Our Baby Girl Madison
flying home to an amazing life in Colorado!
Thank you Steve and Tracy for giving her a family and an amazing home! She's a special little girl and we couldn't be more thrilled.
Last Wednesday, this little girl came to us after we got the call that her breeder could no longer care for her and had asked us for help.
With the help of serveral transport drivers she made the trek from NW Ohio to Ligonier PA and when we opened the door to see that sweet baby's face . . . it was love at first sight. I was truly smitten. Our baby Maddie.
We were told that Maddie had a pinched nerve that was causing the incontinence and loss of control with her bowels. So Friday morning off we went to the vet to learn that it was much more serious than that. Our worst fears confirmed. Maddie has a twisted tail that is extended into her spine. With experience came the knowledge that this is one of the worst pieces of news we could have received. It was recommened that Maddie be spared the dibilatating life pain and suffering. She has absolutely no feeling in her back end so there is no way she could have control.
Not an easy decision to make at any time, but this was our baby girl. So we left it at that. I began to remember the same circumstances for one of our previous rescues. Our Boy Spike. I do remember that he was too far gone and the Dr said that if caught early we may have been able to stop the progression, but we didn't have that chance. But we could possibly have it for her now.
I went home that day to watch her and think about everything the Dr had explained to me about her condition. I watched her run , and play and chase a ball, go up the stairs and back down, she came in and ate a good meal, and enjoyed tasting new foods. There was no pain, no fatigue nothing but a very happy playful 3 month old English Bulldog. She learned about carrots and apples, cheese ( loves it) and homemade chicken jerky. Her eyes were like saucers enjoying and tasting things for the very first time. And then she told me that she wanted more. And even if she is not meant to live 10 to 14 years, she wants more. Fair enough sweetie. Until you tell me otherwise, more you shall have.
So we plan our next move to see a neurologist. And if memory serves me an MRI, then we get our options. Hoping to get a neurology center a little closer than Pittsburgh but if not then we go to Pittsburgh! It's not an easy road, but she will be in capable hands that specializes in spinal surgery. Needless to say it will be costly.
If you would like to sponsor our baby girl Madison to help with her medical costs and expenses, please use the green donate button on this page. All proceeds will go towards exactly that.
We thank you for our support and if you have a message for Maddie we will contact you upon receipt of your donation to post your message to her on this page. Thank you all and God bless!