The following stories are success stories of our patients that have overcome extreme obstacles and medical conditions. With the approval of the parents, we are able to share the details of these cases and the updates on how they are doing!
Lenny and Perry
Lenny is a 3 year old Male Daschund that presented to Eaton Animal Den on emergency, the afternoon of August 24, 2010. His owner, Perry, said he had been missing overnight and found him just before he brought him to the clinic, in a ditch, whimpering and in bad shape. He had been in a pen with mules and we assumed he had been stomped on.
When Lenny came in he was very critical and his prognosis wasn't very good. He couldn't stand, his eye was damaged and he had a fracture of the bones in his head.
Lenny's owner, Perry, knew that if any dog could pull through it would be Lenny and he was willing to give him that chance. He told us stories about what a wonderful dog Lenny was, and how he loved to chase a ball.
Lenny was hospitalized for 6 days. He would go home with the nursing staff at night so he could be continuously monitored. He was on IV fluids and multiple medications but each day he continued to improve small amounts.
Lenny went home with his owner August 30, 2010. Though not out of the woods yet, he was gaining strength, his pain was under control and he was beginning to eat and drink small amount on his own.
Perry started working with Lenny at home and brought him in for a recheck exam September 7, 2010. Everyone at the clinic was anxiously awaiting Lenny's arrival. When he was brought in he was in his kennel but alert and wagged his tail. He could support his weight if leaning on the kennel wall. A huge improvement from the dog we sent home a week earlier. We were very happy with his improvements and so was Perry!
September 23, 2010 the door to the clinic opened and Perry came walking in. We walked over to greet him but were blown away to see Lenny walking in on his own. We were ecstatic! He wagged his tail and gave kisses to everyone!
Everyone at Eaton Animal Den became quite attached to Lenny and developed a great relationship with his owner. Seeing Lenny walk in that day was all the thanks we needed and is why we do what we do here at Eaton Animal Den. Now we're waiting for Perry to bring Lenny in next time to chase his ball!