QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(courtesy of Sagira)
"Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace."
-- Albert Schweitzer
Dearest friends and Team Shelby supporters,
The day started out crisp and cold here in Houston, in the 40's, but the sun came out big and bright and with it came the best news we could have been given.
Shelby can start her heart worm treatment on Nov. 22nd!!
Shelby had a complete recheck today plus X-Rays. She is a grade 3 on the heart worm chart, with 4 being the highest. Her heart is clear but huge because of the worms. She will be taking Prednisone and Cephalexin until she starts her treatments. It will be a 3 step procedure. The first day she will have to stay all night. It will be her first night away from Sandra since July 3rd. Then a month later another treatment, etc. Waiting for the X-rays was nerve raking.
Something else was discovered on the X-rays that weren't seen before. At some point someone must have shot her because Dr Briles showed us where there were BB's in her backside. It is just another horror our poor Shelby had to endure.
Here are pictures taken this morning. After these pictures, I want to warn you that their are some pictures of another pit that was subjected to a horrendous injury, that we just learned about from Maziegal a few days ago. Please stop after Miss Shelby's pictures if you are weak of heart.
As most of you are aware of by now, Shelby loves to ride in the car. Here she is trying to climb in the front seat to help me drive. She and Mona have that in common.
|She loves to hang her head out the window.|
|Sandra made the observation today, that Miss Shelby is the only dog she has ever known, that likes going to the Vet. Of course she does, her salvation and road to recovery came from those visits.|
A little snack.
|Miss Shelby and Dr Briles.|
His name is Jimmy Durante and needs all of our prayers. He was found in a yard with half his nose cut off.
Here is the link to Jimmy's blog where you can follow his journey. He has had numerous surgeries already with many more to come. There is a Chip In button where you can donate to his care. We will be making our donation next Friday on payday.
Jimmy before surgery.
Jimmy after surgery
|Me & my friends doing whatwe do best, |