Tuesday, April 5, 2011
We are posting about today first and about yesterday tomorrow, if that makes any sense to anyone. I am not sure? Mom told me to tell you all this I don't understand a word of it. All I know is there is a new dog here and he is sick. Mom and Dad said it is the last thing you need when you are broke. Dad said it is like cars they wait until your broke and then they conk out. Well, the story started when after writing letters and a blog for another web site Mom and Dad went out to get some liver for us in the next little town called Areal. They stopped outside the chemist and they noticed a dog lying on the sidewalk. The dog was bleeding and tired. He could not stand up. They decided to go and do all the most necessary things and think about what to do. After much deliberation they could only do one thing pick up the poor dog and take it to the vet and get it treated then take him home for food. They could not live with their consciences if they did not. They can't take anymore. They are now more worried than ever and have one more mouth to feed. The bill with medication came to nearly R$ 200.00. After mom and dad finished they saw that somebody with good intentions had passed by and put ungent cream on the dog. This actually was useless because it will not kill the maggots. They also cleaned up some of the blood and he was in a different position. This was minutes before mom and dad returned.
Here he is you can see that even with the thick ungent on him he is still bleeding. Mom stroked him and he grabbed her arm with his paw as if to say 'please dont leave me'. How can people ignore our suffering like this? Here is a series of photos as Dr Bruno treats him.
First of all Dr Bruno resolves the maggot infested wounds and he eeds to shave his butt first. Through all of this the dog never complained and actually with severe anemia he slept through a very painful process. He has no energy to stand up.
It is difficult to see from this photo, but the poor fellow is around 10 to 15 kilos underweight all of his ribs are visible. Dr Bruno said give him food little and often not in large quantities because he is slowly starving. He weighs only 26 kilos and should weigh around 32 to 35 kilos.
Here he is at home. He has had medication to kill all the maggots, antibiotic, and iron for anemia. mom and Dad woke him up twice to give him small quantities of food. He is sleeping at the moment without the terrible irritation of maggots crawling around inside his body. He wags his tail every time they go to see him. Mom said we have no money, but she doesn't regret saving him one bit. She and dad are happy. So come on folks if you can donate then please do. We are still up to our necks in it here and today made their financial situation even worse. Could you ignore this? A lot of humans can.
Posted by Dogs inBrazil at 4:45 PM