
Herkie, our senior lab with no hope for adoption, is doing wonderfully at his new home in New England.
Herkie needed help getting up on the bed due to his hind end weakness, so his new family made him his own set of doggie stairs! It doesn't look as though Herkie helped much in the construction process, but I am certain his old joints will appreciate the human efforts!
Addie is doing great after eight years of being separated from her puppyhood home and family! Even in her senior years, she manages to climb into her own bed, and has the occasional left over Filet Mignon!
Addie and Cody are acclimating well to each other, as you can see by the video above. They look for each other all the time and each wants to know what the other is doing at any given time. Addie will not go potty unless Cody comes along too.
Ellie, after her visit to the Oncology Department at the Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine is doing great! Oddly, the morning of her appointment, her lesion had seemed to disappear (of course). After discussing it with my husband, we kept the appointment just to be on the safe side. They made some wonderful recommendations for her care, and suggested that surgery was not likely necessary.
After a few days of not even being able to find the lesion, and not a single step of lameness. I decided to hold off on chemotherapy. She has since had no signs of any problems with that foot or leg.
Either of two things happened.
1. The biopsy analyzed by a lab (not associated with Iowa State), was misinterpreted.
2. The well wishes and prayers of people far and wide made a difference.
I prefer to believe it was the latter of the two. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and your concerns. Thanks go out to you from Ellie and her pal, Kirby!
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