Friday, April 23, 2010
It breaks my heart to have to say that Soldier is gone. He was euthenized this morning. His infection had flared back up over the past two days and his leg had begun swelling badly. When we dressed the leg last night we noticed more swelling and more pus around the pins. His pelvic was continuing to deteriorate and was popping and cracking anytime he tried to move around. When the vet saw him this morning her face fell. She said he was in a lot of pain now from the infection and her recommendation was to put him down. He had no appetite this morning and for the past two days has been looking weaker and weaker. That is why I had not taken any new photos. His eyes were becoming weaker and weaker. He has not missed even one dose of antibiotics but I guess the infection was just too strong. The swelling and infectio9n had begun to spread up into the shoulder. Our hearts are broken. We did everything we could. At least he knew love and caring before his life ended. Thank you to all who have prayed so hard and sent healing thoughts. May God bless you all.
Today we had a remarkable sunset. I like to think it was a gift from Soldier. I call it Soldiers' Sunset.
Hugs and prayers,
Kitten (BudBuds mom)
Posted by Mr BudBud at 9:18 PM
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Thanks to all our friends who voted so faithfully we won a thousand dollars in the petfinder.com/animalrescuesite.com shelter challenge!!!
All us perros are REAL excited!!!
Mom and Dad are happy too cause they say this can help catch up some of our vet bills!! That's a GOOD thing!!!!!
We want to thank all of you who voted!!!
YOU made it happen!!!!!
BudBud and the whole Lighthouse Crew!!!
Posted by Mr BudBud at 4:24 PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Soldier is feeling some better but is still very weak. The infection seems to be clearing up somewhat but not completely.
He is unable to stand for very long at a time. His pelvic is very weak in it's fractured condition and of course he has only one good leg on the front so it make is very difficult for him to balance.
He did have a small bowel movement today.
Our American vet says it is still not hopeful though because it takes the pelvic several weeks to heal and if it heals back wrong he can end up not having control of his bowel and bladder functions.
He is eating better but still not like we want him to.
These are photos I took today after we dressed his front leg. That bone is still not showing any signs of healing.
We are still trying to decide what is best for him.
Please keep saying prayers and sending healing thoughts.
He is the SWEETEST of the sweet.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
We've got an injured kid here at Lighthouse. He came in March 30th. Mom and Dad found him on the side of the road. He had been hit by a car. He has a broken front leg, a fractured pelvic, infection, and some bruises. The vet did surgery on him and put a pin on the leg. He is not eating much and is not doing well. Please say prayers or send healing thoughts for him okay? He's a real sweet kid. We named him Soldier.
Monday, April 12, 2010
A friend here in Costa Rica posted this to her mailing list today!! Is this great or what???