He was a bait dog left for dead, covered in maggots! I’m trying to find the words, but I can’t. Sadness, anger took over. Just a baby being used as bait, covered in a puncture. Thousands of larvae. Having received an urgent call for help, we ran to the vet. ILYA receives the best medical care and is such a fighter. We will do everything in our power to save his life.
Day 2: Our Elijah is headed to a large animal clinic for surgery. Elijah is finally resting comfortably in the 24 hour animal clinic after 4+ hours of surgery to clean, wash and cover all of his wounds. amputation of the ear. Day 3: He has a long road ahead of him. fight for love! The bandage is changed earlier. Pink fabric from the area behind the left ear. Overall, it looks good.
The black skin on the neck will need to be removed as it dies. It seems that more of this skin dies in the area closer to the top of the head. He hasn’t eaten chicken yet, but he will. Day 4: Elijah won the hearts of the world, and we know how hard it is for you. Just remember that any bandage and any piece of gear put on him isn’t bad or scary, just try to think of them as his friends that save his life.
Every piece of equipment he has and every procedure he’s had, no matter how difficult, is another step toward his return to life. He fought well to be here. Day 5: Dr. Sastiel just called and sent me these videos. He eats! It is stimulated by love and touch. they all fell in love with our boy at the animal hospital. They keep telling me how cute he is and how much they love him. Elijah had 2 surgeries to remove dead tissue from being used as a bait dog, abandoned for dead, covered in thousands of maggots!
At the moment, he is on early separation, has a catheter and a feeding tube. how can a person with a heart understand this? we know the road to recovery will be very long! We are here to say that we will continue to fight for Elijah, no matter what. The only fight left for our sweet Ellie is to fight for life for love. Day 7! Ilya is doing well. He walked a little outside… Day 9: Ilya continues his fight for love, we will continue to fight for him! This is what he has under his bandages.
He looks good! The abscess involving the left anterior shin is improving. I am eating well, more active, very happy to see my little chihuahua mix today. I removed his tube this morning as he has consistently been feeding well on his own and was able to take oral antibiotics. Day 14: Ilya is feeling much better! Even though I know Elijah is headed in the right direction, it still kills me!!!! what he had to go through, operation after operation! Ilya fights for love! Day 21: Day 26: Ilya has made great progress, all his wounds and healing..
Ilya expresses his gratitude to those who help him… Day 28: Ilya, he is just the most amazing boy. He knows who saved him. He should feel much better with the staples removed. Sweet sweet boy, he is full of so much love even after all he has been through! Day 29: Ilya plays like a puppy with a toy, they really are little things fighting for love! Day 35: Ilya is just a dog! Ilya finds new friends and loves life! as it should be! we love you Ilya!
Day 38: Today is a great day, our Elijah said goodbye to the team of vets helping him… Elijah has found his forever home with his new mom…We are so happy for Elijah! Yes, sir, would you like to tell me something?
Our big boy is swimming! This kind of flirting… I just can’t…melting over it. My ray of sunshine still loves the car and hasn’t lost its eternal curiosity. Ilya is now the happiest dog in the world! He deserves his second chance after all the suffering he has endured. Thank you all!
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