October 21st 2013 5:38 am
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well, today is the day that Buddy was supposed to have his surgery. it's alright because now he is on a the medicine that will clear it up so that we can proceed. the levels of this infection in his urine culture a few months back were in the 50,000 to100,000 organisms per ml and this one is in the range of 1,000 to 10,000 organisms per ml so it's so much better than the last time he got it. He is on the same dosage for the medication chloramphenicol as he was last time that cleared it up so this should do the trick. I tell you, the raw diet has really made a difference in his blood work though, it's almost spot on perfect.
one other problem did arise though. The surgeon believes that something is causing this reoccurring resistant infection so we may be cutting open his bladder while we are doing the surgery for the occluder to see what they can find. I pray this does not effect the healing process for the implant. Please send your prayers for Buddy.
On another note, the bark in the park event was great! Buddy ran into a few old friends from Delco that recognized him right away. I am posting pictures today. We ran into his handler Chris whom he just got so excited to see that his little nubby was wagging like crazy and he got so many Buddy kisses. Chris was very sad on the day that we adopted Buddy! sad only because he was going to miss him, he took him that day on a final walk around the property so that he could any his farewell. Chris told us on Saturday that he was glad that we were the ones who adopted Buddy and not anyone else. I got all tears eyed of course. Buddy is a part of our family now and it would not be the same without him.
back to the event, we hit our goal and are very thankful to all who supported us in making that happen! There will be a feature on FB which we will try to share about the event and Buddy's team story. looking forward to seeing that. we got to meet Oogy who was so fascinated with my babies and just wanted to sniff and play. Buddy and Cooper walked the two miles with daddy and Tooten, Rusty and I only did the one, Rusty got tired. it was a beautiful day, lots of people and doggies were there and we are glad that we were able to participate in such a wonderful event. after the event we drove up to the shelter and dropped off some supplies for them like a new crate, sheets and blankets and a huge bag of things from Grunt & Darcy like toys, leashes, medical gloves, toothbrushes, cleaning supplies and things to sell all things on the shelter wish list. they were very pleased with all of the kindness. it was a great day!! Everyone slept on the way home, including me!
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Yea! So glad the walk was a success! And you met your goal! Awesome!!! I know all the pups hand a grand time! When Grunt sees his foster mom he goes wiggly! Sweet Rusty! She probably went as far as she could! Bless her heart! :)
Buddy's surgery is going to be a success. We keep Buddy and all the pups in our prayers.