Posted on January 23, 2017
Our little man is doing very well. ♥
Bone fractures are healing - he's running all over the place - experiencing no problems adjusting to the loss of the eye - and all of the troubles that he was having regarding off the chart labs and diagnosed IMHA (immune-mediated hemolytic anemia) have resolved since pulling him from the hospital and having the surgery to place the feeding tube to stabilize his nutritional intake.
Unfortunately (and to the head-bashing wonderment of all of us) Wonton still is unable to eat / drink on his own.
He is tube fed small amounts multiple times daily and provided fluids through the e-tube as well.
He has gained weight and is solid as a rock, however - so until / unless we see some regeneration of whatever lost nerve function has left him with the inability to eat / drink - we'll continue with the feeding tube. (although, that will likely mean another surgery for placement of a permanent PEG tube - which I'm not looking forward to seeing happen)
**Wonton is on a special veterinary diet, which is quite costly... he takes 4 cans a day - so, just over a case each week - if you'd like to assist with that, you may find and purchase for him via our Amazon Wish List linked below**
I am working with Wonton in the attempt to literally train oral function with tiny dollops of a wet pâté which I hand feed him with a tongue depressor stick. If I put pressure on the tongue while angling the food towards the roof of the mouth, he is sometimes able to manage to get some down.... so that's a start.
I am also working with him in using the lick bottle that we use for our cleft palate pups in training. He's not quite able to maneuver that just yet, but we'll see how it goes.
Overall, I am happy with his progress. ♥
We thank you all for your continued love and support for this special little guy!
If you've not yet "met" Wonton - you may find his story from the beginning, along with all of the updates - on his fundraiser page linked below: