Little Harley was feeling well enough to participate in the photoshoot with Candy Stick Photography!
We've never met any creature more determined to live than this beautiful little girl!
Despite being attacked at 5 weeks old, left with no medical care before coming to Pitties and Kitties, full of worms, a bacterial infection and chronic sinus and upper respiratory infections, Harley continued to fight for her life. Living with injuries that were already in advanced healing and dealing with her infections that we struggled to control, Harley then gave us a huge scare and started uncontrollably seizing. Everyone thought that it was her time. That her little body couldn't take anymore, BUT she decided that it was not her time. That she was going to FIGHT!
Harley is finally at home, discharged from the emergency hospital and resting safely with her loving foster family. She has beat the odds stacked against her over and over and over. Keep fighting girl! We are all rooting for you!! 💕
A HUGE thank you to all of our friends, family, followers and supporters for helping us with Harley's medical bills! Without YOU Harley would not be home!
As many of you know, our little Harley was admitted to Stark County Veterinary Emergency Clinic last night because she suffered a seizure earlier in the evening. While at the vet Harley continued to seize and was not responding to the medication being administered. She was admitted and the amazing staff at Stark Vet worked tirelessly overnight to try and stabilize our little girl. She was stable on and off, but the staff continued to monitor her and observe her continue to regress. She was conscious and able to eat a meal earlier today, but she quickly took another turn for the worse and had 3 more seizures. She has to be completely sedated while the vet works to ensure her stabilization and to keep her from seizing.
As the staff continues to do all that they can to stabilize Harley and make her comfortable, her prognosis is grim.
If you have followed Harley’s story from the very beginning, you will know that she has struggled with infections since she came into our care. Due to the inhumane neglect she received the weeks following her initial injury and before coming into our care, Harley has suffered from chronic sinus and upper respiratory infections. Because of these infections and Harley’s overall poor health, we were solely focused on bringing her weak body to a state of health so that we could pursue a CT scan to determine if she could possibly be a candidate for corrective surgery to her nasal and sinus cavity. Despite our continuous efforts, vet visits and constant antibiotic regimens to get our little girl healthy enough to undergo general anesthesia and a CT scan, she just never reached a point of true stability.
The doctors at Stark Vet do not believe that the seizures are a direct result of Harley’s injuries as they have stated that these symptoms would have presented themselves prior to yesterday if they were a direct result of the physical injuries. Also, seizures are a neurological issue, only to be determined by an MRI, which was never something that was recommended for Harley’s condition up until last night. Originally we were seeking to get Harley to a point where she could receive a CT scan.
Harley is growing! She's getting bigger and really developing her own personality. She is such a fun loving puppy!
Her health is not great. She is perpetually sick with chronic sinus infections. She is still not strong enough to be put under anesthesia for a CT scan. Her little body just wouldn't make it out of the sedation.
She has another vet appointment tomorrow to address the ongoing sinus infections she is struggling with.
Her eye is actually looking much better. It's shrinking and doesn't bother her one bit!
Harley has found a wonderful foster home to help her grow stronger and hopefully get these infections under control so that sedation is possible.
We will continue to update you as things change and progress! Thank you for your shares, donations, love and support for our little hero!
Harley is gaining weight, eating, drinking and playing like a normal puppy. She was seen by my favorite vet ever, Dr. Gainey and he said her eye poses no threat of pain, BUT, she needs a CT scan to determine if the damage done to her snout and sinuses can be fixed. Currently her sinuses are so damaged she is suffering from constant, chronic sinus infections. She was put on a doggie Zpack and we are contacting OSU to see about her CT scan and surgery.
Harley was rescued on 8/31/2016 after being attacked by a pregnant adult dog at 5 weeks of age. Her snout was crushed and her eye was severely damaged. Instead of seeking immediate medical care, her "owners" popped her eye back into the socket themselves and waited another 3 weeks before finding her another home via Craigslist.