2/12/20 UPDATE – Lodge Update. He was picked up yesterday morning and he is doing great. He is resting comfortably in a large dog crate with a low litter box. Lodge’s leg was “wired back together” and he was also neutered during the surgery. Lodge is negative for fiv/felv; he was also vaccinated and dewormed. As his rescuer, Thomas, said “Lodge is a wonderful cat. Very Friendly. His 6-8 week road to recovery starts today.”. Lodge is in very good hands with a very loving man. Please keep in mind that without the financial support of our friends, animals like Lodge would be euthanized. The average rescuer could never afford to pay for some of the medical needs we come across. Maybe for Valentine’s Day, instead of giving your Valentine candy or flowers, you can make a donation to help the many abandoned and abused animals who need your help. Thank You – diana
2/11/20 – Please send a prayer and some positive energy for Lodge. Remember, he is the little guy that was rescued from the side of the Lodge Freeway in Detroit, unable to walk. He is having surgery this morning with one of the best, Dr. Zalac, of Orion Animal Hospital. Lodge has been doing good since seeing Dr. Z last week. He has been eating and drinking and, very importantly, moving his bowels on his own. I am so glad that we didn’t take the first doctor’s recommendation to euthanize and had Lodge seen by Dr. Z who saw something different than the first vet. As in the human world, it always pays to question and thankfully, Thomas, the rescuer did just that. And, thankfully, we were able to pay for not only a second opinion but surgery. Thank you for your donations which make this possible. ~ diana
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2/5/20 – Lodge Update — A photo of the x-ray and the first doctor’s evaluation was referred to an orthopedic specialist. From the information provided, the doctor said that Lodge should see a neurologist because the damage appears to be in the spinal cord. Because there is some question as to the initial exam, we have decided to get a second opinion from one of our go-to veterinarians. Lodge was sent home with medication and I’m sure Dr. Z will try to see Lodge asap. – diana
CHANCE: “Ewwww mom!!! Medicine is yucky!!!
But since Jasper has to take medicine too and I’m trying to set a good example for the kid I will try not to spit it out 😝
Hey Team, soooo since the 2 injections I’ve already recieved for my skin issues have not worked. We’re looking at other things that may be causing the problem. So today Dr. Z sedated me so she could do a skin culture and a skin biopsy. We’re looking for a resistant bacteria, autoimmune or skin cancer. It will be 7-10 days before we know anything and in the meantime Dr. Z has mom giving me a super strong antibiotic and I go back in 2wks to get my sutures removed. So, that’s all we know for now. Oh, and sidenote… Jasper had a huge eeeewy pooey at Dr. Zs 😝 So he also had a fecal test and also got a really yucky medicine to take. You think he did it to be in yucky Medicine solidarity with me?
Nah, me either… 😉
Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart for taking care of me & Jaspers medical needs today, we know it was a pretty penny ❤ We love you!
Ooops!!! One more side note, guess who lost 1 whole lb….that’s right….this guy!!! I’m doing good on my diet, unlike some cats I know…not mentioning any names…..TWYLA THE GRUMP!!! 😂😂😂”
2/7/20 Update – Lodge is seeing Dr. Z today at 2:30. His rescuer also reported that he is eating and drinking and even had a bowel movement all by himself. Continued prayers. – diana
2/4/20 – Prayers for Lodge. He was rescued from the side of the Lodge freeway this past Friday. It was dark and the rescuer, Thomas, noticed Lodge’s little eyes gleaming in the dark. Thomas was on his way home from work. Thomas pulled back around and fortunately, was able to capture Lodge. The reason — little Lodge couldn’t use his back legs. After trying a couple of vets, we were able to get Lodge in to see a vet today who reported that Lodge’s pelvis and leg is fractured. He is also impacted with feces because of his injuries. The vet recommended euthanasia or a specialist. Lodge is a very sweet 1-year-old cat and we chose to consult with a specialist. This afternoon, one of our ‘go-to’ specialists will review the x rays and let us know what he thinks for next steps. We hope we can give Lodge a good quality of life. Thomas told me he has worked with animals his entire life, including elephants at the zoo, so he is ready for the challenge. I will update everyone as we hear. 100% of your donations are used to give these poor abandoned/abused animals a second chance at life. ~ diana
2/4/20 – RIP Sweet Moonbeam. A caring woman regularly TNR’s cats who find their way to her home. She then feeds them and builds them shelters as needed. Moonbeam showed up about 5 years ago with a mom and brothers and they’ve basically lived on her porch and in their shelters. The other night Moonbeam showed up appearing very sick. We were contacted and Moonbeam was taken to the vet but by then there was nothing that could be done. Moonbeam passed away and the doctor believes she was somehow poisoned. Run free, Sweet girl. ~ diana