GVS Pet of the Month: Loki

Meet Loki—our Pet of the Month! This miracle Shepherd puppy went from paralyzed to playful, thanks in part to Dr. Berg who performed spinal surgery on his neck. It was a rigorous recovery and walking was a bleak outcome for Loki. Loki’s foster mom said to Dr. Berg, “the next time you see Loki, he will be walking.” So Loki will be walking through our doors on Friday, December 13th, to see Dr. Berg and the rest of our amazing team. It will be a great reunion with video and pics to follow!

UPDATE ON LOKIFROM PARALYZED TO RUNNING 💕🐾Loki is doing so well, running and playing and thriving in his home with his wonderful family Kati and TIm.Loki had spinal surgery performed by Dr. Jason Berg and along with his rehabilitation team; Andrea Ramos Calderon of Waggin in Water and Erika McElwey of Change Your Range.Loki's therapy took approximately 6 months after his surgery. If you would like to contribute toward his surgery and rehab please see below.Loki, his family and all at Trina & Friends thank you for your supportPayPal: trinafriendsk9rescue@gmail.com(mention for LOKI)BACKGROUNDOn Monday November 5, 2018, a good Samaritan saw a fur clump along a busy road near where she works. As she got closer the clump moved, in shock at what she was seeing, she pulled to the side of the road and immediately scooped the tiny pup into her arms.This beautiful tiny PUPPY was dirty, smelly, cold and alone. As the day progressed, she realized this young pup couldn't walk. It was assumed someone TOSSED this beautiful boy away because of his disability.The good Samaritan decided to keep the pup for the time.After taking the dog to her Vet, she was told his issue was probably neurological. The Vet advised at that time the pup should be euthanized. Very upset by his opinion, she told the Vet that was not an option. The Vet told her the pup is only about 6 weeks old, he will have some challenges ahead. She decided we wouldn't give up on this poor pup who already had a tough start to his little life.The next couple months were challenging. The pup would try to walk but couldn’t. He wanted to play with other dogs but couldn’t. One evening while trying to run he slipped and fell. He yelped and kicked but couldn't stand back up. He acted like his neck hurt. He was taken to the vet the next morning.The vet x-rayed him and gave the good Samaritan some very bad news.This pup was born with a congenital deformity. Some of his vertebrae were fused together. When he fell, other vertebrae slipped causing pain and inflammation. The Vet said the prognosis for having a normal life is slim to none.Since being administered pain and anti-inflammatory medication he is showing signs of improvement. He has set up, wagged his tail and is trying to stand on his own. This little guy is a true fighter! He has a very good appetite and has control over his bowels and bladder.It takes a village sometimes, and we are so very grateful to the family that was so willing to give this pup a chance.He has now been surrendered to Trina & Friends K9 Rescue, where we will raise funds to provide costly imperative needed medical care and rehabilitation therapy generously provided by Waggin in Water. There is no doubt this pup has some special needs but we want to try to give him the best possible opportunities as did the woman who found him.PrognosisPup has a cervical myelopathy, likely related to his cervical vertebral malformation as seen on x-rays. He also may have other congenital abnormalities that were unable to be seen on x-rays such as cystic abnormalities in the spinal cord or midline spinal cord defects. Other less likely possibilities include neoplasia (tumor), infection, inflammation, trauma, or intervertebral disc disease. In order to obtain a definitive diagnosis, advanced imaging (CT with myelogram or, ideally, MRI) would be necessary. At that time, cerebral spinal fluid could be collected to further evaluate for an infectious or inflammatory cause. Further diagnostics should be pursued if he continues to decline neurologically, or is not responsive to the prescribed treatment.PLEASE HELP US GIVE THIS PUP A CHANCEPLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY FOR HIS MEDICAL NEEDS AND CARE

Posted by Trina & Friends K-9 Rescue on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Loki is doing so well, running and playing and thriving in his home with his wonderful family Kati and TIm.

Loki had spinal surgery performed by Dr. Jason Berg and along with his rehabilitation team; Andrea Ramos Calderon of Waggin in Water and Erika McElwey of Change Your Range.

Loki’s therapy took approximately 6 months after his surgery. If you would like to contribute toward his surgery and rehab please see below.

Loki, his family and all at Trina & Friends thank you for your support

PayPal: trinafriendsk9rescue@gmail.com
(mention for LOKI)

BACKGROUND
On Monday November 5, 2018, a good Samaritan saw a fur clump along a busy road near where she works. As she got closer the clump moved, in shock at what she was seeing, she pulled to the side of the road and immediately scooped the tiny pup into her arms.

This beautiful tiny PUPPY was dirty, smelly, cold and alone. As the day progressed, she realized this young pup couldn’t walk. It was assumed someone TOSSED this beautiful boy away because of his disability.

The good Samaritan decided to keep the pup for the time.

After taking the dog to her Vet, she was told his issue was probably neurological. The Vet advised at that time the pup should be euthanized. Very upset by his opinion, she told the Vet that was not an option. The Vet told her the pup is only about 6 weeks old, he will have some challenges ahead. She decided we wouldn’t give up on this poor pup who already had a tough start to his little life.

The next couple months were challenging. The pup would try to walk but couldn’t. He wanted to play with other dogs but couldn’t. One evening while trying to run he slipped and fell. He yelped and kicked but couldn’t stand back up. He acted like his neck hurt. He was taken to the vet the next morning.
The vet x-rayed him and gave the good Samaritan some very bad news.

This pup was born with a congenital deformity. Some of his vertebrae were fused together. When he fell, other vertebrae slipped causing pain and inflammation. The Vet said the prognosis for having a normal life is slim to none.

Since being administered pain and anti-inflammatory medication he is showing signs of improvement. He has set up, wagged his tail and is trying to stand on his own. This little guy is a true fighter! He has a very good appetite and has control over his bowels and bladder.

It takes a village sometimes, and we are so very grateful to the family that was so willing to give this pup a chance.

He has now been surrendered to Trina & Friends K9 Rescue, where we will raise funds to provide costly imperative needed medical care and rehabilitation therapy generously provided by Waggin in Water. There is no doubt this pup has some special needs but we want to try to give him the best possible opportunities as did the woman who found him.
Prognosis.

Pup has a cervical myelopathy, likely related to his cervical vertebral malformation as seen on x-rays. He also may have other congenital abnormalities that were unable to be seen on x-rays such as cystic abnormalities in the spinal cord or midline spinal cord defects. Other less likely possibilities include neoplasia (tumor), infection, inflammation, trauma, or intervertebral disc disease. In order to obtain a definitive diagnosis, advanced imaging (CT with myelogram or, ideally, MRI) would be necessary. At that time, cerebral spinal fluid could be collected to further evaluate for an infectious or inflammatory cause. Further diagnostics should be pursued if he continues to decline neurologically, or is not responsive to the prescribed treatment.

PLEASE HELP US GIVE THIS PUP A CHANCE
PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY FOR HIS MEDICAL NEEDS AND CARE

https://www.facebook.com/donate/366359253953538/
https://www.facebook.com/donate/459364534806605/
https://www.facebook.com/donate/2863468803728430/

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