Our precious Dumbledore is now facing another terrible crisis. He cannot
stand or walk. He still has complete sensation in all limbs but he cannot
The vet did every test possible so far and the reports are troubling.
There is reduced intervertebral space between vertebrae T10 and T11 (T
stands for thoracic). Possible causes of this type of problem include
luxation, intervertebral disc disease, neoplasia, and discospondylitis. The
serosal (membranes that cover the walls and some organs of the thoracic and
abdominopelvic cavities). detail is poor, likely due to how thin he has
become. In just a month he has lost 45% of his weight. In addition he is
Dumbledore is in critical care support now with full support. He is on
antibiotics and is being handfed and or moved to a standing position with
the assistance of towel rolls. We are obtaining a bassinette so he can be
close by his primary caregiver at all times. He can be positioned so that
he can eat in this smaller space and if he needs to be moved in the night he
will be close by.
We are hopeful that the vertebrae will heal. We are offering support,
metacam, antibiotics and acupuncture. He will have a ct scan next to help
us understand the injury better.
We are all devastated that after his long struggle with chest wall
abscesses, four foot abscesses , a chin abscess and the horrid life he had
to live in prior to reaching us, that he now has to suffer this indignity.
Yet Dumbledore is adjusting and he is gentle, calm and seems to understand
and is not panicked by his physical status.
His Friend Barley licks his face and his bird friend sits and talks to him
during the day. He is surrounded with those who love him, excellent vets
and the best possible care. It is truly heartbreaking that he has to
Please send healing energy to Dumbledore. He is indeed a beautiful soul. He
will need loads of fleece bedding to soften and support him (we go through 6
pads per day as well as pee pads under that) . He will need funds for the
scan, medications, special harness needed for PT, and other special
equipment he may need to heal or live with this situation. He requires care
all of the time. Naturally there will be a need for ongoing vet support.
We will keep you posted on his well being. Please send Dumbledore your love
and support. These are very difficult days for him. You can send him
letters and we will be sure he hears every word.