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July 15, 2014
Providing for Paws is deeply sadden by the news we received last night. It is with very heavy hearts that we tell you, Momma Kohl was in for her nightly soaking at about 8:00pm last night, when she suddenly passed away. She was doing so well and Dr. Ruland was so excited because her jaw had fully fused back together this week. We had absolutely no indication this was coming and will never know the reason for her passing after doing so well the last month. Not only was this shocking to all of us, we are incredibly devastated by her passing. PFP is extremely proud to have been a part of trying to save her life, however we are even more appreciative of all the hard work and dedication that Dr. Ruland and her staff has done to do whatever it took to try and save her. We were only the go between to getting her to where she would get the exceptional care that she had and needed, along with her babies. We would appreciate all our followers to visit Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Ann Arbor's facebook site and thank Dr. Ruland for being so dedicated and loving to all the rescue animals that have come her way. PFP cannot thank her enough for all the love an attention EVH gives to each and every creature that is brought to her. R I P Momma Kohl, your babies are being so very well cared for, for you. EVH will be having her privately cremated and she will be forever in our hearts.
Update on Momma Kohl 7-2-14
These are photo's taken last week of Momma Kohl, who is recovering really well. Her babies are also doing well in their little incubator set up Dr. Ruland and the staff have set up for them. They have a chart numbered 1-51 and as they think of cool names for the babies they write them down next to the number. We will be looking for good homes for the babies and a special place for Momma can go to get taken care of once she is healed. Have made a call to the DNR and follow up call to Westland PD to see if anything was on the video to catch the person who put Momma in the trash can. Waiting to hear back from both.
Update on Momma Kohl 6-20-14
Momma Kohl had to be put in an e-collar because she is messing with her dental work. She was a little stubborn about getting it on by pushing her neck back inside her shell, and when she can't get her way, she kind of pouts about it. She really does have a little personality going on. She is doing amazingly well! What is left of her nose is beginning to heal really good and yesterday she was walking around trying to find a warm spot under the heat lamp. She still has 5 eggs that she still hasn't laid. Westland Police have not gotten back to me yet about anything on the video, so I will be doing follow up with them soon.
Update on Momma Kohl: Momma has not passed any more eggs since last night, leaving the count at 45 so far. There are more eggs in the birth canal that still need to come out. She has not been to active outside of water, however she does start moving around when they take her to water for a nice soak. She is not the best candidate for surgery since she is septic, however the wound to her jaw and face is in need of surgery to clean the infected areas and start rebuilding her jaw. The plan is to get her to surgery this afternoon with or without delivering all her eggs. If she has not delivered the rest by this afternoon, then they will be taken by C-Section when she goes into surgery. She is getting more IV fluids now and later will be given a feeding tub to help her eat. We are not sure of the long term plan as to where Momma or her eggs when hatched will go yet (60 days to hatch). We are looking into places that will give them all everything they will need and be in safe hands. Momma will most likely need a little extra care wherever she goes and possibly special foods that will soften in water when she is ready to leave the hospital.
Many of you have inquired about making donations and a chip-in for Momma Kohl. Since Dr. Ruland is doing the reconstructive surgery at her own expense (we love her for being here for all our animals, no matter how grave the situation is), we are asking for all of you to please make donations directly to Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Ann Arbor to help offset the cost of care for Momma Kohl and her babies. Donations to them can be made one of two ways. 1. Paypal will do donations to an email for them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can mail a check or money order to: Emergency Veterinary Hospital-Ann Arbor, 5245 Jackson Road - Suite E | Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Rest In Peace
Marco was taken to Emergency Veterinary Hospital-Ann Arbor, where they found him to be positive for Parvo and began treatment. Providing for Paws really could not afford to take him on right now since we have had numerous emergencies in recent weeks. However we did and Sadly Parvo was stronger than Marco in the end....
We are all saddened by the loss of little Marco
Rest In Peace Sweet Baby Boy
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