Hi there! My name is Blue Sky Sis but my family calls me "Sis". Mom told me that there is something called an abinersary coming up soon----I guess it's been one year since I've been living with my foster family so that's why they call it an abinersary!! Oh wait. Mom says it's anniversary.....I was saying it wrong.
Anyway, it's been one year since I got sick at the race kennel. I couldn't walk or even stand up when they found me there ! I think the people there thought I was a goner but the Dr. there called the nice people at Greyhounds Only to see if they could help me and guess what ?? They said "of course we will help Blue Sky Sis!!" And did they EVER !! First they sent me to see the Doctors at a place called Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services in Chicago. They helped me rightawayquick to feel better. I guess they do that for lots of greyhounds like me that need help fast. Then I went to see Dr. Kathi Berman at a place called Family Pet in Chicago so that she could help get me better. I really liked it at that place. It really was like being with a “family” there ! The people that took care of me were all very nice but they had to send me to a different hospital because I needed some special tests that couldn't be done at Dr. Kathi's place. So then I went for a long car ride from Chicago to Aurora IL and I met my new doctor.
Her name is Dr. Mercier and she is a neurologist. She takes care of dogs and cats that have trouble walking because they have problems with their brain. She did lots of tests at the hospital and found out that part of my nervous system was all swollen and Dr Mercier gave me medicine to help make it better.
This is what I looked like when I met my Dr. for the first time.....
While I was staying at the hospital, I met my foster mom. She promised to take the very best care of me and to make sure I get better. I sure am happy she took me home with her because I have 2 other greyhounds there that are my verybest friends now. Oh, and my foster mom loves me too and makes sure I get my medicine like I’m supposed to.
I'm feeling better now but I do worry about something. I know that all of the tests to check to see if my nerves are still swollen and to take pictures of my brain are very expensive. I know we needed to do them but I feel bad because it has taken me so long to get better and there are other dogs that need help too ! It's not just me. Sometimes those other dogs need to have an operation to get better and that can cost a lot of money too. Other dogs just need some medicine and need to go see their Dr. more often than other dogs do. Mom says we're ALL really SPECIAL and we all NEED your help.
If you are able to help Greyhounds Only help me and other "special" pups, please send your support to Greyhounds Only, Inc., Sis' Fund, 335 E. Geneva Road, #173, Carol Stream IL, 60188. Mom says there is something called a tax deduction that happens when you send money to help us. That sounds pretty special too!