Little Raisin (the Min-Pin) was dumped in our back yard with the compost in a life threatening condition. The name explains what the condition was. He was so dehydrated that he needed immediate hospitalization. He was completely out of consciousness and non-responsive. He was put in intensive care under the watch of a vet who committed herself to watch over him all night long.
4-9-09 Right now with only one night's care we are at $187.00. It is now believed that little Raisin may have head trauma. If there is severe brain damage, he may have no hope of coming back to a fully functional life. The possibilities include poisen, blunt force, or being left in a car. He has tested negative to distemper parvo and corona. He is still not responsive with his body, but is now using his eyes.
We are here for Raisin (even though he is not a Bulldog or Mastiff) until he has reached his maximum functionality and health. And we will be there for him after he finds his true family in a forever home. 'Until his last breath'.
The vet bills are already piling up. But we can't give up until he is ready to. But we will not let him suffer. The vet is amazed he has made it even this far. So every minute we rejoice he is still here. We will not know if or how much he is suffering until he is hydrated more. He is still lethargic but conscious.
4-09-09 Late Evening: Raisen has gotten up on his feet and urinated! Urination is GOOD! He still looks like his little head is spinning. He is not walking. He is stumbling. He does not have much control of his head movements and he can barely hold it up. He is not out of the woods yet. But his care has changed from intensive to guarded. That's GREAT!!!! And now he does not need 24 hr observation. We can all give a sigh of relief. Current vet total: $352
4-10-09 Raisin is getting a liver shunt today to tell if was poisoning. If it isn't poisoning we are back to the mystery. If it is poisoning, we know how to continue with his exact needs. We now believe he will be able to live a reasonably comfy life. He might get to come home this evening. His Vet has named him 'Raisin the Wonder Dog'. Vet total today is approx. $600 And he is not ready to come home. He is still very fragile.
He is about 4 months old as of 4-8-09
4-11-09 Little Raisin Man ate today! Although he vomited and had diarrhea, it is progress. He prefers vienna sausages to his Science Diet. I think we can accommodate that. It's good for him. He doesn't really have an appetite yet and we are still waiting for a healthy poo. He is 2 pounds. AND HE GETS TO COME HOME TODAY!! He is still fighting worms so he will get a round of Panacur. When he is healthy enough, he will get his puppy shots. The vet said he was trying to potty train. When she took him out of his cage, he went. The same thing happened last night when he had visitors. Little urine here and there. lol
Final vet bill-$987 Don't worry- his adoption fee will certainly not be anywhere near that. His adoption fee will only be $400. We sure could take any help offered at all. The more we can save ($$), the more we can save! As soon as little Raisin is stable, he will be moved from the facility in TX up to MamaDori in MO. After recovery he will be available for adoption.