When Dr. Ali Thompson saw Bunny’s condition, she knew right away that they had a long road ahead of them. The seven-month-old pit bull mix was virtually a statue, a symptom of the deadly medical condition called Tetanus.
The bacterial infection makes the muscles very rigid that it is practically impossible to move, this includes opening the mouth to eat or drink. More often than not, Dogs perish from this condition.
Because Bunny’s owners didn’t seek medical help for her right away, the dog was already in an advanced condition when she was brought into the vet’s clinic. Dr. Thompson felt so bad for the poor pooch that she decided to foster her while undergoing treatment. She knew that the dog needed round-the-clock care if she was to survive the infection.
In the following weeks, the kind vet gave Bunny multiple IV injections every day. To feed her, she had to use a syringe and a tube as she couldn’t open her mouth. And to help relax her muscles, they needed to do several hours of therapy each day.
While it was taxing work to care for the dog, Dr. Thompson was inspired by the small improvements that she noticed with Bunny. It began when she realized that the dog was trying hard to wag her tail. And in two weeks, she was even standing on her own. This made the vet very hopeful that the pooch would make it and fully recover.
One month after the dog was brought in, she was back to her normal self. The doctor was so happy with her recovery and this made her realize that she has fallen in love with the sweet pooch. She was already emotionally invested in Bunny and couldn’t bear to see her move away. So in the next few months, she officially adopted her.
Thanks to this dedicated vet, Bunny is given a second chance in life, and she is going to live it with a woman who adores her.
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