UPDATE July 29

I lost my Georgie C. today. It was his time. I want to thank those who have written us comforting emails. I am really gonna miss this Georgia Boy.  It just hurts so really bad.  This rottie boy was a real gem of a dog. I cant even begin to express my feelings. I do know  he learned what love was with his time he spent with us.   And people could learn a lot from a Rottie Boy like Georgie C. The life he suffered and endured  before he came to us and to still be so full of Love and Trust. Just amazing. It just isn't fair.

 

update: July 05, 2006

There is some very sad news to share with everyone about Georgie C.

Last night we had to rush Georgie C to our Vet.

His tummy started to swell.   They were able to relieve the gas by putting a tube down his throat and putting him on some gas tablets every twelve hours.
 
They took some x-rays to take a better look and we learned some things about poor Georgie C.   First he is loaded with buckshot all over.  Yes he had been shot in the past  And he does have problems with his spine.   The one side of his spine is completely calcified and some of his vertebrae are fused together.  As he has Spondylitis.

Digital Pictures of His X-Rays

They think with the steroids he has been on and required to take as there were some complications from the heartworm treatment,  that he has been feeling better and most likely ate a little bit to much at one time and caused the gas build up.  I really don't know.
 
All I do know is that all of this prompted additional tests and x-rays which revealed the extreme medical condition that Georgie C has.  At this point Georgie C is now Hospice.  
 
Georgie C is a spectacular dog. And from here on out, he will be with me.  He has been with us for just over 6 months now.  And I cannot let him just go when he may have only such a very short time left to know the love he did not have his entire life.

I know he will need 24/7 hour care. But that is okay.  Who needs sleep.  Even though it may not be that long, we will keep him going as long as he will let us.  And when that time comes for him to pass he will be in our arms where he belongs looking up to the only love this poor Georgia Dog has ever known.

I want to thank several friends in several states across the country that have been on the phone with me in this very emotional time. Thank You.  Your voices of concern have carried me through this upsetting time.

 

Update June 23, 2006

Well the Georgia Boy went through his heartworm treatment he is coming along good.

He came with with Heartworm, severely anemic and underweight. With a bad case of Flea Dermatitis.  Eye, ear, upper and lower respiratory infections. He was one sick boy.

How old is this boy?  No way to tell.  Judging by his teeth.  Well... what teeth he does have left are actually pretty gross.  This is from years of neglect and poor nutrition. We are working on what we can do about those teeth of his.

But he is a good boy.  Gets along great with all the dogs here and our cats too.  Loves anyone that wants to give him attention.  Loves laying on his back and looking up at you begging for some belly rubs and smiling (with what teeth he has left - LOL).

Georgie C is a really good boy!

Georgia C Rottie Pals!

Jackie - New York

John & Barb - North Carolina

Jennifer Lee Pryor - Encino, CA

 Our Georgia Boy

 

UPDATE - January 29, 2006

This is the Georgia Boy the morning after he arrived to us. Jan 30, 2006.  He came in weighing 77 pounds and he is Heartworm positive and severely anemic and underweight. With a bad case of Flea Dermatitis.  Eye, ear, upper and lower respiratory infections.  and pneumonia. He was one sick boy.  Going to continue to get some weight on him and get him a bit healthier so we can get that heartworm problem taken care of.

 

 

 

The Georgia Boy at Shelter Where we found him.

He is Heartworm positive and severely anemic and underweight. With a bad case of Flea Dermatitis.  Eye, ear, upper and lower respiratory infections. He is one sick boy.

 

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