Mae Mae continues her recovery

I got to visit with Miss Mae today.  She was not a happy camper.  She was sneezing blood (to be expected) and was not having any of the "warm wet rag" cleanup.  LOL

She was very fiesty, but because she was having so much bloody discharge, they wanted to keep her one more day.  I should be able to pick her up tomorrow.

We still need quite a bit in donations for her, so if you can donate for sweet little Mae, please CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL.

Go HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM if you want to donate via credit card.  And fax it to me at 713-583-7816 – this is my personal internet fax so it comes directly to my email – no cover sheet is necessary.   Or if you want to send a check, just go to the PLEDGEFORM  and we’ll count it immediately. 

Baylee is progressing well

Little Baylee is progressing well after her surgery. 

Even better than anticipated. She has been eating and resting comfortably in her new "house" (crate).   Though she is not very active now, as she heals this will help keep her from overdoing. She loves her little bed and can prop her chin on the edge while she catches some sleep. The exciting thing is that she now lets her foster mom know when she needs to go outside – and that is a huge improvement over her complete incontinence before the surgery.

She is out and about on the couch and bed so she can socialize. She even wagged her tail when her foster mom came home the other day. I want to thank everyone for your concern and will keep you posted of her progress.

One really cute thing – her foster "brother and sister" know she cannot get out of the crate, so they rest right up next to the crate while Baylee is sleeping.  So cute.

Funding wise, we have raised approximately $2700 for her to date.

Mae Mae’s surgery is over – she’s recovering

Our little Mae Mae had surgery this morning and is now recovering nicely.  Because of the severity of the surgery, she will not come home until Saturday at the earliest.

Dr. Hottinger, the GCVS surgeon who removed the plant material, infected tissue and basically cleaned out her sinus cavitiy, said that the surgery was quite challenging.  This has been a very long-standing infection and as with any abcess, had started to erode the bone surrounding the sinus cavity.  Dr. Hottinger said Mae now has basically one big hollow area where her two sinuses were before.  The bone/tissue/membrane separating the two areas is gone. 

She said that during the surgery, she could actually see the large artery that carries blood to the brain pulsing in the open cavity. 

Mae is resting at GCVS and could not be in better hands.

I hope this is the E N D of all of her trials and tribulations and she can soon find her forever home.  It’s been a long and rough road for Mae, and I doubt we could have had a good outcome if not for the specialists at the GCVS facility.

Her surgery was called a ventral rhinotomy.

I don’t have the complete tally on Mae’s funds yet, but I know we are at least $1000 short.

If you can donate for sweet little Mae, please CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL.

Go HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM if you want to donate via credit card.  And fax it to me at 713-583-7816 – this is my personal internet fax so it comes directly to my email – no cover sheet is necessary.   Or if you want to send a check, just go to the PLEDGEFORM  and we’ll count it immediately. 

Mae checks in for surgery

I’m putting this message out very quickly so you all will have an update, then I must get to work.  Mae checked in to Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists Surgery early this morning.  This is Lori, another of the absolutely wonderful techs that work with the surgeons.  She’s taking care of Mae Mae this morning.

As soon as I hear how her surgery went, I’ll publish another quick blog.

I know we got several hundred in donations last night but are still severely short.  I hope to tally this thing up sometime today, but I know we are very busy at Deogi today.

We still need a lot of help for Mae!!  Please pass this message around.  I know you, our constant, repetitive supporters are just about donation-fatigued out – what with Darden, Claude, all of Mae’s prior expenses, etc. 

But, we have to help Mae.

If you can donate for sweet little Mae, please CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL.

Go HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM if you want to donate via credit card.  And fax it to me at 713-583-7816 – this is my personal internet fax so it comes directly to my email – no cover sheet is necessary.   Or if you want to send a check, just go to the PLEDGEFORM  and we’ll count it immediately. 

Mae needs surgery TOMORROW!!

 

I know this is late getting out.  Funny how life gets in the way of your plans!!  I meant to get this out over the weekend, but …..

Mae really really needs her surgery tomorrow – she is at risk of kidney damage now because of being on those antibiotics for almost three months. 

The surgeon will get into her sinus cavity through the roof of her mouth – and open up the areas that have abcessed.  She will remove all of the plant material and thoroughly flush and clean those sinuses.  I hope this will finally make Mae a completely adoptable adorable little pet!!

But, we desperately need help.  We have had so very many urgent and expensive medical cases that we have tapped out all of our other sources.  Mae needs this surgery and we need your help.

Right now the total in her fund for this round of procedures is $333.  That includes $225 of the matching donations and a couple that came in before the challenge.  The total estimate for her surgery is $2300-$2500. 

If you can donate for sweet little Mae, please CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL.

