Monday, September 27, 2010
X o from Honey Bandit: poster boy 4 change in BLM
100+ temps in Redding today and I got to load Honey Bandit in the trailer by myself. May not sound like a big deal, but the "step up" is about a foot and a half high. Don't have a working ramp and he is way too heavy for me to lift, so I used the trick the vet taught me: just "lay him down". That worked perfectly for about 2 seconds, until he decided he didn't WANT to lay down.
I finally slid his blanket in far enough so he wouldn't fall out. Mr. I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME stood up as soon as I left the trailer!
Gotta love that attitude; it's what's kept him alive & will keep him fighting. He was still standing up like a big boy when we reached the vet's office!
Nothing seems to faze him. As long as he is with us and he gets to eat, he is a happy little guy. HE HAS GAINED 25 POUNDS!!!! He loves being in the trailer. I think he feels very safe and at home there. Maybe he understand that that's where his life began to change for the better. For whatever reason it's one of his "happy places". His other and probably best "happy place" is his bed.
He is back on meds for another week to help his "scours". The vets were absolutely amazed at how fabulously he is doing. They were very happy with his 25 pound weight gain and were also totally excited to see him standing there with his head up. HE ALSO GOT HIS STITCHES OUT!!
So all in all it was a pretty good, although long and hot, day for Honey Bandit. He is now munching away getting ready for bed. Hope ya'll had a good day.
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Terri Farley @ 8:56 PM
Finally a situation where gaining weight is a good sign! It seems like only a short time ago that he was on the brink of death. Now he's gained 25 pounds, and he's managed to hold his head up high with attitude.
Awesome for you!
(Young At Heart)
Amen ! an amazing turnaround; a weight gain of 25 lbs. whoo! whoo !
just the fact the Little Guy is walking and standing is "a miracle in itself...
just wait till his winter coat grows in and he gets brushed alot;
(HB can only take a soft brush...)
how his Coat will shine ! Hugs to HB; Palomino; her hubby; the rescue