Nestle



IMPS ~ HELP needed FL - 16 May
--- little red girl in FL - 16 May
--- little red angel, Nestle - 17 May
--- Nestle - 17 May
Nestle update - 18 May
--- Nestle and Rick - 18 May
Good morning from Nestle - 20 May
--- Friday a.m. ~ greetings from Nestle - 21 May
Pics of Nestle - 21 May
Nestle coming to Kissimmee - 22 May
More Nestle pics from Susan - 23 May
--- Hi Mama Susan it's me Nestle - 23 May
Nestle update - 25 May
--- Nestle update - 27 May
Pics of Nestle and Oliver - 26 Sep


IMPS ~ HELP needed FL

Sun, 16 May 1999 13:22:53 EDT - from Susan

I just rec'd. this message from Judie of Spay Lee (helped us with Lister). I need help on this one. I left a message and they called me back. They were putting her down tomorrow. I've stopped that, but I don't know how we're going to deal with this. She's been hit by a car and has a broken leg. She's on pain meds and nothing has been done for the leg. She's also pregnant.
The arrangements I've made is to get her out of there to my vet to have her evaluated. I don't have a clue as to whether they can do surgery on a pregnant dog. She's a red minpin, cropped and docked. Small, but obviously pregnant. I have no clue as to whether she was intentionally bred or not, therefore, they may or may not be pure minpin puppies. I'm open to suggestions here. I have no clue as to how to proceed. I can't foster her and I don't have a clue as to how to deal with a pregnant dog. I just couldn't let them put her down tomorrow. Was I wrong??

Susan

<<Hi Susan- - Judie here.....
It's Sunday- 11:30 AM- I am at Lee CO ANimal Services- there is a female red probably pregnant- with a broken front leg. She is scheduled to be PTS Monday. Can or do....you want to intervent? ...
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Sun, 16 May 1999 19:37:02 EDT - from Susan

OK, I'm between Scarlett and Molly (like in Ringwold the red-headed actress) for a name. I'll be at the shelter at 8 a.m. I'll meet my vet at 8:30 a.m.

My vet is great ~ they're actually a husband and wife team. I found them when I was looking for a vet to neuter Rusty (Carla's little boy) and work with IMPS on prices. The other two vets that I had dealt with my girls were a bit elitist and wouldn't budge on price. When the Scotts agreed to help IMPS, they became the vets for the girls also. I figured it would only be right to give them the ability to charge me full price on my girls when asking for help on rescues. (Very profitable for them given Lexus' recent illness and the three physicals they had last month!) Anyway, I'll report in tomorrow once I know how we're going to proceed. Everyone keep your fingers crossed for Scarlett/Molly. Let's hope that we can do well by her and her pups.

Thanks for everyone's responses on this little girl. I know that given her particular medical situation that IMPS will be hard hit with vet costs even though the Scotts discount for IMPS. Any contributions for her care will be GREATLY appreciated. Also thanks to all who have agreed with my decision to "rescue" her ~ although I knew what my heart told me to do, I also realize that many might think that having a broken leg and being pregnant are too big of a responsibility to deal with ~ financially and otherwise. Certainly the shelter was amazed when I said that IMPS would take her. THANKS to all of you!

Susan

Mon, 17 May 1999 14:17:10 EDT - from Susan

Our little red angel is actually a chocolate angel, who I've now named Nestle (Hershey sounded like a boy's name). She was waiting for me this morning. What a pathetic site. She was shivering in the back of the cage holding her paw up (it's just dangling) and basically surrounded by wet papers and "the softies". I carefully lifter her out of the cage and placed her into my pet crate, and she tried to snuggle into the soft towel that I placed inside. I signed her out of that place (I couldn't even look around, it was so depressing) and took her to my vet. The shelter let me have her x-ray. Her leg is badly broken and will require surgery and a pin. This will more than likely negatively affect the puppies, so the vet is prepared to abort them if necessary and spay her while doing the leg repair. It's not my first choice. In a perfect world, they would all be fine, but we have to take care of "mom" and what's best for her is to have her leg repaired. Of course, at this point, I'm not sure if she is pregnant. The vet tech couldn't tell this morning whether she is or whether she just had a litter. Also, if she is pregnant, we don't know what affect being hit by a car had on the litter or the pain meds that she's on. There are a lot of question marks here, so I've put my faith in Dr. Scott to make the proper decisions. I'll probably know something late this afternoon. I called at noon and they were cleaning her up, but hadn't done any exam (they were swamped this morning). Most likely, she'll stay overnight and I'll pick her up at some point tomorrow.

