Little Raisin (the Min-Pin) was dumped in a back yard with the compost in a life threatening condition. The name
explains what the condition was. He was so dehydrated that he needed immediate hospitalization. He was completely out of consciousness
and non-responsive. He was put in intensive care under the watch of a vet who committed herself to watch over him all night
4-9-09 Right now with only one night's care, Raisin's bill is at $187.00. It is now believed that little Raisin may have
head trauma. If there is severe brain damage, he may have no hope of coming back to a fully functional life. The possibilities
include poisen, blunt force, or being left in a car. He has tested negative for distemper, parvo and corona. He is still
not responsive with his body, but is now using his eyes.
We are here for Raisin (even though he is not a Bulldog or Mastiff) until he has reached his maximum functionality and
health. And we will be there for him after he finds his true family in a forever home.
The vet bills are already piling up. But we can't give up until he is ready to. But we will not let him suffer. The vet
is amazed he has made it even this far. So every minute we rejoice he is still here. We will not know if or how much he is
suffering until he is hydrated more. He is still lethargic but conscious.
4-09-09 Late Evening: Raisin has gotten up on his feet and urinated! Urination is GOOD! He still looks like his little
head is spinning. He is not walking. He is stumbling. He does not have much control of his head movements and he can barely
hold it up. He is not out of the woods yet. But his care has changed from intensive to guarded. That's GREAT!!!! And now he
does not need 24 hr observation. We can all give a sigh of relief. Current vet total: $352
4-10-09 Raisin is getting a liver shunt today to tell if it was poisoning. If it isn't poisoning we are back to the mystery.
If it is poisoning, we know how to continue with his exact needs. We now believe he will be able to live a reasonably comfy
life. He might get to come home this evening. His Vet has named him "Raisin the Wonder Dog". Vet total today is approx. $600
And he is not ready to come home. He is still very fragile.
He is about 4 months old as of 4-8-09
4-11-09 Little Raisen Man ate today! Although he vomitted and had diarrhea, it is progress. He prefers vienna sausages
to his Science Diet. I think we can accomodate that. It's good for him. He doesn't really have an appetite yet and we are
still waiting for a healthy poo. He is 2 pounds. AND HE GETS TO COME HOME TODAY!! He is still fighting worms so he will get a
round of Panacur. When he is healthy enough, he will get his puppy shots. The vet said he was trying to potty train. When
she took him out of his cage, he went. The same thing happened last night when he had visiters. Little urine here and there.
Final vet bill-$987 Don't worry- his adoption fee will certainly not be anywhere near that. That is why we have such
high adoption fees on the more sought after dogs. But we sure could take any help offered at all. The more we can save ($$),
the more we can save.
More update later!
Raisin was adopted! His vet bills are paid! He shows no sign of head trauma.
It is believed he was left in a hot car.