Louie (a 6 month old boxer mix) was rescued from a hoarder with 6 dogs and 14 cats. Once removed, he was split up from his family, and he was terrified! With some help from Tiny Miracles Farm Rescue, some wonderful penpal friends, and a fabulous foster who opened her home to him, he began to come out of his shell. In the days that followed, he started coughing, became very lethargic, and had a high fever. He was rushed to the emergency room, where the xrays showed that he had pneumonia… and a wire in his stomach! Emergency surgery was needed to remove the wire, but the pneumonia had already weakened him severly and compromised his oxygen intake. He, thankfully, made it through surgery, but has been on oxygen therapy since the admission to hospital. As of yet, his condition has not improved and his lung capacity is greatly diminished. He will continue to need oxygen therapy for several more days in conjunction with intraveneous antibiotics to tackle his respiratory distress. Funds are desperately needed to help this beautiful boy get the oxygen therapy he needs!
Costs per day for him currently are over $1000.
Please, please help us get this boy what he needs to survive!
UPDATE: As of last night (24 Feb), we have asked that Louie be weaned from the oxygen, if possible, in order to shorten his stay and keep his costs lower. He has been able to eat a bit, so he has also now been switched to oral antibiotics from the iv. We have lowered our goal amount to reflect these changes in the hopes that the doctors will be able to release him today! We are eagerly awaiting the call.
Total bill for the hospital as of last night was $5918.84
Update: 2/26/15 around 4:00AM: We are happy to say that Louie has been weaned from oxygen therapy and is now on oral antibiotics! We are looking forward to collecting him from the hospital (hopefully) today to begin his recovery.
We thought we would post the recent estimate that covered his expenses up until 8pm last night (25 Feb) so all could see the reason for this campaign.
Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, well-wishes, and donations for this little guy. All are greatly appreciated!
Update: 2/26/15 7PM: We are glad to report that Louie has made it to his new foster home. He is able to rest and get better. Ron (our driver) said that he was a completely different dog leaving the hospital than from when he was picked up from the shelter. We thought he was scared, but now its apparent that he was sick. We are hoping the transport will not regress his progress. But from the pictures we have received, it looks like he will be resting and recuperating nicely. Thank you so very much for all the donations. It is helping us to pay his very expensive hospital stay.
Update: 2/27/15 From our fantastic foster friends this am…
He slept like a baby. Not much of an appetite this morning but I got his pills down and he ate a little bit. Good boy going out to do his business. Tail is wagging he is a happy dog. Izzy thinks I brought home a friend for her. Looking forward to getting them together. All’s good!!
We are all so thankful for everything everyone has done to help this sweet boy! Your support has been the difference between life and death for handsome Louie.
Raisin’s last day was Valentine’s Day. When pictures of this cute boy hit facebook,Tiny Miracles Rescue saw him and his bad leg, and, luckily, TMR was able to find a wonderful foster home to take him in so quickly! On Valentine’s Day, Raisin was transported to his new foster family. He immedately settled in as if he belonged there. Despite his leg, Raisin started to play with his new foster family. When TMR took Raisin to the vet for a check-up and have his leg examined, x-ra…ys showed that he had broken both his tibia and fibula. Surgery was scheduled for Feb 23rd. The surgery was $2,000.
Between an unexpected emergency surgery for another TMR rescue dog and Raisin’s surgery to fix his leg, Tiny Miracles Rescue has used all of their reserves. Donations are desperately needed in order to continue to help these dogs and other rescues!
Our rescue is a no kill…and we will do whatever is needed to help the animals that come to us. Our rescue motto reads “Your help is their hope.”
Thank you sincerely from our hearts. Together we can save this little soul!