About Daisy Mae
- Status: Adopted!
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie colors)
- Current Size: 4 Pounds
- Current Age: 13 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
- Location: Akron,OH area
- Housetrained: No
- Owner Experience Needed: Breed
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
11/11/07 Update: Daisy is doing great and is scheduled to be spayed on Tuesday 11/13
Daisy went back to the Vets for a check-up of her hips 2nd exam after her big surgery. She is doing great, will be on pain meds for 2 more weeks. Needs to be spayed have her dental done and she will be ready for adoption. Adoption $400
Daisy is walking around and doing pretty well. She is not using her right leg though. She walks on three legs. She won't put pressure on it and when she stands she is either holding it up or it is pointed towards her left leg as you can see in some of the pictures.
She goes in Tuesday afternoon for a re check and we are hoping to find out what is going on. It might just be from pain but we'll know more on Tuesday.
Daisy is doing okay. Picked her up this afternoon, she is walking around. Still seems very painful but that is not stopping her. She peed and pooped as soon as she got in the door:) She is walking on all 4 legs then you look at her and she is walking across the floor just in her front legs with her rearend up in the air. So hopefully she will eat and drink for me and is on the road to recovery. She is on pain meds and antibiotics and will go back to see Dr. Wilson next Tuesday to have stiches and exam done. I will try to get a good pic of her with her rearend shaved, she is camera shy. She is so tiny, nothing to her, you can really see it now with her whole backend shaved to the skin. Poor little baby.
Went up to the Vets today, she looks awful. Will not eat nor drink. Will not stand. Is very painful. So will call tonight and depending now, she might not come home Saturday, might have to stay until she is eating, drinking and not on morphine.
10/4/07 UPDATE: Daisy had her hip surgery done today, they did a Bil. FHO, so both of the femur heads were removed.. She will be in the hospital for a few days then come back to her foster home to start her physical therapy. Once she heals from her hip surgery she will have a dental(to remove many baby teeth that never came out) and be spayed.
Daisy Mae was born November 26, 2006 in a puppymill. And is a tiny girl at 4lbs. She lived there and was going to be used for breeding until just recently. Apparently one of her relatives was diagnosed with hip dysplasia, so this person took her into a local vets to be checked out. Once the diagnosis was not good he said to put her to sleep. She was no good to him if he could not use her to breed.
The vet called a local Humane Society who contacted us to see if we could help her.
Daisy was just seen by our vet 8/13 who confirmed the diagnosis. He is referring us to another vet who is familiar with the type of surgery that she will need. She will need both hips repaired.
Daisy sees another vet on 8/16. If he can not do it we will have to take her to Ohio State.
We will hopefully have an estimate of the cost for surgery.
Daisy is a sweet little girl who deserves every chance she can get. She knows no fear and her foster parents watch her like a hawk because she is always climbing on something to investigate it.
Here's a site that explains Hip Dyslasia.
Daisy saw another vet today and does not have hip dysplasia.
One look at the x rays and she was diagnosed with Legg Perthes Disease.
Legg Perthes Disease is something confused with Hip Dysplasia.
Basically there is little or no blood flow to femoral head and neck. The bone tissue dies. Daisy will need both of her back legs repaired as soon as possible. What they will do is cut out the ball at the top of her leg that is supposed to fit into the socket. Scar tissue will eventually replace this. She will need water therapy once her incision is healed and the vet feels that she will be walking without any pain by Thanksgiving.
Once she has her surgery and is recovered she will be ready for a permanent home.
Right now she needs your help.
We did get a great discount but still need to raise $700 for her surgery.
Donations can be sent either paypal or directly to:
WolfSpirit's Toy Breed Puppymill Rescue
2506 9th St. SW
Canton OH 44710
To learn more and read her updates as they come in please visit our main web site.