viernes, 10 de febrero de 2012
Amazing Ana and her amputation.
She looks at me with her amber eyes, so pure and intense, that I melt each time I look at her.
Her behaviour tells a tale of when enclosed, she feels claustrophobic. A sign of her galguero keeping her in too smaller a place, her box on wheels to go hunting in, or who knows where he kept her? We don't know as many times we are just not there to see the abuse, but we pick up the pieces as the galguero washes his hands with what he regards as trash. The signs these dogs shows us, when we observe them, can be read and a piece falling into the jigsaw can be made as to their past. They cant talk, they cant tell us, .. but many times their actions speak volumes.
Many may remember when and where Ana came from. The trails of some fool, we cant tell.. a car knock down, a trap, or what seemed to look more like it, a bashing to the leg which made her bone break. Poor Ana, alone in Valencia pups in tow, fed by Rosemary who kept her promise to see her rescue right to safety. She didnt give up and while noone would take Ana, we did.
GRIN forwarded emergancy funds for Ana, for which I am extremely greatful. Ana has twice now been under anaesthetic to look at the leg and manipulate it. Anas leg needed looking out while she was asleep as she felt pain and there were reocurring infections to deal with. The muscle too tight just wouldnt allow the leg to work. But we had to try everything. The bone re infected, twice .. and so today, the decision was made for the benefit of Ana to amputate the leg. The amputation has been completed high up for this aids balance.
Upon opening the leg the damage was too intense. Her leg just could not be saved. The nerves were damaged, tendons damaged, muscular damage and mass atrophy. It was the right decision for Ana. But sr.galguero you placed that onto us. Its my family, my children and I who look in her eyes tonight, desperately wanting to tell her its for her best, but seeing her pain. Unbelieveably she handled walking out of the vets better than when she walked in. False sense of security is there on a 4th leg which is constantly lame.
So here we are, chicken cooking for tomorrow as understandably she has no apetite for tonight, and planning a sleepless night in concern and visits to the stables. She is in her stable with Angela for company. All the dogs knew something was wrong and they all wanted to see her through the door. Angela her best friend lay nearby.
Her faith in us to hold her, like a child while in pain and to nurse her, and yet it was my decision. Sometimes these decisions we have to make, and its for their best. The wound while looks bloody is good, its normal that there is slight blood coming through to drain. Her process is constant now, cold water to be applied to cut the blood supply there and inflammation. On several atibiotics, pain relief. She looked at me tonight and I caressed her, she closed her eyes peacefully.. I promised her it would be ok. Neizan promised her a family of her own. Someone who would love her, share their life with her and treat her like the princess she is. He told her just like Lucy. A true fighter.
Ana is going to need good nutrition to recover, its going to be slow and time consuming, we committ to every dog we have, in all their individual needs. The time she needs she will recieve, but she needs a home. A forever, to show her that she has a forever waiting for her, all of her own. To show her love in a family environment, that hanging on in faith has brought her .. truth and love just for her.
Despite the ugliness of a hunters wrath, her love shines through.
Sr.galguero, how many dogs have you let down? How many have not served their purpose for you? How many have you been able to walk away from and left them in their pain, caused by you? At your cost Ana has lost a limb, for you tossed her out without a care, surplus to requirements. What we dont know is did you cause the damage? At your disreguard she recieved a blow to the leg which has fortuneatly brought her to the right place, in the fields where she was found it would have infected so badly it probaly in the end would have gone gangreen and the agony she would have felt.. immense. Your loss.. is our gain!
Sr.galguero "You have blood on your hands!"
Ana is going to need constant care for recovery, good diet to aid her digestion, and further veterinary assistance. She has already undergone 2 anaesthetics so as not to cause her pain while looking at the leg and manipulating it, Of course now, with such surgery her return visits to the vet will be often. Constant antibiotics, and attention to detail.
If you would like to help us, in anyway with Ana we would be very greatful for your help. correct food, vet costs and medication, and if Ana has reached into your heart, and you have a place for her to offer her a family, please please contact us. She will be waiting...
Ana is a fighter, has faith in us and we endeavour to help her heal and find her forever. This is one special podenca. Melt in her eyes, and love her forever.
Please take a moment to allow Ana a moment in your heart.. ya never know she may just make it melt!
In galgo & Ana affection, always.