June 16, 2009



"May your troubles be less,
Your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door"

Hi friends,

Mommy is much better today and I just want to thank everybody for all the hugs and kisses you all sent to Mommy yesterday. It was just what she needed. She didn't cry at all today, and that is a good thing. Mommy was late getting home tonight, so she decided just to read a few blogs and she wasn't planning on doing a post but she always checks to see if there are any updates on Joanie and since there was one, here are her latest pictures and the update.

JOANIE UPDATE...............06/14/09

June 14, 2009 - Joanie's progress has been, and will continue to be extremely slow. Her body is unable to digest food properly. While she was on her own, starving, her body did the only thing it could do – it began digesting her own intestines and her pancreas in an effort to survive. The lining of her intestines and her pancreas are badly damaged because of this. The vets have determined it will take about a year for the lining of the intestine to repair itself. In the meantime, she is being given pancreatic enzymes to assist her in digesting and absorbing more of her food. We will post updates and pictures as frequently as we can while she continues to improve. Her activity level is getting better every day and hopefully, one day soon she'll start to look like a normal dog. Should anything major occur and we have anything new to report, we will surely let you all know. Thank you for all the prayers and good thoughts that have been sent her way!

Please keep Joanie in your prayers.



Asta said...

Thank you and the Mommy fow keeping us updated on Joanie.
She is such a bwave Giwl and she is in ouw thoughts and pwayews. I know that she is being cawed fow and given all the love ...and that's something I'm suwe she's absowbing all the way
smoochie kisses

Winterdark said...

She's starting to look better though. Love will do that.

Nose kisses!

Mango said...

She will get better. It takes a long time, but she looks like a fighter.

We will try to find some good meditation photos.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on Joanie. It just breaks my heart that she went thru all this. Makes me really hate people like that. Hugs to everyone!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks for the mommy&joaniedate!


The OP Pack said...

Thanks for that update - it is so hard to think about her past life. Our thoughts and prayers continue for her recovery.

woos, the OP Pack

Mason Dixie said...

thanks for the update on Joanie, I am so glad she is a fighter and she is getting great care. =)

Abby said...

Hi, Mona & Mommy...

Thanks for keeping us posted on Joanie's progress...

Poor little girl...She sure has been thru alot...

She does look better than her first pictures...

I'm still sending Healing Vibes...

Abby xxxooo

Marvin and Jeannie said...

Thinking of Joanie.......poor sweetie pie, we hope she gets better real soon. Healing licks from us all in Scotland xxxxxxx

Lady Kaos said...

awwww, tht poor little girl! Thanks for the update. I'm sure she's getting lots of love which will help a bunch.

Raising Addie said...

We are glad that your mom is feeling better Mona!

Joanie sure is a fighter. We hope that she is not in any pain during her recovery.

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey