Thanks to the enormous generosity of so many we have exceeded our goal. We are tremendously grateful for the prayers, positive energy and messages as well as the new found friends we have gained. Ezio is healing amazingly well considering the significant trauma that he has endured. He truly is a miracle dog. Thanks to you!
As previously stated the funds will not only be used for Ezio's immediate care but his continued long term care. We would like to use a small portion of the money to pursue some legal action in regards to the aggressive dog, so this doesn't happen again.
We plan to continue to " paw it forward " by helping pets in need within our community. We are also working on some future projects to help animals in need. Please visit Ezio Hero Yorkie's Facebook page for more detailed updates. We will leave this GoFundMe campaign open for a couple more days so that everyone has a chance to see the updates. In the future please check the Facebook page for the latest Ezio News!
Thanks again and May God bless you. https://m.facebook.com/ezioheroyorkie
Thank you all so very much for the wonderful outpouring of love, care and concern. You may have noticed that we have received amazing generosity by going over our goal on two occasions. As I stated before, it is my intention for Ezio to continue to be a hero by "pawing it forward". In addition to the donations caring for Ezio, they will also care for pets in need in our community. I will continue to post updates on Ezio's healing in addition to posting Ezio's Heroic contributions. I have had several people contact me in need and I hope I can help each in some way. If you are aware of a pet in need please message me here or on Facebook.
Just to reiterate. Ezio has had three surgical procedures to this point. He has suffered significant trauma and lost a lot of blood. He is lucky to even be alive. Healing is a process and doesn't happen overnight. He is under the care of more than one experienced vet who have advised that we take things one day at a time. He visits the vet several times per week depending on his needs for that week. He will have surgeries in the future but to rush into things can do more damage than good. In order to be anesthetized for surgery his trachea must be intebated. His trachea was crushed in the attack and is healing very nicely but to interrupt that healing to intebate for a surgery that can wait a few weeks would not be in his best interest.
After sleeping most of the day, Ezio awoke feeling rejuvenated. He is very happy and cuddly this evening. Every day brings him a little closer to his old self. He sat up for lots of hugs and kisses. He thoroughly enjoyed my reading everyone's messages to him in my funny doggie voice. Turning his head and cocking his ears to listen intently.
Because of each of you, this wonderful creature has been given a chance to affect the lives of so many. As his Mommy I can't thank you enough for saving his little life.
Today Ezio sponsored two pups much needed vet care, shots and heartworm prevention. Without the contributions through GoFundMe this family would have never been able to afford it.
We are so blessed by the love and support we have received. Ezio is our hero by touching hearts.
Many people have asked about the neighbor. The local police and animal control cannot due anything but make a report and cite the neighbor (similar to a written warning given by a traffic officer) because no human was harmed and Ezio didn't die.
We will have to file a civil lawsuit against them which is also very expensive. If there are any attorneys out there willing to help we would greatly appreciate it.
Please visit and like the New Ezio Hero Yorkie "Official Page" on Facebook. Look for Ezio's red blanket at the top. Facebook is taking down the other one due to a troll complaint of fraud and unfortunately my mistakes in creating the page have locked me out. Your posts, messages and words of encouragement have been such an inspiration to many.
A week ago today Ezio was on a breathing tube, iv fluids, constant pain meds; was unable to walk, stand or barely lift his own head. Could not breath or eat on his own and couldn't control his pottying. The vet (not DAH) suggested he be put down.
As you know Ezio had his procedures today. The veterinary surgeon was amazed at the progress of his healing in only one week considering the significant trauma and injuries he experienced.
Ezio is breathing on his own. His lungs and trachea have filled back up. The trach has healed completely internally and externally only lacks superficial skin closure. The food pipe is healing, hemorrhaging has ceased, swelling gone down. His neck fracture healing is progressing naturally with the confined and restricted movement regiment we have in place at home. There seems to be no disc damage at this time. He is able to walk with ataxia parethis on the left side.
He may need additional procedures and surgeries in the future. He is anemic and his liver values are high due to the extensive blood loss. If no improvement in one week he may need a blood transfusion. He needs physical therapy due to the neurological damage so that he can run and play again. He is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and needs immediate treatment and stress resolution in order to prevent this behavior from becoming ingrained into his personality. So he can be his old self again.
These treatments and procedures are expensive and take time.
It is impossible to put a monetary value on human life. I thank God every day that Ezio was here to save Gavin. I also thank him for giving me the opportunity to reach out to literally thousands of people so that they-YOU can save Ezio. Without YOU and your generosity this amazing selfless creature wouldn't be here today.
Thank you all so much for the contributions, care and concern. I believe the prayers and positive energy that we are receiving are a significant part of the remarkable improvements Ezio has made.
He has a long way to go but with you on his team he has a fighting chance!
I'm amazed at the tremendous power of love, prayers and positive energy. Ezio woke up this morning with renewed strength in him. Looking forward to an uplifting weekend before the Vet surgeon appointment on Monday.
God bless you all.
Love Ezio and family
Because of the overwhelming response we have received, we have decided to increase our goal so that we will be able to provide for all of Ezio's future health care. He is a hero and he deserves all of the care he needs.
We would also like to sponsor some fur babys in the community who need to be spayed/neutered.
We are absolutely amazed at the generosity and human kindness that has come our way in the last 24 hours. Our little Ezio will be able to get all of the urgent care he needs. We don't know what the future holds but we do know that there is no where to go but up.
Ezio is currently under the care of Dickinson Animal Hospital 281-337-4535. DAH is also accepting donations on Ezio's behalf.
Thank you so much for your kind hearts.
Today has been such an eventful day for little Ezio. Visited Dickinson Animal Hospital this morning. He's lost almost 2 lbs in 2 days. But other than that the vet was very pleasantly surprised at his progress. She admitted that she didn't think he would make it through the night when I asked to take him home. He did an interview with KHOU Channel 11 News this afternoon for tonight's broadcast. Now he is feeling really wiped. Not wanting to move and breathing is a little rough. I suspect he needs his rest after a big day.
Ezio is doing very well. He's eating baby food and taking all of his meds. Some of the swelling has gone down. He's breathing nicely on his own. Not sure how much is through his nose and mouth. It seems like it's still mostly through the trachea hole. He is like a newborn baby. He is unable to control his pottying and cannot walk due to the spinal cord and fractured neck injuries. Thank you for your interest in our family hero.
Ezio saved our 3 year old grandson, Gavin from being attacked by the neighbors vicious dog while playing in our own back yard. He received multiple injuries including a broken neck, crushed trachea, torn muscles and ligaments in his neck. He has had two lifesaving surgeries this past weekend. He is now breathing on his own and is in stable but guarded condition. He is paralyzed on his left side. He needs additional surgeries to repair the damage done to his spinal cord and c2 vertebrae. Without this surgery, he may never walk or play again.
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