Enya is a sweet girl who joined Coastal on March 29th. She was sad, scared, shaking, vomiting, and refused to eat. Expressionless on her first walk, she slowly began to enjoy the company of our volunteers and other dogs, but still wasn’t eating.
She was admitted to the hospital a few days later, as she was showing signs that her health was seriously declining. A blood panel showed she had hypernatremia, a potentially life threatening condition caused by imbalances in water and sodium. Enya began treatment for her condition, and was ultimately diagnosed with idiopathic central diabetes insipidus. The good news is that she is responding beautifully to treatment, which will probably be necessary for her entire life. She’s been able to sleep soundly (something she hadn’t been able to do for days) and even eats about ¼ can of food a day.
Late last week, Enya was happy to go for a good walk around the vet, she urinated in the grass a couple times, but it was her decision to do so (not the incontinence she was showing before) and she even rewarded us with her first bowel movement since she joined the rescue 10 days ago! We, as dog lovers that have to care for sick animals, understand the joy of seeing a beautiful solid poop from a dog who was not eating for at least a week.
This is why we do what we do.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and Enya’s sponsors, Enya was able to get the attention she so badly needed. Next up for Enya? She’ll be continuing her care with one of our superstar volunteers. Soon she’ll be looking for a loving home where she can feel the warmth of her own bed and a new forever family.
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