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This is our sweet Miss Fiona!
Her owner adopted her at the age of five weeks to save her from being destroyed because she was diagnosed to have Spina Bifida. But over the course of years just accepting the diagnosis and treating symptoms our Miss Fiona was resigned to a life with diapers and eventually to be kept outside with no diapers. We knew this was not a good situation for Fiona but it was all the family could provide . When we arrived we found Fiona tethered to the wheel of a trailer on a short lead and her only shelter from the weather was to crawl underneath. We are unsure how long she lived outside but this is not good no matter how long it is. She is all white but her hind quarters were stained from Urine and feces that she laid in. She had a deep ulcerated sore on her hip from not being able to move about freely and laid on it all the time.
In just two short weeks with her amazing foster who I swear should be a veterinarian herself, we learned through a Dr's examination and testing that it is doubtful that she has Spina Bifida, that she was full of hook and tape worms, that caused her bleeding and loss of control in her bowels, that she was riddled with a raging UTI that caused her incontinence that we are still treating and may take several types of antibiotics, and although she is doing well she will still have a little dribble on rare occasion such as when she gets over excited. Otherwise she is pretty much a normal functioning Olde English Bulldogge. Her coat is lightening from her loving shampoos, and her ulcerated sore that was so deep you could see red, is almost completely healed. Just a little pink skin now with her new coat coming in .
Through all of that Miss Fiona has maintained a sweet and addicting peronality that you just can't get enough of. She is running in her yard, and she sees the other dogs through seperating fences, but until she is completly wormed that's the best we can do for now but she will be playing with the other bulldogs soon. She's stolen hearts and for the first time in her life, she has hope of being completely healed, feeling well , and living indoors with her own bed and blankets. Not much to ask I know, but was an impossibility for the last couple years.
Welcome to the good life Miss Fiona! It only gets better from here !
Medical bills for Miss Fiona are on going and are expensive, and if you would like to help, please use the green donate button to make your donation and we will contact you for your message to her. Many thanks for all the love and prayers and the helping hands who brought her to us, and keep her safe and on her road to wellness!