Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for over 15 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Joyful came into rescue in November and she has so many following her story, so many who love her. She had no hair, except on her head, sores all over her body, trouble walking-- life had not been good to her.
She went to Sherry, who lives in my area, for fostering. Sherry has a gift with the special ones, a love for them and she is willing to give them special care. Joyful needed that.
Joyful has come so far, her hair is coming in, which we never thought would happen. She gained weight, she found a security that had not been hers before. She has her own "fan club" of so many who care about her. I think she has received more support and gifts that any dog we've ever had. She has quite a wardrobe and special beds, toys, and things with her name on it! JOY is everywhere.
This week, Joyful stopped eating and was lethargic.
I met her foster mom at the vet yesterday and I actually thought Joyful looked so much better than she had. She was fluffy, clear eyed, and seemed to be doing better. The vet, Dr. Courtney (Acredale Animal Hospital in Virginia Beach), examined her and said Joyful's heart murmur was worse, and that she could hear something in her lungs. It was decided to get an xray to make sure Joyful did not have pnemonia. Bloodwork was going to be done to make sure that was all okay.
But, while they were doing bloodwork, Joyful started turning blue. She was given immediate help and started to do a little better. Her heart rate was low, though, and she was in distress. Her foster mom held her and when her heart stabilized, it was decided not to do any more tests. They obviously stressed her out too much, and her body is very fragile. We will continue to monitor her and let her live her life-- however long that is. I love this picture of her-- she is just beautiful here.
We love you, Joyful-- we are all praying for you!! Keep living the joyful life you have now.