This is footage of our visit with Evie at the hospital today.
Evie was found inside an apartment complex dumpster – stuffed into a sealed plastic tub. Seizing, dehydrated and presenting with a myriad of severe neurological symptoms when she arrived to the Fort Worth shelter on 11.15.13. (“swimming”, mitotic pupils, non-responsive and with a significant fever of 105).
Tossed away like garbage ~ left to die an agonizing, terror-filled death.
Evie was quickly sent to rescue and rushed to the ER hospital where she remains – in critical condition, receiving supportive care, seizure management and is under ’round the clock observation in ICU.
Evie’s sodium levels have DROPPED again!! YAY!!
Right now, she is at 163 – which is the lowest she’s been yet!
(normal range is around 150)
This is a HUGE advancement for Evie! ♥
She obviously is still affected…. there is no telling at this point just how much permanent damage her brain has suffered.
It has been confirmed at this point – that Evie has absolutely zero vision due to her traumatic experience. She is very likely – totally and permanently blind. 😦
She continues to eat well – and is resting more peacefully when she does rest.
Doc opted to not move forward with the sedation as we had previously discussed – since she has calmed somewhat and her respiratory is already quite low – so we don’t want to add to that and run into problems with her breathing atop everything else she has going on.
Evie still cannot stand / walk / sit or hold herself up. She has no balance / coordination due to the brain trauma…. it is too early to tell whether that will improve.
Doc says not to be “too optimistic” at this point – but she is showing some SLIGHT signs of alertness – vs. the totally unresponsive state she has been in since her arrival.
We will visit later today and will update upon our return.
Obviously, Evie as well – requires additional funding to maintain her ongoing ICU stay… please visit her fundraising page below to assist us with those expenses if you can. ♥ https://www.youcaring.com/SavingEvie
National Mill Dog Rescue – NMDR – Saving dogs from puppy mills.
The inspiration for NMDR is Lily. An Italian Greyhound auctioned off by a puppy mill. On that day over 200 dogs were ‘auctioned’. A volunteer Teresa Strader came to help with the 29 Italian Greyhounds. She rescued Lily and made her part of the family.
For the last year and 1/2 of her life, Lily was loved. Lily’s story is not recent. But her story is compelling, heartbreaking and hopeful.
The message is you can make a difference. Donate. Foster. Adopt. Educate. Do something.
Watch the video below and say a prayer. Remember –Be the Change. You Make A Difference.
Sweet Lily had never been outside of a cage. Her mouth, both bottom and top was rotted from no vet care, no care.
On September 2, 2013 – two days ago -Adele was rescued by Animal Allies of Texas from a concrete kennel in a yard. She is an eight month old Border Collie mix with a terrible case of demodex mange. She has bloody skin infections, cracked and oozing. She was left outside in the Texas heat. On Sunday temperatures reached 104 degrees.
AAT immediately brought her to a vet. Watching the video AAT posted on Facebook you can see the fear and pain and despair in Adele. Today the vet tech and AAT posted that this little girl wagged her tail. Remarkable.
In a sad and ironic twist, Animal Allies of Texas 501(c)(3) animal advocacy/rescue organization had just suspended intake of animals due to overwhelming financial needs.
And the person that rescued Adele is the treasurer. Why if they are banned by a board of directors would Adele be rescued? Because no one with a soul can walk away from an animal in need or from Adele.
I urge you to help. Help immediately. What can you do? Animal Allies of Texas needs fosters and Adele needs a foster. AAT is in the DFW area of Texas. Open your home and heart. Adele will need love and tender care and medicated bathing along with return trips to the vet.
Donate. Donate. Donate Today. Go online and donate. Put $5 five dollars in an envelope and mail the donation.
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Share because Adele deserves to be cared for by a Guardian.
Share because Adele deserves a life of love.
Share because humans should be humane.
Follow Adele’s story on Facebook. Donate to Animal Allies of Texas through the line below.