I am a six year old sweet gal in New Jersey. It is so nice to meet you.
I am in foster care now as my previous owner loved me but had health problems so my 2 sisters and I came to PapHaven. I was a happy, outgoing gal, following every step of my foster mom, loving my walks and cuddling on the bed, until disaster struck. I became very sick from not being able to hold down food or water. I was getting very weak as the doctors could not find out what was wrong. So I was put on an IV with nutrition and fluids. Many, many test were done to no avail as there were no symptoms or problems demonstrated at the local Clinic. I spent the last week plus in Emergency Care to save me as I was in critical condition. Next I was transferred to the Internal Medicine department to try to find the cause of my troubles. After more tests, it was decided to do an endoscopy to see where the possible problem might be. It was discovered there was an obstruction of scar tissue growing in the esophagus. I was so scared.... I could not even enjoy being loved on by the helpers. The surgeon together with PapHaven Directors, decided to try to remove it and attack it with steroids. Unfortunately, within 48 hours the scar tissue was growing back, just not as big as first discovered. My Foster Mom came and got me and we are trying to move food and water through the smaller area of scar tissue in my throat. The stay in the busy and loud hospital has made me so anxious and scared. My Foster mom is slowly helping me return to the normal happy gal I once was... I look at my Foster Mom with scared eyes and say: Can you save me? Do I have a future? Is there anything else that can help me? My Foster Mom says she will love me and take care of me for however long I have.
Naomi & Happy - first 2 paps rescued by PapHaven in 2003
Some of our PapHaven rescued Papillons need SPECIAL HELP. Some have medical problems that require Specialist or extensive veterinarian care with prolonged treatment and even longer foster care. While PapHaven will do whatever is needed to restore the health of these Special Butterflies, we also need help in doing so.
Hello, my name is Gardenia, and I need your help! Beautiful Gardenia has suffered from GERD for some time which has caused an obstruction in her esophagus that does not allow her to swallow food or water. After consultation with a local vet she was sent to the Emergency Care in critical condition and has cost PapHaven over $8,000. We NEED YOUR HELP!
Each new BUTTERFLY represents gifts totaling $200...
P.S. There is one (1), only one - Special Veterinarian in NY that can make a tube type item that could be inserted in the esophagus to open or hold open the restrictive scar tissue in Gardinia's throat so that food and water may pass through. This would be a last effort to save her life. Of course it is hugely expensive and long trip from her Foster Home in NJ. Could you help us save her?
UPDATE: Gardenia is in NY. The specialist hopes to do surgery on Monday 1/15/018 She is in the care of the Animal Medical Center 501East 62nd St, New York
The procedure was completed, and Gardenia is doing well in Foster Home eating and drinking on her own. In 6 weeks she will return to the Specialist for removal of the apparatus and an endoscopy to check the healing.