Sunday, November 6, 2011

KODA update

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Hopefully the video above shows up for you. 
It is of Koda. 
She has come so far. 
To recap: my 6 yr old, 8lbs (soaking wet) female shih-tzu went from an active healthy pup to a paralyzed helpless pup in just 24 hrs. She became incontinent of pee all over the place & I had to help her move her bowels. She developed a bladder infection from decreased appetite & motivation to drink anything. She drug lifeless hind legs around with her front legs as much as her strength would allow! She never gave up!! 

Thanks to the support of friends & family & thru the Amazing Social Network Facebook- a friend/co-worker told me of a true miracle worker (Dr. Hamilton) who has been able to aid our puppy to walk again, after just 3 treatments of acupuncture, dry needling, herbal injections & canine rehab!! 
She's walking like her bum is 'drunk again' ....but she can only get better from here; however she will always have back problems. 
She is no longer peeing all over the place & she is able to move her bowels by herself. She makes her way to the door when she needs to go outside......just like before. Her personality is back 100%....wanting to play, eating like crazy & trying to play with her sister (our other shih-tzu) Roxy.......although Roxy,  is kinda afraid of Koda, since she hasn't really been physically active for about 3 that Koda wants to play, Roxy is freaked right out!! 


We are taking it day by day. We do rehab with Koda at home, daily as per the vet's instructions. We have a 4th treatment for Koda in 1.5 weeks. 

Let me tell you, I am definitely NOT THRU with the original vet (Selkirk Animal Hospital) who told us our puppy would need further tests & surgery in another province starting at a minimum cost of $3000.00!!! Have I got some words for them..............& not very nice words either. 
Some people may say "ah, leave well enough alone", but what those people don't understand is that Dr. Hamilton (where we are taking Koda for the alternative medicine treatments) worked at the Selkirk Animal Hospital for 18 yrs!!!! 
18 years! 
She started doing acupuncture while working at the Animal Hospital. 
They know what she does!!! 
Why was she not recommended to me!!!! 
Uh.....the nerve!!! 

Anywho.............Thanks for staying tuned with the "Dog Life & Times of Koda Smyrski"!! 


Janet said...

I'm so happy to see that Koda is on the mend. I totally agree with you about dealing with the first vet---they need a kick in the pants!

Keep going Koda!

Lori said...

OMG Corry that is amazing, I can't believe how well she is walking compared to when I saw her, totally amazing, brings tears to my eyes!

Dotty Jo said...

That's fabulous news! Jo x

Sandra said...

Hi, Oh how lovely to see she is on the mend although its going to take time every step will be to a quicker recovery :) Sandra H

Tanya said...

Wow, I am so happy for Koda that she is up on her own again! And her personality is back, she is a happy girl again! The video really made my day, way to go Koda!! hugs ~ Tanya :)

Claire said...

I was just thinking of you and Koda this morning and I'm so pleased to see her so much better. What wonderful news Corry, I hope she goes from strength to strength. I'd certainly be giving the vet a few strong words too
Claire xx

Margreet said...

What a wonderful news Corry!!
xxx Margreet

Dorcas said...

Oh Corry! I'm so happy to hear the happy ending for Koda. What a huge relief for you!!! Yay!!
8 lbs soaking wet....and my cat is 20 pounds dry. What is wrong with this picture? lol

Rhonda Miller said...

I'm so glad to hear that he is doing so well and that the treatments are working.

Chrissy said...

That's awesome news and great clip to happy for you all that he is on the mend...



That's wonderful! It's amazing how all it takes is love and a great person who knows their stuff! I'm happy Koda is running around, and she will only get stronger! Smiling! Made my day :O)

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! this is the most wonderful news Corry. I'm so happy for you all and way to go Koda!!!!! :o)

Donna x

Karyn S said...

yay, this is such good news! I'm so happy for you all. yay Koda!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Sounds like Koda is making some good progress!! I am so happy to hear that things are going better! :)

coops said...

aw this is wonderful cor.i am so pleased to see that koda is progressing in the right direction.

xx coops xx

Kim Kelley said...

Great news! So glad he is getting better!

marion said...

I'm so happy to see and read that KODA is doing so great. Hope that she will only go upwards and upwards. It's such a lovely dog. Give her a big hug from me. HUgs, Marion

Joanne said...

I am so happy for your little Koda. She is gorgeous and looks like she is very much loved. I think we live in the same area and will make sure not to go there. (not that I use a vet all that often) Good luck Koda!

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