Go HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM if you want to donate via credit card.  And fax it to me at 713-583-7816 – this is my personal internet fax so it comes directly to my email – no cover sheet is necessary.   Or if you want to send a check, just go to the PLEDGEFORM  and we’ll count it immediately.

I cannot tell you how much we appreciate all of your help.  You guys are what keeps me going day after day.

Thanks again

Baylee Turner surgery update – Matching Challenge update

Little Baylee’s fund is right now at $2133 (YEAH!!) and there are a few checks that have gone directly to the foster mom that we now need to add up. 

We think we only have $675 or so to raise, so little Baylee had her surgery!! 

Ok, now for the challenge status…

For Claude, the challenge was $300 and we are at $25.  Claude is really cuter than that.  I’m not sure why he’s not getting any donations.

For Miss Mae, the challenge was $300 and we are at $150. 

For Little Baylee, the challenge was $300 and we are at $203.

For the general fund,  the challenge was $100 and we are at $20.

If you can donate to little Baylee, please CLICK HERE FOR A PAYPAL DONATION

If you can donate for sweet little Mae, please CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL.

To donate for Claude via PAYPAL GO HERE.

And HERE IS THE LINK TO DONATE TO THE GENERAL FUND

Go HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM for any of the dogs.  Fax it to me at 713-583-7816.   Or if you want to send a check, just go to the PLEDGEFORM  and we’ll count it immediately.

Thank you all for all of the support already.  I know I ask a lot, but I’ll never be shy about asking for something needed to save the life of one of these deserving dogs!!

A challenge is issued for Baylee, Mae and Claude!!

WOW, all I can say is WOW.

A former LSSTLAR adopter emailed me this afternoon with a matching donation challenge to get our three sick babies the stuff they need.

She will match, dollar for dollar, all donations made for little Baylee Turner, who needs back surgery NOW, up to a total of $300.

She will match, dollar for dollar, all donations made for Mr. Claude Galvez, who just had an ear ablation at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, up to a total of $300.

She will match, dollar for dollar, all donations made for tiny Mae Davis, who desperately needs a surgery to remove foreign material (read plant) causing a long-standing and antibiotic-resistant infection deep in her sinus cavity, up to a total of $300.

And she will match, dollar for dollar, all donations made to our LSSTLAR general vetting fund (which is used to pay the little stuff, like $700 for Murano Davis’ pneumonia, $500 for Sadie McQueen’s bladder stone removal, etc.), up to $100.

That is a total of $1000.  WOW, WOW, WOW.

So, please help us take advantage of this wonderful lady and very generous offer.  Please click on the links below to see their entire story.

HERE is Baylee’s story.  if you can donate to little Baylee, please CLICK HERE FOR A PAYPAL DONATION

HERE IS THE STORY OF MAE DAVIS.  You might recognize her from two of the Animal Cops Houston episodes.  Now, we’ve already spent a lot on this dog – it took several months to figure out why she had an infection that wouldn’t go away.  Thank goodness for the staff at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists – especially Dr. Heidi Hottinger in Surgery and Dr. Chris Jones in Internal Medicine.  Without them, this little sweet abused dog would surely have died of this infection.

If you can donate for sweet little Mae, please CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL.

Finally Claude.  HERE IS HIS STORY – left in a field to die with his two friends, he was rescued by one of the animal shelters and we just couldn’t say no to this adorable boy.  He’s already had his surgery – it became an emergency two weeks ago when he started to develop a second horribly large abcess.    To donate for Claude via PAYPAL GO HERE.

And HERE IS THE LINK TO DONATE TO THE GENERAL FUND

Go HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM for any of the dogs.  Fax it to me at 713-583-7816.   Or if you want to send a check, just go to the PLEDGEFORM  and we’ll count it immediately.

Thank you all for all of the support already.  I know I ask a lot, but I’ll never be shy about asking for something needed to save the life of one of these deserving dogs!!

 

 

 

Baylee Update

As of 5:00 pm, we have raised $1575 for Baylee’s surgery!  We were unable to schedule it today, but can possibly try for tomorrow if we can raise the rest of the funds tonight.  We’ll be working hard to do it, so if you can help by spreading the word, please do!!

Thanks to Mary Ellen Arbuckle, in memory of little Harry, Impulse Devices, Fur Kids, Donna Ferris, Barbara Moran, Cheryl McDonald, Sherry Wernicke, Darleen McCormick, Lesley Warrin, Cincy Ann Ruby, Lee Ann Wheatley, Driscilla Stors, Davis Arnette, in memory of Hunter, Jeanetter Flexer, Wendy Barnum, Jacquelyn Johnston.

