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RAINBOW has the most
colorful personality. She
is darling, sweet and just
enough spunk to let you
know what she wants and
wants it now. She is quiet
and well behaved, loves to be with you, by you and receiving love and attention. She is just so charming and lovable it breaks my heart. Sadly she has been horribly neglected and was then abandoned in a rural wooded farmland area in southwest Ohio in harsh elements. There was nothing for miles and miles but farmland, woods and miles in between each farm. I have been told it is a popular area for people to abandon dogs which is just unforgivable. In February 2019 during a downpour of cold rain and sleet, this little girl appeared from the woods and with her last bit of energy made it to the farmhouse she had seen from a distance. Thankfully she was welcomed inside by the Beam family, made warm and bathed and comforted. Wire Fox Terrier people are as tenacious as the breed. Connections were made and plans for Sunday to move her up to Chicago and into WFTRM. That was not such a great day to do a transport mission but we pushed on through snow and freezing rain. Lots of 6 car accidents along the route but we finally made it home around 5:45 p.m. Thank you everyone for rescuing little Rainbow!
RAINBOW is a little girl who weighs 20 pounds but should only weigh 15 with her tiny little bones. She has an enlarged heart and also a murmur - about a grade 5. She also has a mass in her spleen and her stomach is bloated with lots of fluid. Her toe nails are SO long they curl around and under her food pads making it difficult to walk. She has teeth missing but the ones remaining are black and green with tartar. The vet took blood work and urinalysis and was able to get the nails cut back to a point where they are much more comfortable. Rainbow went for a heart evaluation and cardio exam. Her heart is in serious condition with mitral valve prolapse and is enlarged. The fluid was tapped and is a pinkish color. We discussed draining the fluid but it is probably cushioning the spleen and preventing it from rupturing. We discussed seeing a specialist about a splenectomy even though she is not a good candidate for surgery because of her heart . She is now on Furosemide, Enalapril, Pimobendan and was on Biomox - an antibiotic for her teeth.
FILLED WITH FLUID
Rainbow was not in a home with good care or compassion and concern for her. I feel so bad for Rainbow having to live her life in pain and neglect. She has such a happy positive personality and truly enjoys each day she has here in Rescue. She loves to be ouside exploring or hanging out with you gardening. She loves to watch television and plops down right in front of the set. If there is something she has to say - she stands up and starts barking at the TV. She is so mellow and loves every terrier here and they love and respect her. Rainbow loves her big donut bed and furry blankets which she has an assortment. She is such a darling and each day I get to spend with her is such a blessing.
Rainbow had her splenectomy on February 18th. The surgery went well. First they drained the massive amount of fluid in her stomach before removing the spleen. The fluid was from the heart and not from the spleen leaking. The tumor in the spleen was about golf ball size or larger and the vet felt it was a typical lipoma filled with blood and it is being sent out for biopsy. The liver was enlarged and also looked peculiar so a piece was sent out for biopsy as well. Good News for Rainbow. The Biopsies returned with the spleen tumor being benign. It is called a nodular hyperplasia. On the liver, the pathologist said it was the oddest thing she saw but was due to the heart and the fluid build up all these years. Rainbow had her staples removed and was so good just laying really calm and still. Then when she was put on the ground - she started hopping around like a baby goat does.
TEETH ARE BLACK & GREEN AND LOOSE
Rainbow went back to the hospital on March 18, 2019 for a full Dental Cleaning and to have 4 Growths removed. She was also having an Abdominocentesis as she looked to be bloated again. Rainbow had 9 teeth extracted - a canine, some molars and a couple incisors. She again did exceptionally well and was told that she jumped right up as soon as waking up from the procedures. The vet tech had painted her nails pink to make her feel pretty.
Rainbow went back to the animal hospital on March 22nd and had another abdominocentesis with 700 ml removed. She started out going once a month for tummy drains but it quickly moved up to once a week in June as her condition worsened. She continues to go once a week for a tummy drain and each week they remove from 1,000 to 1,400 ml of fluid. She did give me a scare last month when she was up all night coughing and struggling to breath. She went right to the hospital first thing in the morning where she stayed for observation and medication. Knock on wood she has been holding her own now, continuing to take her heart medications and getting the weekly drain.
RAINBOW LOVES TO GO SHOPPING
RAINBOW LOVES GETTING DRESS UP
RAINBOW HAD A SPA DAY. SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL WITH HER DARK COLORS, SPECKLES AND TICKING SHOWING. KANGA EVEN TOLD HER SHE LOOKED AND SMELLED PRETTY. SHE COULDN'T WAIT TO GET BACK AND GET A HOMEMADE CHICKEN JERKY