Saturday, January 15, 2011

SAVING EROL UPDATE

Today Erol was able to pull himself up and stand on his own,
on all 4 legs and sqatted to poo.
He was a bit wobbly and weak but his
super foster mom, Jean, was right by his side to help if he needed her.
After he did his business, he walked up the two steps
to go back inside and walked, on his own, back to his bed.
This is the first time Erol has held his own weight
and walked since December 19th!

Erol's appetite is great and he continues to gain weight.
Jean says he looks very regal when he is sitting up in the yard,
looking around and taking in all the sights and smells.
He is still not comfortable being alone outside
but hopefully, when he is stronger and more mobile,
he will have more confidence.
Jean says he has a strong will to survive.

We are cautiously optimistic and hope Erol
will continue to improve.
Once he is stronger and has recovered from
Coonhound Paralysis,
the next step will be to have an ultra sound on his heart
to determine whether or not he can be treated for heartworms.
He has a long road ahead of him but he is
making progress,
one day at a time.

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