Posted on July 28, 2014
Posted on July 28, 2014Update on Spartan!! I guess everything happens for a reason...while scratching, this guy dislodged his feeding tube, so now he gets to try eating his watery mashed up food on his own!!! He is so excited, as you can tell-with his foot in thebowl! His mouth is healing up nice, so the risk of infection caused by the bacteria from food in his mouth has gone down, so we are trying this over the weekend & as long as there are no complications, we get to take his feeding tube out completely! He still can't have that steak dinner I promised him for a few more weeks, he has to stay on his special food for a little while longer, but thats ok! Im so happy for my Sparty Boy...I sure hope this works!
Posted on July 21, 2014
Posted on July 21, 2014! SPARTAN UPDATE ! we are on our way home!! Spart is doing great!! Even after everything he has been through, he still just wants to crawl in my niece Keeli's lap & snuggle. He will have to be fed through the feeding tube in his neck for atleast 3 weeks & we will come back for a check up in 2 weeks...but Dr Olde is very optimistic that he will do great! Because his surgery was so much more involved & he did have to have 'plastic surgery' & extra pins put in, his surgery ended up being $952.50. Thats not counting his special food, which was $50, and all of his check up costs over the next few months. So if anyone can share his fundraiser again, that would be great! We are half way to the goal right now, which is such a blessing!!! We are going home to rest & start his recovery! Thanks everyone, for everything!!! Please Pray these next 2 weeks go easy for our Spart!
Posted on July 17, 2014
Posted on July 17, 2014This update in from Amy the rescuer *Spartan Update* I received an email from the vet concerning Spartan's surgery. He said there was a lot more damage than he initially thought, because Spartan was SO good today while he was manipulating his jaw, he had high hopes the damagewas minimal. However, once Spartan was put under anesthesia & he was able to really get in his mouth, it was a lot worse than he thought & he has warned me that there are very high chances something can go wrong. His mouth was basically so torn up-the tissue is shredded & soft- there isnt anything for the sutures & pins to hold on to. He is very high risk for infection, or the sutures & pins themselves just flat out not holding/working. This is Spartan's xray post surgery. My heart is just broken for him. I felt like we had such great news today...I should have prepared myself for this. But if you guys would have seen how good Spartan was when the vet had his hand all the way inside his mouth, you would understand why I had such high hopes that the damage was going to be minimal & this surgery would be a success. I will find out more in the morning. Please keep praying for our Spartan...and Pray that the right decisions have been made for him. Because right now I am second guessing everything that I am putting this baby through...