Posted on March 2, 2017
Wyatt's Warriors 2-28-17
Ohio State Veterinary Hospital update.
Sometimes... when searching for a Miracle... you have to come to the realization that... you may have already found it.
On January 7th, 2017, we answered a call sent to us by PSP Lewistown PA. We had absolutely no idea that this one moment in time... this one call... this one choice to say, "Yes, we can help."...was going to change our rescue and our lives forever.
From the moment we picked up this sweet, innocent boy... we knew our rescue as we knew it, would be forever changed.
Yesterday we went searching for some sort of closure. We asked that the team of veterinarians look at Wyatt as if he had just walked in off the streets. We asked they do anything and everything they needed to do to help our organization give our boy the best life possible. We needed a long term plan, a long term prognosis and we wanted them to be completely honest with us. They did just that and we could not be more grateful. We apologize for the wait...but we wanted their report to share with you so you understood his injuries and what his future holds.
We have to be honest... this visit helped us tremendously. With his injury there were so many what if's. So many questions. So many we could have's. So many..."are we doing and did we do the right thing?" We now know... we did. Most dogs with injuries such as his are euthanized by their owner prior to the vets being able to really formulate a plan. His case is one in a million. We now feel like the heavy weight has been lifted and we have a plan. We know that we will make the best of the life that this miracle... named Wyatt, was given the day he survived whatever happened to him.
We LOVE you Wyatt! Our volunteers would like to say, "Thank YOU ALL". There are no words, no ways to express the gratitude we have for your support with Wyatt and his care. Without you, he would have never had a chance to live. You have allowed us to give him a chance to figure out a plan for his future. Wyatt will need around the clock care. He will require this for the rest of his days. Our organization will need all the help we can get to continue to care for him, as well as all the other animals in our rescue. Are we scared? Yes... we would be lying if we said no. But, the day we picked Wyatt up... he became an ODAAT dog. We take this responsibility very seriously. He is currently residing with our President, Kari and Josh Coble, and their family. He will need transported to and from State College for his continued therapy that is crucial for Wyatt to maintain what use he has of his right and left legs. We are going to be transporting him to Dillsburg PA frequently so he can get in the pool. We ordered his wheelchair which allows us to get him outside and makes transporting him to and from the vets offices so much easier. This will be one of a series of wheelchairs as he is a growing puppy who currently weighs 57 pounds. He actually prefers to be on the floor scooting around and playing with his foster brothers and sisters.
If Wyatt was in pain... we would have made the excruciating decision to euthanize him a long time along. We can assure you... he is not. So, that being said, we will do EVERYTHING in our power to make sure his life is full of love for as long as he is healthy. It is crucial we watch for pressure sores and uti's and be proactive with treatment. To donate towards his continued care, hit the Donate button at the top of our page. Our paypal is [email protected]
We cannot do this without you.
A word to his owner... who we are sure is watching this post... the day you found out where your "lost" dog was, and chose to do NOTHING... chose to IGNORE us... is the day we found OUR MIracle!
"The Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart". 1 Sam. 16:7