Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Current Location: Texas
Adoption Date: June 24, 2018
Adopted by: the Washburn family
My goodness, I know this adoption is difficult for the village but it’s time to say goodby to Jean Grey.
The Washburn family has finally come to pick up this amazing girl who has come from near death to finally getting her own family. Juliet fell in love with her from the get go and has been her approved home for months and months. I needed to get her bloodwork healthy enough for a spay and the rest of her medical care would fall into place with a local family who could take her to Dr. D and get her heartworm treatment to finish her up. Jean has been here at the Ranch since Jan 30th and the Ranch can be a very tiring place for a dog to spend months and months, this is another reason the building is going to be a game changer.
Juliet is going to take her home and spoil her, and let her sleep in her bed, start her on a home prepared diet. She has her own collar with anchors because Juliet states that she was in fact unsinkable. She will have 2 other dogs to live with and four children to call her own. Juliet is an avid Facebooker so she promises to keep us apprised of the life of Jean Grey.
Her name, well she thought about changing it until she researched the meaning behind Jean Grey and she then knew that it would always remain as Jean Grey. I was happy about that because cannot think of her as any other name.
We are so happy to see this chapter of her life come to fruition, for a while there we didn’t think she would survive at all and yet here we are with this precious face loving her new family.
It just doesn’t get any better….
Wes found this poor, ravaged girl online, she was located in the Valley which is a death sentence for dogs. She weighs 35 pounds and has not one ounce of fat on her body. She’s very, very quiet and obviously feels very poorly. Dr. D has run her bloodwork and it doesn’t look terrible, elevated white blood cells but not much remarkable besides that. I feared pancreatitis but she does not have that.
It’s no surprise that she is sick with heart worms as most every dog that comes to us from the valley seems to be.
She has vomited multiple times since yesterday when she was on her way to us, and vomited for us at the Ranch and again for Dr. D, she has pooped out fabric so it seems obvious that she’s been eating things to try and stay alive. The scary thing is that her symptoms are eerily similar to Phoenix and she of course had to be let go because she had foreign bodies and multiple intussusceptions that could not be repaired.
Dr. D took a series of x-rays and her words she used to to describe looking inside her body is that she’s like looking at a ghost, she has no contrast inside her body, her organs are all pulled together with no fat in between them like healthy dog would have.
What Dr. D can see is some gas in her colon and a small pocket of gas off to the right, if she has a soft object obstruction we would not be able to see it with an x-ray.
She has been hooked up to IV fluids and started on antibiotics and when she needed to be transferred to the ER this afternoon I’m sure you already know who jumped on that request and Ricky Barnes was quickly on his way to help her get to the ER team so that they could monitor her over night and that would have Dr. Bronstadt who has already been consulted on her case to take over her care tomorrow morning.
The plan is to take another x-ray and see if the gas pattern has moved, if it hasn’t then we can feel more certain that she has a blockage, the next step will be an ultrasound to try and see better what is going on.
Surgery for her would be a big risk and we of course don’t know if she would survive that. The goal would be to try and get her feeling better and feeling stronger and hope that she doesn’t have an obstruction but instead her body is just sick with depravation for such a very, very long time.
She needs all of the prayers and positive thoughts that the village can offer to her and I know that all of you are there for her to do just that.
Welcome to the Rescue, Jean Grey!
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