Well it has been a while since I have been able to find time to update on our Egyptian boys. I cannot explain enough on how hard it has been to take care of these 2 dogs. We brought them here for amputations and a better life. They have more issues then just needing amputations. because of the damage to their spines both dogs have no control over their urinating and bowel movements. Laundry loads and bill have doubled. Belly bands and diapers do not fit them because of the shape of their distorted back ends. This probably not one but 2 of the hardest rescue cases we have had. But they have been so good with all that is going on. They seem to be very happy with their raw food diets , soft beds and us working like their slaves , keeping them clean and comfortable while their ulcers heal.
Our vet was not having success getting roni'e giant ulcer to heal and mekki who stayed at the clinic for 4 days while they tried to get a handle on his ulcer on his stump that would bleed every time he walked. Bless my vet's heart for trying. I told him it was ok we will handle it . 20 years of holistic care and working with some of the best holistic vets and our friend and mentor Dr Dee Blanco dvm, has surprised us on how much we know. The boys had their check up today and Dr Mike was amazed, surprised and impressed how we healed both dogs ulcers. he said both dogs ulcers were healed and no sign infections. Yea us!
Coming up will be pictures and video's of the dogs and a big surprise from Mekki.
So the boys arrived April 19th.
After settling in we could see they were a mess especially Roni. Roni had fist size ulcer and golf ball size ulcers. Mekki had a bleeding rear stump leg,raw from the bottom where he walks on it. Went straight to vet with them. The vet looked at them and did bloodwork,fecal checkup and what ever they needed .
Roni had Audrey in tears as she carried him into the vets office. He is a young guy, almost 1 year old. I had to find out what happened to him. He was a puppy living on the streets in Egypt. Clearly he was abused. We tried to put a leash on him and he backed away and curled up in the corner, he was afraid of anything that looked like a rope. He was at the sanctuary for 5 months. All the running and as they put it "jumping like a kangaroo" made his butt ulcers get worse and bigger..
After his bloodwork and exam he and Mekki went back to Dharma Rescue as we wait for the next appointment with the board certified surgeon on a plan for their medical future. They both got much needed baths, they were dirty and stinky.
Roni's wounds are pretty gross and deep. The vets cannot do much as far as amputating his legs until the wounds heal. That is something we are familiar with because of the types of disabled and neglected dogs we take in. So in just a couple weeks we are getting his wounds to shrink.
Mekki is doing great. Dr. Mike is having fun trying different ways to wrap his stump, since Mekki keeps chewing through the bandages. We need to get the stump completely healed because both vet Dr Mike and Dr Fitch the surgeon think he is a good candidate for a prosthetic leg. He is healthy and has very strong muscle mass in the stumpy leg. Wouldn't that be cool. With his great sweet personality he may become one of our therapy dogs and not in a wheelchair. Dr. Mike said I better start fund raising because it will be very expensive.
Mekki has to go to the vet every 2 -3 days to have his bandages changed and he loves going there. Instead of like other dogs who run the other way , he hops as fast as he can to get into the clinic. He must like all the attention he gets from the cute vet techs.
Mekki and Rony's Journey started last Thurs when they were put on a plane from Egypt to New York. They will see a whole new world minus the sand and rocks.
This was not an easy task to get done, not to mention expensive, but they will be here soon and it will have been all worth the trouble for us and them.