Although I did not ask for an estimate of costs, I'm quite sure that this will hit the IMPS account pretty hard. She needs surgery, shots, heartworm test, fecal exam, either care for the pregnancy or spay, etc. Even discounted, this won't be inexpensive, but if you could see her, you'd see that she's worth every penny. For those interested in contributing to Nestle's cause, please make checks payable to Susan Lyons, IMPS Account and mail them to me at P.O. Box 770672, Naples, FL 34107. She, IMPS and I appreciate your kindness.

Many thanks!
Susan

Mon, 17 May 1999 17:27:06 EDT - from Susan

Nestle wasn't pregnant afterall. Apparently she has been and perhaps more than once. The vet will have more info for me tomorrow when I pick her up. She's severely dehydrated and needs proper nutrition. The vet guestimates her age to be about 5 yrs. old. She is heartworm negative, but has hookworm, so she's being treated for that. Her leg has been repaired and the vet feels that it had been broken for some time as fibrous tissue was forming around the break. This little girl needed us badly by the sounds of it.

She'll be ready to be picked up at the vet tomorrow morning. Vicki, we need to come up with a transportation plan as soon as we can.

Thanks all. I'll update again tomorrow when I have more concrete information.

Susan

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Nestle update
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Tue, 18 May 1999 14:56:46 EDT - from Susan

I called the vet at noon and she's doing well and is ready to be sprung! I've got a doctor appt. at 3:15, so I'll go right after that. I did get some additional information. It appears that she's had several litters and had at least one C-section. The vet found a small mammory tumor which has been removed and there's no other sign of any other problems, so she has been spayed and her "puppy mill", or whatever, days are behind her. They also noticed that her left hind leg had been broken at some point also and it has healed (it has calcification ~ I'll ask about that when I pick her up).

I believe I already reported that she's been tested for heartworm and is negative. I'll start her on preventative tomorrow. She's also been given all her shots and I had them do the microchip.

She will need follow up care on the leg. The sutures will need to be removed in about 10 days, then a re-check at 30 days, and pin removal in about 8-10 weeks. My vet will give me all of her records so she can have the follow up work done at Vicki's vet.

The vet tech is in love with her ~ guess she's a real sweetheart. We did good everyone! :):):):) Thanks again!

Susan

Tue, 18 May 1999 21:05:00 EDT - from Susan

First, let me say that Nestle does a b-line for the heart. Trust me! She's asleep on my lap. She's had a rough couple of days and a rougher life, but it's all rosey from here on in. She's had three surgeries (shoulder, spay and mammory tumor removed) so she's got three different incisions. The only one giving her any problem is the shoulder. It bled a bit, so I cleaned it up and put a gauze pad on it. I'll remove it in the morning so air can get to it to heal, but I wanted to stop the bleeding and keep her from licking it. She can't put her leg down at all, so she's hobbling on three. The left rear leg isn't in great shape either. My vet would have done some work on that also if not for 1) she was under anesthesia for so long and 2) it's the same side as the shoulder. They suggested that it be attempted when the pin is removed in 8 weeks or so. The break has calcified, so she has a huge knot at the joint, but the leg is forced out a bit. It should be handled while she's still "young" enough. Speaking of age ~ the guestimate is anywhere from 5 to 8 years old. Probably 6. She's had litters and at least one C-section. She has the show crop ears, so she might have been a show dog, but more than likely her last few years were strictly to pump out the pups and she wasn't cared for at all. Her teeth aren't in great shape. She's missing a few and at least one is broken off, but it doesn't detract at all from her beauty and she IS beautiful. She's heartworm negative and I'll start her on preventative tomorrow. I'll also start her on some vitamins to help with her "dandruff". Her coat is very nice, but she's full of flakes. She did have a couple of fleas, but that's been taken care of and her nails were clipped and her ears cleaned. I did remove some matting from her coat when I brought her home. It wouldn't clean off, so I cut it away. She's still quite thirsty and understands that grass has a purpose (wonder if she could give my girls a refresher class?!). She's also starting to kiss ~ my girls are GREAT kissers. She likes her ears and chin rubbed ~ typical minpin ~ and she is really, very, very sweet. I'm sure in a few days she'll get her spunk back. Right now the only spunky thing is her tail :)