The techs at the surgical center think she is adorable and desperately want to help her.

you can donate to little Baylee, please CLICK HERE FOR A PAYPAL DONATION

And, if you can help with the remaining $1200 for CLAUDE, CLICK HERE FOR CLAUDE.

For either dog,  GO HERE TO PLEDGE TO SEND A CHECK or HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM.

 

URGENT!! Baylee is DOWN and has been for two months!!!

Dadgum,  (ok I really want to say something stronger, but….).

Here we are with so many injured and chronically ill doggies and one we took in as "safe" now needs surgery QUICKLY.

We’re in such a world of hurt.  We’ve already delayed Darden’s FHOs and Chalupa’s jaw surgery, but absolutely had to do Claude Galvez’s ear ablation and really need to do Mae’s surgery this week, and now this…..

You just will not believe this story.

This cute little girl, we’re calling Baylee.

We received a plea in June to take this girl in.  The story goes that she had sustained a back injury in April, and the owners wanted her euthanized.  They had not been successful keeping her restrained and by May, she had become entirely paralyzed.  Their veterinary clinic did an exam in May and determined that she had some deep pain response at that time.  An employee of the clinic took her in. 

This veterinary employee supposedly took her to physical therapy, accupuncture and did water therapy with her so that she was walking and "fine."  In fact, the vet wrote us a letter on July 6 that the dog was walking and "fine."  There was a comment that she might need surgery IN THE FUTURE if another injury occurred.

Well, our volunteer went to pick the dog up, she was handed Baylee wrapped in a towel.  The veterinary employee gave her a few bottles of meds and left.

When our volunteer, Pat, got home with Baylee, she discovered, to her horror, that Baylee absolutely could not walk and was incontinent!!!  Pat cried all night.  She knew that we were in a world of hurt with all of our other doggies, but how could we not help this sweet little thrown away dog??

We scheduled an emergency consult with a surgeon and what he had to say was alarming.

Evidently, Baylee had been DOWN (paralyzed) for two-three months.  She has very little deep pain response and has no idea how to make her legs work.  She does, at times, what is called "spinal walking" which means somehow she uses her back muscles to sling her legs forward, but this is NOT considered normal walking.

Had her surgery been done right after the injury, she probably would have been fine.  Now, at this late date, it is unlikely that she will regain complete function of her legs, but MIGHT be able to at least walk.  And become continent again.  Right now, she is completely incontinent.   That makes her unadoptable.

Now, I have to be honest with you, the vet said we need to do the surgery ASAP and even kept her at the clinic so that his professional people could handle her.  And, then he’s only giving her a 50/50 chance at walking again.

While talking to him, I told him we were up to our necks in expensive surgery and HELLO, the economy stinks right now.  I told him we just did one expensive surgery (CLAUDE) and still needed to raise 50% of his fee AND we desperately need to do Mae’s surgery before her kidneys die.  He took pity on us and said he would like to help the little girl out so would give us a 50% discount on the surgery.  I just about fell over.  Normally, these surgeries are $6000 or even more.  He will do it for $2800 plus the initial exam and x-rays, which were $380.

But, he wants to do the surgery asap, now, immediately, as in TOMORROW!!

Do we want to help this baby?  He can schedule the surgery for tomorrow afternoon.

If you can donate to little Baylee, please CLICK HERE FOR A PAYPAL DONATION

And, if you can help with the remaining $1200 for CLAUDE, CLICK HERE FOR CLAUDE.

For either dog,  GO HERE TO PLEDGE TO SEND A CHECK or HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM.

 

 

And now Mae needs surgery quickly

 

Based on the recent urinalysis on Mae, I really wanted to get Mae’s surgery done this week.  The antibiotics that are holding her infection at bay are now affecting her kidneys.  We need the surgery to go into her sinus cavity and remove all of the plant material and infected tissue asap.

I know, I know we’re always asking for help with these little guys.  Right now the economy is impacting us so badly that we are not even able to cover our normal vetting bills with the typical monthly donations.  So we really have to do this fundraisig for Miss Mae and we just cannot give up on her!!

We’re still not whole for Claude’s surgery, so we absolutely cannot schedule Mae’s yet.  But, I don’t want this adorable, sweet little girl to suffer and I sure don’t want her kidneys to deteriorate.  We desperately need $2800 in her fund by THURSDAY, July 23.  I don’t think it’s safe to delay her surgery any longer.

Please help us help this sweetie!!  She has been through SOOOOOO much since she was rescued from a horrible breeding situation.  If anyone deserves to be pain free, it’s Mae.

She’s been on antibiotics for about a YEAR, she’s had two CT Scans, an Endoscope, an eye enucleation, heartworm treatment….you get my drift, don’t you. 

If you can donate, please CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL, or GO HERE TO PLEDGE TO SEND A CHECK or HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM.