The Foster Mom will always take care of
the pup and
PuppymillRescue will pay all their vet care.
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Lilli our first
Megan our second Forever
As you may recall, Megan is my PMR forever foster.
The PMR board voted to make Megan a forever foster
last year after Dr. Carroll evaluated her health and
said that it would be unfair to either Megan or an
adopting family to move her to another home at this
stage in her life. Last year, he thought that Megan was
in her final months and our goal was to make them as
comfortable and peaceful as possible.
Well, Megan is still with us. In fact, we took Megan in
for her annual vet visit and she thoroughly surprised
Dr. Carroll. I guess we forgot to tell Megan that she
was dying. Megan is doing very well. She is
increasingly calm and seems to be breathing easier and
has been a little more active when she is awake. In
fact, she has even been a bit playful with McKenna and
some of the other pups from time to time. I never
expected to see Megan being playful.
Megan sleeps a great deal, but that is normal for her
age. She has another small hernia on the other side of
her tail, but Dr. Carroll wants us to just monitor it for
now. It doesn't seem to bother her and pushes back in
easily. Also, she has a small cyst popping up on the side
of her snout, but she doesn't seem to notice it either.
For now, it is not worth putting her under anesthesia to
address either issue. Likewise, rather than do a dental
for just a little bit of plaque, Dr. Carroll wants to start
giving her a liquid antibiotic the first five days of
every month as a preventative.
All in all, Megan has improved steadily this past year.
She has gained muscle mass and her increased calmness
has improved her heart rate and her breathing. Dr.
Carroll says that she could easily live another 3 to 4
healthy years. We are thrilled considering this time
last year he thought she was in her final months.
Thank you PMR for giving this little girl a chance to
really enjoy life and spend her retirement years in
I wish I could send lots of Megan pictures, but Megan
is horribly afraid of cameras. H ere is one we took in
May with Megan in the bluebonnets that grow wild here