Available for adoption through Northeastern Boxer Rescue
fostered in DE
4/18/08 - Diamond has been adopted!!
Quick update from Diamond's foster mom:
"Well, after three months the end is in sight. Diamond's leg has been healing and she was able to have her soft bandage removed yesterday. She is able to put weight on it but is still on restricted activity for the next two weeks as the muscles begin to strengthen.
She seems like she is more than ready and willing to play. Instead of just watching her foster brother and sister, she now barks and wants to play. After all this sweet girl has been through she is as happy and loving as she can be.
Everyone that has met her has fallen in love with her. Whoever decides to give Diamond a permanent home will be very lucky to have her in their lives."
We received another call from a vet hospital about a long time client named Diamond who broke her ankle and tore major ligaments in her leg. We were told she was chasing a squirrel. The owner had requested to have her put down due to the medical expense but the vet refused. They said she had always been a wonderful dog and hoped we could help. We arranged for Diamond to be surrendered to our organization and took her to see an orthopedic specialist at the University of Pennsylvania for evaluation and treatment.
The first concern the doctors found upon examination was an infected lesion near Diamond’s ankle joint. A sample of the joint fluid needed to be cultured to make sure that the infection was only superficial. Luckily that proved to be the case. However, the lesion needed to start to heal before any treatment could be considered. Following the completion of necessary xrays and blood tests, and after much discussion between several specialists, we were given three options for her care. We requested that the UPENN doctors consult with the orthopedic specialist at Tufts whom we have worked with on numerous occasions in the past to help us make our decision. According to the expertise from the doctor at Tufts he suggested that we opt to take a conservative approach with Diamond’s treatment.
Diamond will require weekly bandage and splint changes for a minimum of three months. She is scheduled for a series of routine xrays to assess her healing to make sure we are on the right track. If all goes well she will not need complicated surgery, so it would be helpful to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Although Diamond's treatment is conservative her care will be costly. Please help by making a donation.
Below are reports from Diamond’s foster home:
“I have had the pleasure of having this beautiful girl for almost two weeks now. Diamond is always a joy to be around. Due to her leg injury she has to be in her kennel a majority of the time to give her leg time to heal. She tolerates this very well. It's obvious this little girl was well cared for before being fostered. She is housetrained (she will whine to be let out) and kennel trained (all I do is open the door and she goes right in.), and Diamond walks great on a leash.
“Diamond seems to love everyone. With it being the holidays Diamond was around the elderly and several small children and provided many kisses and love to all. Diamond is being fostered with a 7 month old female boxer and a 5 month old male boxer. Introductions were made and the only problem is that they all want to play and Diamond is not allowed just yet because of her leg. Her foster brother and sister surround her kennel wanting to play and poor Diamond just stands in her kennel doing her little wiggle butt dance wanting to be let out. I cannot wait until she is well enough to let her.
“Diamond will truly make a wonderful addition to someone's family. She will steal your heart in a second. (She already has me carrying her up and down the steps each night and morning so that she can sleep with me). She is a sweetheart and a great cuddlebug and has the cutest little woo woo song. She has been the most precious diamond I have ever received. Please consider opening up your heart for this little girl, I promise she will love you for it!”
“Diamond went for her second splint change today. She charmed everyone in the vet office as usual!! The vet said she is doing very good. Diamond has a follow up visit in two weeks with her orthopedic specialist at UPENN. Hopefully we will get a good report. Diamond went to work with me the other day (at a firehouse) and she was great! She met many new people with wiggles and kisses. There was a 5yr old little girl walking around and Diamond would follow her and then sit and wait patiently to be pet. Diamond wasn't even jumping. She is one of the most relaxed boxers I have seen.”
Diamond's treatments will be lengthy and costly. Consider making a donation toward her care. Please remember, we need your continued support.
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