Friday, July 1, 2016


 Has Joyful Grace only been with us since November??   Not that long, and look how far she has come.
 She came to us in such critical condition-- but with great care from PVPC and her foster mom, Sherry, she has thrived.  
 She loves her bed (one of the many gifts she was sent), her outfits, her friends.
 Joyful has been having sycope episodes lately.   Click here: Syncope | Dogs | Vetstream
It stresses her to go to the vet, but she had to go.   One of our wonderful vets at Acredale Animal Hospital in Virginia Beach, gently examined her.   Our vet could hear some crackling when listening to Joyful's heart.  Her heart murmur has increased to a 5+ out of 6.   The good news is that she has no cardiac arrhythmia (where the heart can't beat in a steady rhythm).    Click here: Canine Cardiac Arrhythmia   Joyful will go on three meds now to help her heart.   She will be rechecked in a week.   We will keep her vet visits to as few as we can do for her since they stress her so much, but we still have to give her the care she needs-- and we will!
Joyful has won all our hearts with her determination to live her life to the best she can.   We hope she is with us a long time!


LadyJicky said...

Sherry is doing a great job!!! Yeah for Sherry!!!!

Little Joyful is looking good in those photo's Linda!!!

Lost Earring said...

I love this little girl so much. Such a brave little thing who has fought like a tiger to recover from her rough ride in life until she was rescued.

Elisa Davis Martinez said...

So happy you are doing soooooooooooooo well and look wonderful. Thank God for all the wonderful angels that are helping you get you love You

Oliver J Chin said...

What a truly lucky dog to have found her way to you. Thank you for helping this precious baby. She has amazingly changed before our eyes. Just wondering if she is playful at all yet?

Queen Of Swords said...

Always beaut to read that little Joyful is doing so good, she is looking great. These photos are just magic of her.

Anne Haggerty said...

She's such a good girl. I'm so glad she is doing so much better. Sherry has done such good work.

Brenda Osborne said...

Love this baby girl!! So glad she is happy and doing well!! PVRC is such a blessing for so many precious babies!