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Tawny's Road to Recovery

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Raised by 2 people in 16 months
Tawny is a strong little girl.  She was very sick as a puppy (we think she might have been a puppy mill puppy).   Her diagnosis after exploratory surgery was Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and despite our best efforts, she kept losing weight.  But with a lot of love, she pulled through.  We were eventually able to get her to the weight of an average Cocker Spaniel pup.  It was a close call.   A little too close. 

When she was seven-years-old, she ingested a foreign body and needed exploratory surgery to remove it.  Surgery went beautifully, but the next morning, she went into septic shock and later that night was transferred to the emergency clinic overnight.  Most people said she wasn't going to make it and that if she had been their dog, they would have choosen to euthanize her.  However, I remember looking into her big, brown eyes and crying on the phone with her doctor.  Time.  We just needed to give her some more time to pull through this.  She was transferred back to her primary vet the next morning.  Seven days later, she was released from the hospital.  She fought off death once again.

Now Tawny is thirteen-years-old.  Her arthritis is causing her to have some difficulty walking.  We opted for laser therapy, and it has been helping her so much.  She is no longer appearing to be in pain.  She is eating again.  She is one happy little girl!  And we are continuing the fight!   

Her laser therapy packages are $180.00 for six sessions.  She currently goes twice a week.  We are going to start physical therapy on Monday, July 31st.  The consultation is $160.00.  We are raising funds to go towards these rehabilitative, life changing treatments so that she can go on to be the happy, carefree Cocker Spaniel she has always been, even in spite of all that she has been through.

Tawny is a miracle.  Our little miracle.

All donations are greatly appreciated.  There is no donation too small.  Please help us help our little girl on her road to recovery.  Thank you for taking the time to read Tawny's story.
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After a very long 2018, we want to get Tawny back into physical therapy. I made an appointment with the rehab center, and we need to start raising money to help towards her treatment. Tawny is still doing laser therapy every other week at her primary vet, and she is off one of her pain medications now. She is doing great! For a period of time, at the beginning of the year, things seemed uncertain. However, this pup has a lot of life in her and a lot of love to give! Please help us in raising money for her physical therapy treatments.
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Tawny just turned 14 in February. She is still in treatment for her arthritis. Tawny receives laser therapy and Adequan injections once a week in addition to her other medications to help manage her arthritis. I would like to get her back into physical therapy, but it adds up quickly. We still do stretches at home. We did not go the route of a orthopedic vest, and thank goodness for that, as she is still a spunky little child who eats things that she shouldn't. She had a surgical procedure which involved removing two cat toys from her stomach a few months ago, one which was in her pylorus (and didn't show up on x-ray) and could have blocked anything from passing through her stomach. We are very grateful for her AMAZING team of doctors.
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We have decided that Tawny will continue to get her laser therapy treatments and be on medications and supplements to help her manage her arthritis. However, we have also decided at this time that we are not going to purchase the orthopedic vest, as we are fearful that she will ingest the material and require surgery for a foreign body. This was not an easy decision to come to, as we heavily had to weigh out the pros and the cons. Help is still greatly appreciated as we continue to move forward with her fundraising campaign, laser therapy, and medications. Thank you for taking the time to view Tawny's update!
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Tawny is doing well. We had a little bit of a scare a couple of weeks ago, as her white blood cell count was high, but it could be infection or inflammation. She started Clavamox last Saturday, and she is having her white blood cell count checked again tomorrow. Let's hope and pray for the best. She isn't acting any different, so that's a good sign to me. She is still having laser therapy treatments, and we are paying one session at a time. In the long run, it's more expensive, but it's important for her to have these treatments. We are still trying to save up money for her orthopedic vest, which is going to run about $217.00 plus shipping. I have faith that we will get there! Thank you for reading my update!
Palm Sunday, Easter 2018
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