Help Me Save My Wiener

Owen is my 6 year old Dachshund who within 24 hours went from playing and running around to completely losing his ability to move the lower half of his body. If you would have known Owen before you would understand that he is an extremely active dog and loves playing ball. 

After two vet visits and a thousand dollars. We were told Owen has a case of IVDD which is possibly causing a slipped or bulging disc causing him to lose the ability to walk, use the bathroom, and wag his tail. He currently is in severe pain even with  several paint medications and ant inflammatory. We have tried physical therapy and rest the last week with a rotation of medicine but his condition has only gotten worse. 

Our little Owen has given  not only to us but everyone he comes in contact with so much joy  and love. Please know that even  in pain and unable to move he still smiles, musters the energy to nudge his ball of his bed and gives kisses any chance he gets. Owen spirit has touched many people and he deserves the chance to be able to walk and be out of pain again. If you want to know Owens rescue story Please keep reading. 

Please help me save my Wiener! 

I would like to share with you  Owens story. I was first introduced to Owen six months ago. When my mom , who is a hospice nurse, was called by another nursing friend to be informed that a client had gone into a coma and when she awoke told her that she had a dog in her apartment. My mom rushed over to rescue poor little Owen who had survived in an apartment alone for entire month by drinking out of a leaky bathtub faucet and eating cookies that had been left out. Shortly after retrieving Owen the owner surrendered him due to the fact she would not be able to care for him any longer. After bringing Owen home giving him shots, curing a staff infection he picked up in the apartment and two ear infections we  decided we would show him and give him the love he so desperately needed. Little did we know that Owen would show us exactly what overcoming circumstances with a vigor for life looked like.
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Marki Topolski
Scottsdale, AZ

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