Anyway, Nestle told me to say thanks to IMPS and those on the list who have supported her rescue both in spirit and financially. She knows, as other rescues do, how truly lucky she is. This one was close, and when you look in her eyes you'd think she knew it too.

Second subject: Rick. Rick emailed me yesterday. He learned of Nestle's plight and has offered to financially support her rescue as well. I emailed my thanks and asked that he consider coming back to the list and IMPS. I'm not sure that he will, but we now know that he isn't very far from us and his heart remains with the rescue and care of minpins. Rick, if you get this post, thank you. Thank you very much.

Back to stroking Nestle. She prefers at least one on her vs. the both on the keyboard. :)

Susan

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Good morning from Nestle
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Thu, 20 May 1999 10:18:56 EDT - from Nestle

Well, I learned how to get attention at 2:30 a.m. It was fun to see "Mama" (my foster mom) come running when I started barking. She took me out and I piddled and when she put me back in the nice cushy crate, I started to whine a bit, so she held me and we watched t.v. for awhile. I really know how to "play" her ~ it only took me a day to figure it out. I'm pretty smart.

I've been getting this really nice prescription food to beef up my strength and help with my coat. It seems to be working because I don't have dandruff anymore ~ this stuff must work really fast. Plus I've been having some people food which I rather enjoy.

I'm getting around a bit better. I follow Mama around when she lets me (she doesn't want to tire me out too much or make me sore), but most of the time she keeps me in her lap (which I love ~ that's when I get my best sleep) or in her arms when she's walking around. She talks to me a lot and and I now give her kisses and wag my tail a lot. She seems to like that. I like pleasing her 'cause she's been pretty good to me. Her other girls seem to be jealous of me, but that's OK ~ I don't mind them. I'm the one in Mama's lap ;)

Last night my ears were itchy, so Mama cleaned them out for me. That felt really good. She said that I got the dirty ear award this week. I wonder if that means I'll get a trophy.

Well, we're at work now. I've helped out a bit this morning, so now I'm tired and am going to get some sleep on my favorite lap. I'll write more when I wake up later, OK?

Hi to Vicki, my new mom. I'll see you this weekend. Please have a nice lap waiting for me there too, OK??

Thanks to everyone who's helping me. I'm really worth it. I'm such a good girl. I keep hearing that ALL the time, so I'm starting to believe it. :):):)

Love,
Nestle

Thu, 20 May 1999 20:59:14 EDT - from Nestle

I'm REALLY exhausted. I did a lot of work from Mama's lap today. I met some bankers, who thought I was really neat. They talked about their dog friends ~ Golden Retrievers ~ aren't they those big furry blonde things?? Anyway, Uncle Steve (Mama's partner) bought me a hamburger and fries from McDonald's (I think that really helped take care of my constipation problem), but Mama wanted me to share it with her, so I did. It was only fair, after all. I've been asleep on the cushy couch since we got home. Mama said I had to wake up for awhile so I won't keep her awake at 2:30 like last night. What's wrong with 2:30?? There's some good t.v. on then. Anyway, I just thought I'd say good night. The girls told me to say "hi" for them too. They're still jealous of me, but they seem to be a bit more tolerant today.

