UPDATE - 7/9/19:
We are heartbroken to report that on July 9th sweet loving Buddha lost his battle with cancer and went to the rainbow bridge.We believe that it was Lymphangiosarcoma that took him. This is a rare cancer that progresses rapidly and resists treatment. Buddha left medical bills around $2000.00 and your donations would be appreciated. Buddha made many friends in the 5 short months he was here. Anyone who met him, fell in love with him, and he will be greatly missed.
Meet Buddha, a very handsome 10 year old guy. Buddha came from a rural area, and had been dealing with chronic allergy issues for some time, and was kind of a mess when he first got here. We were able to scoot him right into his foster home, with Jerry and Lorene Thompson, and we are so glad they took this boy in! His ears were a mess, skin not the best. He was a bit gimpy, so we visited the orthopedic doc – Dr. Boekhout. Buddha has some pretty significant arthritis, and Xrays show his hips are not in good shape. There was a strange spot on his Xrays, and the vet was a bit concerned – wondering if there was a tumor hiding somewhere. So, another appointment with Dr. Tucker and an ultrasound was done. We were expecting bad news, but thankfully, Dr. Tucker did not see any obvious tumors. Buddha does have a weird shaped pancreas, a couple of cysts on one of his kidneys, and his liver is a little enlarged. We are currently waiting on test results, to make sure his pancreas is doing what it is supposed to. Jerry and Lorene have been taking Buddha to Alta Dogs, for some physical therapy, including the underwater treadmill, and he has done great. Through all these different appointments, Buddha has been a trooper. He is so mellow and easy going, and he loves everyone. He can meet any dog, and just wants to be friends. Buddha also has a good size growth on the side of his left eye. We are hoping to get the all clear to have that removed. Jerry’s hobby is photography, and he has taken some wonderful photos of Buddha. Buddha looks wonderful, and is doing so much better, thanks to the care he has been getting in his foster home. Our sincere thanks to Jerry and Lorene for taking such great care of Buddha! We don’t have a total, but with all the tests, labs for Buddha, his medical expenses are around $1600. If you can donate, to help offset some of his medical expense, we would be very grateful!