NEW Update! Puppy Burn Survivor Release Party! Mark your calendars - May 19th - the Thousand Oaks Pet Hospital and Specialty Clinic.
More details to come!!! YAAAAAYYYY, we are so excited for these girlies!
News story about the girls.
PUPPY UPDATE-6:05 pm 4/3/12
Our burned girls are doing great. Going to see them tomorrow and do a follow up interview with the Ventura County paper. Phoenix’s ears and tail are crooked from the burns and that she has considerable scarring, but that’s about it.
PUPPY UPDATE-10 pm 3/26/12
Just returned home from a wonderful trip! Our Burned Pups (Natty and Phe Phe) have made shocking progress. I wish I could more adequately convey what a miracle their recovery has been. Chelsea (their primary care nurse) has learned so much from Dr. Grossman and, along with Dr. Werner and team, cares for our girls with patience, skill, love and pride. The man upstairs was sure looking out for these girls! Raw, painful, smelly burns that once dominated the vast majority of Natalia’s skin are all but gone. Natty has a wound in the shape of a web that is getting smaller every day and doesn’t even cause her to itch! Natalia is just a dog now and that’s all we could have asked for.
PUPPY UPDATE-11 am 3/24/12
Natalia and Phoenix have been getting treatment in the new, highly pressurized hyperbaric chamber. Phoenix’s bandages are off and Natalia is looking at a few more weeks. After that, we have THE PUPLY RELEASE PARTY!
HUGE BURNED PUPPY NEWS!! Phoenix has healed to the point that she no longer needs bandages! Unbelievable!! No more daily dressing and redressing. Third degree burns once covered more than half her body and now she has nothing but well-healed scars and new skin! Way to go Pet Emergency Hospital!!!!
Natalia and Phoenix had treatments in the new hyperbaric chamber yesterday!! Dr. Grossman came by and dressed their wounds and gave them a clean bill of health. Phoenix’s wounds have nearly completely healed! Natty is progressing very well but she was just a little worse off to begin with.
Meeting with Dr. Grossman tomorrow at the Pet Emergency Hospital to treat the girls and put together a tenative plan for their release. We will be throwing a big party down there when they are released.
PUPPY UPDATE: 9:00 am 3/13/12
Off to the Pet Emergency Hospital! The girls are more playful than they have ever been and act just like puppies- not “burned within an inch of their lives” puppies. Phoenix steals Natalia’s bed and then hold it hostage, its very funny and I’ll post it later. Will have very good updates by the end of the day!
Dr. Grossman met with the pups today and he couldn’t be more pleased with their progress-in fact, everybody involved with this great endeavor is blown away. After examining the pups and re-dressing their burns, we had lunch and talked about their recovery. The general consensus is that Phoenix is well on her way to recovery and Natalia, whose burns are worse WILL NOT require skin grafts. Furthermore the girls will stay in TO until they are ready to leave, whenever that may be. They could not be at a more loving capable facility and Dr. Werner, Chelsea, Natalia and staff seem all too happy to have them. I continue to be awestruck by the generosity of those involved but we must all continue to keep the girls in our thoughts and prayers.
Just left the Pet Emergency and Specialty Hospital and you would not believe how well these pups are doing!!! The staff there are spectacular and make us feel like family. Phoenix’s wound is shrinking rapidly and Natalia is closing the gap! Just amazing! We had play time for about an hour and they were going a million miles an hour the entire time.
PUPPY UPDATE-9:20 am 2/29/12
We are organizing a trip next week for the original family of the puppies to go and see them. They are a great bunch and this has been an emotional rollercoaster ride for them as well. Hopefully Dr. Grossman will be back from his trip and they will get to meet him too. They lost a lot of sleep during this process and having them see the girls will really brighten them up, hopefully. (Pic is of the lovely Chelsea and our girls)
Many of you have asked about the future of our girls; will they go to a therapy school, will you keep them, will they be adopted-if so, by whom, etc. For now, we are just going to take it one day at a time. Our hope is that one or both of our girls will be well suited for therapy (at Grossman and elsewhere) but that is putting the cart before the horse. For now, we just want to focus on their recovery (which is plenty to keep us occupied) and the rest will unfold later as it should. Keep up the positive wishes and prayers and we’ll keep updating! Thanks!
We just pulled Natalia and Phoenix out of hyperbaric and they are starting play time. What do you all think of Natty’s dress? She’s not thrilled…
PUPPY UPDATE-10:22 am 2/26/12
Our girls are doing very well! Play time continues to be very helpful to their progess. Natty and Lil’ P look like two normal sisters rollin’ around on the floor together. The only diferenceis is that they are completely wrapped in special bandages and sometimes half undress each other. Natalia’s back end-which we were worried about- continues to build muscle and improve. Looking at them now, you can honestly start imagine their potential. They are getting more vivacious every day and are on their way to becoming therapy dogs!
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