Here is the link to Hanks' therapy session- he is doing well at therapy and slowly getting stronger- still need donations to help pay for him to possibly walk again- please help and donate! or something creative- see what you donations are helping to do for Hank?
The Chicago French Bulldog Rescue appreciates any amount of money you can donate
Each frenchie we take in gets the medical care they need as well as spay or neuter.
We are still raising funds to help get Hank walking again. His professional therapy is going to cost us $3000 for all his visits. The initial money we raised will be used to cover his MRI, speciality consult, meds and therapy consults and his temporary wheelchair.
Today we found out Hank has spina bifoda -not a hemi BUT that is NOT what made him not able to walk! So today we did an MRI, as the specialists were curious to see if they could find anything else going on. At first, they thought he was not walking due to the spina bifoda-BUT the MRI showed something that has the specialist perplexed and curious. There are SOME CHANGES going on in his spine- they have ruled out any tumors but something is going on that they have not seen before.
Our plan of action at this time is to put him on steriods. if they are going to help, we should see changes in a week- this is a good thing. Mary will be doing e stem with him and some therapy exercises. We will be setting up an appointment with the therapy specialists that have done wonders with Hope. The specialist that saw Hank today feels there is hope that he MAY walk again- therapy, drugs and time will tell.
Our work is NOT done with Hanks' journey yet! Donations will help pay for his MRI and exam and drugs today and as they come in- they will help with his rehab therapy. Keep those prayers and donations coming- let's get Hank walking again! Thanks for everyone's help and support.
Below are some photos of Hope when she came into rescue and then some from her swim therapy today- check her out standing!!! She has come a long way but still has a long way to go. We need to raise $ for her to continue swim therapy. Since she started swimming- she is now kicking her rear legs on her own in the water and she is now wagging her tail!!!
Please donate to Hope's water therapy to help her continue. Thanks for everyone's support.
This is our HOPE. Hope came into rescue last week. Barely 8 mos. old, Hope has several genetic spinal conditions; and lost the use of her back legs at 4 mos. of age. Infested with fleas, ear infection, nails that were curled under and pressure sores from dragging herself around; yet despite everything her personality was shining from the minute we met her! Full of life and expression, courage and determination, Hope meets her challenges bravely. She has been to Forest South, Purdue University and Integrative Pet Care. On Monday, August 17, she had spay surgery and a large hernia removed. She recovered quickly from the anesthesia, and went home with Mary that very night. Mary has worked with her about 4 times a day on range of motion, massage and exercises. Dr. Julie Mayor met her and was AMAZED at the progress she has made in the last FEW DAYS.... we are ordering a wheelchair for Hope. There is a possibility, with the right therapies and treatments, that Hope will walk again! She truly fits her name. She needs your help to ensure she gets all the medical treatments, care and therapy that can help. She is truly one amazing little girl, and reminds us all why we do what we do. Click the DONATE button to give Hope a helping hand!!
To see a video of HOPE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFAoXRV-cNY
A BIG SHOUT OUT of GRATITUDE goes to FBVILLAGE for DONATING THE FUNDING for Hope's wheelchair!!! Hope has been fitted for her wheels and we are ordering them tomorrow! It is so wonderful to have such support and camraderie amongst other Frenchie rescues. We all have the same mission. You will find their website by going to the Links page.