I'll check in with everyone tomorrow. Nightie, night.
xo
Nestle

Fri, 21 May 1999 09:52:03 EDT - from Nestle

<< .smoozin with the Bankers, eating McDonalds sleeping on the sofa and watching TV.....Ahhhh the good life....Pam N Friends>>

And it got even better, Auntie Pam. Last night, Mama and I slept in bed together. The other girls were in another bed and Mama and I had a spare room all to ourselves. I started out in the crate, but after an hour or so, I did my routine (the one that worked so well at 2:30 am the night before), so up I went into the cushy bed with the nice soft comforter. I fell asleep resting against Mama's chest and I stayed their ALL night long. I didn't MOVE. I knew I had a good thing going so I wasn't going to spoil it.

I had breakfast this morning, then Mama took me to the store and bought me a "Mad Dog" to play with. Now we're at work and I'm on a cushy pillow that Mama brought from home in a chair right next to her. Pretty soon I'll do the routine that I've learned so well and she'll put me in my favorite place ~ her lap. Boy am I smart or she' just one big mush over me. Probably a little of both.

Well, I'm going to catch a few winks before we really start working today. Bye.

Love,
Nestle

Fri, 21 May 1999 14:14:31 EDT - from Nestle

Whew! What a morning so far. Mama and I have been doing all kinds of work today. Busy, busy. Now, I'm going to take a nap for awhile ~ guess where??? :):):):):)

Mama told me that tomorrow morning she's going to take me to see Lonnie who's coming to Ft. Myers to transport me to Tampa where I'll meet my new mom, Vicki. I'm a bit scared, but I guess I'm excited too. I hope the new family likes me. I'll be a really good dog for them if they decide to make me part of their family. If not, Mama told me that she'd come get me and try to work something else out. I know she's really sad now because she doesn't want to let me go, but I know that she really can't keep me. She did what she could for me and I know I own a big piece of her heart. That'll always be mine, and I'll be lucky 'cause I'll also have a new family to love me. Who's better than me? :)

Thank you for being my ride tomorrow Auntie Lonnie, and I'll see you tomorrow new Mama, Vicki. I'll have all my wordly goods with me and would like to have a nice cushy place to sleep and a lap to lay in. I do need a little extra help right now because I'm still recovering and can't walk very well. I hope I won't be too much trouble. As Mama keeps telling me, I'm really worth the extra effort.

Off to sleep now. Bye.
Love,
Nestle

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Pics of Nestle
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Fri, 21 May 1999 22:08:16 EDT - from Susan

Nestle Susan,Nestle

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Nestle coming to Kissimmee

Sat, 22 May 1999 07:44:13 EDT - from Vicki

Well, today's the day that Nestle comes home to Kissimmee.I am meeting Lonnie in Tampa between 1:00 and 1:30 I can't wait to finally see her and love her!!!!!!!!!! I'll let everyone know when we get HOME. Thank you yo everyone out there who helped Nestle she still has a long way to go I'll keep everyone informed on her progress. And to Susan I want to thank, You most of all, you will always be a part of her life I will make sure of that. Nestle has two mommy and always will. I'll try bring her with me to the nationals in June Wendy I heard you might have some idea's how that can be done I know we (IMPS) are going to have a table there I'm not sure if they will allow her to go in as a rescue for the group let me know if you have any ideas? Nestle being there will probably make Susan come to the nationals to see her.
Vicki,Shadow,Deke and now Nestle
IMPS FL

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More Nestle pics from Susan

Sun, 23 May 1999 19:44:49 EDT - from Susan

Nestle

Nestle

Susan,Nestle

Nestle

Nestle

Hi Mama Susan it's me Nestle

Sun, 23 May 1999 18:02:46 EDT - from Nestle

Well, I made it to Kissimmee on Saturday afternoon I really miss Mama Susan and I know she misses me it was hard to say goodbye.Aunt Lonnie picked me up from Mama Susan and brought me to my second Mama Vicki. She said I was beautiful and so sweet. We got to my new home and I was a little scared but after a while I started feeling right at home. I follow Mama Vicki everywhere she goes she takes my bed with her where ever she goes because she knows I want to be close to her. Mama Vicki say's I go pretty fast for only using three legs I like everyone here they all love on me so much. Mama Vicki told me I'll be going to see a doctor tomorrow about my eye's and then on Thursday to have stitches taken out. I got to sleep with Mama Vicki and Papa Jim I have been given both of them lots of kisses.
Well, mama Vicki say's it time for me to eat so I'll bark at all of you later. Mama Susan I. Love You and miss you hope your not to sad without me.
Mama Vicki will write tomorrow about my eye's.

