Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
A sweet happy/sad day - "Cowboy" was the first of Stormy's litter to find his new home with Karen and Michael! He will have a wonderful family and will spend his first night in his new home in the bedroom with his new Mom and Dad.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Evening Update: Ava awake and alert - still in ICU with oxygen support because she threw up under anesthesia and they want to make sure that her lungs are OK.
October 12 Updates:
Did not want to post the PM update pending more info from Molly but will now: UGA just called - Ava taken a very bad turn for the worst - back into emergency surgery. I told them I didn't want her to suffer but that if they could save her to try.
Morning Update: UGA just called - she is in critical condition - has had plasma and now a blood transfusion - is on pain meds - they have specialists looking at her
Evening Update: She is still alive - still critical - but fighting with everything she has. Thank you for your comments, thoughts and prayers.
surgeon! They say it is the first and only kiss she has given - I know she knows that the surgeon saved her life. She has a central port in so that they can continue to give her fluids and do blood draws without having to continually stick her - her electrolyte balances are still off but they are working to correct those as well as monitoring her blood pressure very closely. She ate overnite and again this morning - they keep reminding me of how critical she is and that we are by no means out of the woods but this little girl has such a fight in her to live there is no way we could ever stop supporting her in that fight and we have to believe that she is going to win.
Evening update: Baby Ava continues to hold her own. She remains in critical condition but was taken out yesterday for a little exercise. Baby Ava even wanted to chase a dog that walked by her! She will be evaluated Sunday and the doctors will make a decision on when she might be able to come home, if she is still doing well. Your thoughts and prayers are so appreciated!
Evening Update: Baby Ava continues to improve and is eating 1/4 of a can of puppy food at each meal. She felt well enough to chew through her IV line today so she is now on oral meds. only. A decision has not yet been made on when she will be able to come home but we hope to hear more tomorrow.
10-18 WELCOME HOME BABY AVA UPDATE!
October 21 - Baby Ava had a little downswing after she got home, but thankfully you all kept your good thoughts coming and today we can post this:
Just got back from the Vet for her weekly B12 injection - she is a squealer and I also needed a weight on her .............5 lb 12 oz! up from 4 lb. 6 oz just two days ago! YAY! Poopies are nice and firm with the addition of the Kefir to her diet and the e-collar was removed! My Vet is amazed - he told me no one expected her to live! With all of the positive energy sent her way I knew she would fight to live! Yay! Yay! Yay! Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!
Thank you all again.
Mary Lou M.
Mary Jane P.
Fan & John A.
We know many of you have been following Baby Ava's serious illness and hospitalization. As of last Thursday, Baby Ava's intensive care bills exceeded $730. She is a fighter and we aren't giving up on her, but donations are desperately needed to continue her extensive medical treatments.
Thank you Friends,
Southern Cross, Baby Ava and Cheyenne
Friday, October 8, 2010
Link looks like a little Bandit and thoroughly enjoyed chewing on the rawhide shoelace of Aunt Adrienne! All of the puppies nails were clipped today and they all got new chew toys! Yay!
They played so hard and for so long that they all finally just fell over on each other and took a nap! I think this is LILAH and MISSY - who has now been renamed MISSY the TERROR! She is unstoppable and totally adorable!
Penny who thinks she is the Queen surveying her Queendom!
Penny getting ready to pounce! She is almost catlike - she will wait for the chance and then the poor victim had better look out!
Momma Stormy and Cowboy! Stormy loves her puppies and even though he interrupted her rest she was very kind to him.
Stormy enjoying the warm weather and sunshine and the fact that her puppies were being babysat! Babysitted? hmmmm..........Stormy doesn't care - she is just feeling better.
Missy leaving the Puppy Palace! They have already managed to tear up the linoleum!
And the day ends as it began with Baby Ava - being held by Aunt Adrienne. She continues to show the will to live - really enjoyed her day in the sun and wants so badly to be back with her brothers and sisters. She will have to continue to eat and put on some weight before we can let that happen - We don't want Queen Penny pouncing on Baby Ava just yet!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sweet baby Ava has been hit harder than the rest with this awful virus - she had dehydrated to the point that everything I could do at home had been tried and was not working so it was a trip to the Emergency Vet yesterday where she was hospitalized.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
>>>>>> the time is drawing very near
>>>>>> when Judy and Gerry
>>>>>> will soon arrive
>>>>>> and then
>>>>>> within their eyes
>>>>>> Momma Stormy will become
>>>>>> one of the very, very lucky ones
>>>>>> that will not only have survived
>>>>>> but live a life
where food and love is not a scarcity
but where love and care, food and fun
will be hers to have for eternity.
>>>>>> Stormy lived a tortured life
>>>>>> not loved nor cared for
>>>>>> or even fed
>>>>>> she has no teeth left, you see
>>>>>> because pebbles and rocks was what she had
>>>>>> to keep her belly full and not aching
>>>>>> Her body and heart were truly breaking
>>>>>> for it wasn't only food she craved but a kind hand and loving Grace.
Stormy's heart is huge but she has been terribly abused
never hearing loving words let alone a loving hand.
>>>>>> Another litter on its way and Stormy's body could not stand
>>>>>> the demand
>>>>>> of another set of little pups!
>>>>>> 15 were born on a Stormy night
>>>>>> and Mom and Pups had an awful fright
People that should have loved and cared for her
turned their backs, and called others
to come and pick up Stormy and 15 Little Pups
and take them to a place where there are many dogs and little space.
Stormy and pups were separated - not by Stormy's choice you see
but because she was scared and terrified
of those around her with long poles that hurt her neck and cut her tongue.
>>>>>> But Stormy stuck with her small babies
>>>>>> and loved just like a human Momma loves her babies -
she never waivered - not even once
and loved her pups with a fierce, fierce heart
not giving up - not turning back - though scared to death at human hand
and what she feared would soon be - for dogs can sense much more than us
and Stormy knew just what they faced.
But Stormy stayed and fed her pups
with what little resources she had -
>>>>>> 5 were lost before rescue was found
>>>>>> but then Stormy's life turned around.
>>>>>> E-mails were sent with prayers attached
>>>>>> and the words were so sweet when they came back
>>>>>> Stormy would have her home
A home with Angels, Judy and Gerry
>>>>>> A sweet GSD Sister and Brother to welcome
Stormy to a life unknown
where days are sweet, no bellies ache
and only sweet, kind words are ever spoken.
>>>>>> Stormy's day is soon at hand
>>>>>> her Angels, Judy and Gerry will soon be here
>>>>>> there will be many, many tears
>>>>>> but tears of joy
>>>>>> and friendships made
>>>>>> and the knowledge this sweet, sweet girl
>>>>>> will soon have all she always should have had.
Stormy looks at me with such thankful eyes
it is not hard for me to recognize
the Thanks and Love this sweet Soul eminates
for what she has been given and the love she will take
with her forever
from us to her....
Our Thanks is really that she has given
a glimpse into her canine world and the pain she has withstood
and yet retained some sense of trust
and been willing to give her love to us
and allowed with VERY watchful eyes,
us to love, play, feed, and care for her babies needs.
Stormy's day is soon at hand..............
her Angels, Judy and Gerry will soon be here...................
tears of joy will soon be shed
this sweet, sweet soul will soon be given
all and more she should always have had.
>>>>>> Southern Cross wants to send its love and life long friendship to Stormy's Angels, Judy and Gerry , for all they have done for Harry, Little Molly and now the life they will give our Stormy.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
It was another quick trip to the emergency vet this morning. Lilah wasn't quite herself yesterday but this morning would not eat and just wanted to lay down and not play - very un-puppy like!