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Blitzen's 2nd Miracle - The Fight Goes On....
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Ended Mar 22, 2014
All the DRSF dogs who come to our care are special, and then there are those whose stories resonate with us and our DRSF community, and Blitzen is one of those dogs.... So many have commented and shared his story and have waited, asking lovingly ...

All the DRSF dogs who come to our care are special, and then there are those whose stories resonate with us and our DRSF community, and Blitzen is one of those dogs....

So many have commented and shared his story and have waited, asking lovingly how he is doing as we continued to heal this sweet boy who has been through so much.

It has been a rollercoaster for him and Foster Mom Pam since he was discharged from St. Francis Medical Center after over a week of in-patient care to heal him after his horrific injuries.  We were so hopeful that he would continue to make progess in a loving home environment, and after a week of trying to get him to eat, continuing to lose weight, and vommiting, he went to see Dr. Weiner at Emerald Hills Animal Hospital for additional bloodwork and testing that showed that Blitzen's kidney levels were elevated which led to the working belief that along with the many puncture wounds that were repaired in his emergency surgery at St. Francis Animal Hospital when he first came to us, that he has a tear or puncure in his urinary tract which is causing urine to leak into his body.

With that difficult news in hand, Blitzen and Pam went right to Cooper City and met with Dr. Pollak who did an ultrasound on him and removed some of the huge amount of fluid in his distended belly to get more information based on Dr. Weiner's opinion.  The news got even more difficult form there in that all our medical team who has seen Blitzen felt that he should go to surgery as soon as possible, but his little system cannot withstand additioal surgery and anesthesia with his kidney values and weight being what it is.  We had a difficult decision to make....do we give up or keep fighting?  We had no choice...we have all come too far, defeat is not an option.

What were the options?  What could we do?  As difficult a choice as it was, the best option for Blitzen was to admit him to Animal Medical Center of Cooper City where he would be treated with IV, electrolytes to help clean and prepare his kidneys for possible anesthesia, and monitored 24x7 as we try to rally his little system for another surgery which is our only chance to help his body to keep fighting and hopefully be ready for surgery on Monday.

We could not give up on him after he fought this far and this long, and we hope you will not either.  His care from Friday through today is approximately $2,500 in preparation for surgery which will further add to the costs.  We hope, with all our heart, that you feel the same way we do and will help us continue to fund his care through this weekend and through surgery on Monday which we hope his system will be able to handle.  You have done so much for us and for Blitzen already, will you continue to help us help him fight to the happily ever after he deserves?

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