Vicki,Shadow,Deke,Nestle
IMPS FL

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Nestle update

Tue, 25 May 1999 20:01:00 EDT - from Vicki

Nestle is doing better every day she is finally pooping regularly she was extremely constipated. She loves being outside just putting her beautiful head up and smelling the air and laying in the grass. My vet called me today wanting me to take Nestle to Dr.Bogan in Orlando I've never been to see him before, he is an orthopedic specialist but my Vet reassured me that he is good. He will also give us discounts on Nestle's care My appointment is on Thursday at 11:00am he's not charging us anything for this visit. My vet Dr. Brogman(simialer names huh) told me that Dr.Bogan clinic in Orlando is better equipment for Nestle's follow up care. So Nestle will get the best.
The best is what she deserves. I will post everyone as so as we get back on Thursday. Thank you everyone for giving so much to our little baby Nestle.
Vicki,Shadow,Deke,Nestle
IMPS FL

Thu, 27 May 1999 17:15:51 EDT - from Vicki

Well, we are back from the vet. Nestle still has a long way to go. Her back leg is not broken or fractured but it is severely dislocated she will need to have a pin permanently place to align her ankle bone back in place. Her front leg is healing nicely she is starting to use it more.Dr.Bogan also found another mammory tumor that needs to be removed. And her teeth (what's left of them) and gum need a good cleaning.
Her estimated cost for everything was $1,124.52 but I sighed her up on a wellness plan that will run me $39.99 a month with that plan her estimated cost went down to $658.94. There is also a small chance the pin in her front leg won't work, then they would have to permanently place a pin there and the cost of that would be extreme.
But he said her leg is healing good and he doesn't suspect that to happen let's keep are fingers crossed. Nestle's care all together is going to reach over $1,200.00 and I know a lot of people think that it is crazy to spend that much money on a "dog" But, Nestle is worth it she has been thru so much. She deserves a chance she deserves to be loved and I am not giving up on her. We have decided to adopted Nestle She is already a part of our family. We are willing to take on the responsibility of care for her
I couldn't see anyone else caring for her (except Mama Susan of course) she is the most wonderful little girl she has won are hearts and we are willing to do what ever it takes to make her better We love her! Well, writing this is making me cry so I'll finish this up Nestle has a vet appointment in three weeks to look at her leg (X-rays) they will then set a date to do surgery they will do everything at one time.
I'll keep everyone posted on her progress.

Vicki,Shadow,Deke and Nestle
IMPS FL

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Pics of Nestle and Oliver
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Sun, 26 Sep 1999 11:41:24 EDT - from Vicki

Hi Mag here is (i hope) some pics of Nestle and Oliver

The first one is of Nestle with her Wonderful Vet Dr. Bogan


Nestle,Dr Bogan

The second one is of Nestle resting in her favorite spot on the couch in the living room she had just had her last surgery a week earlier. You can see her cast and cute little shoe.

Nestle

And the last two are of my little Oliver he was an IMPS rescue too. He is the one who has been seizuring lately. He only weighs 4.6lb But, don't tell him that he thinks he's a Great Dane LOL

Oliver

Oliver

Vicki and the Gang
IMPS FL

Sun, 26 Sep 1999 13:21:53 EDT - from Vicki

Hi Mag could you put this pic on the site too. It's a better pic of Dr. Bogan and Nestle.


Nestle,Dr Bogan

Thanks,
Vicki and the Gang
IMPS FL

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