- Age: 3 years
- Color: Blue
- Gender: Female
- Dogs: Seems fine
- Cats: Unknown
- Kids: Unknon
- Obedience: Always recommended
- Exercise: Moderate
Steven M. East
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UPDATE 9/12/17: We are heartbroken to report that Adelaide had some very serious setbacks the last couple of days, and there was literally nothing else that we could do to help her. After five months of every possible food, test, surgery, medication, and endless TLC, Adelaide let us know that her little body couldn’t take anymore. She went to the bridge this morning with her amazing foster mom by her side. We are devastated that we weren’t able to save this sweet girl, but we had to try. Run free, Adelaide. ❤️
Adelaide was originally found stray, and now we might have an idea for why she was let loose. When she was picked up, she had been having a lot of diarrhea, and nothing seemed to help. The animal control that originally had her transferred her to a local humane society, who arranged for her to get to IDR+. We were hoping she was just a typical sensitive Doberman who was stressed, but after 6 weeks of treatment with just about every remedy out there, she went to a specialist. She got an ultrasound, which showed some inflammation in her intestines and an enlarged lymph node. Then she had exploratory surgery to biopsy the lymph node and 6 other tissue areas.
The results are in, and it is a persistent case of IBD (irritable bowel disease) and an infected lymph node. However, her gut is not responding to any of the meds or foods the specialist has prescribed. At the lowest point, she weighed 37 pounds, and she is flirting with 40 pounds now, which is still far from healthy. She is currently on an injectable steroid, another strong medication, and limited-ingredient food to calm her gut down, but there has been no improvement with her stool. She is in a loving foster home, who has been cleaning non-stop accidents that this poor girl can’t control at the moment. We are hoping that things will turn around, she can gain some weight, and we can start looking at the applications for her. Until then, please keep her in your thoughts and consider making a donation toward her huge vet bills to save her.
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