Odin is just a simple Montana man looking for a place to call home. We can't figure out why we have not received much interest in Odin, he has it all good looks, charm, likes to cuddle and go for long walks in the park and much much more! Odin continues to do great in his foster home, he has been with them 8 months allready - and he is welcome there as long as it takes to find his match.
11/29/2015 ANOTHER GREAT ODIN UPDATE!
Odin went to the doctor two weeks ago for a follow-up and his lungs, bladder and overall his health continues to look great. Odin is a awesome dog, he loves his foster dogs, we even caught him sleeping with the cat a couple times (shhhh!) Odin is looking for the perfect home, while he doesn’t require much we are hoping to find him a home where his people are home the majority of the time and have a 6ft fence, he can jump if he wants to! Odin wants to be with you all the time so if he can tag along that is ideal too.
08/17/2015 PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED – ODIN GETS HIS MIRACLE
So much has happened since our last update and, with each medical test along the way, we tried to prepare ourselves for bad news. However, low and behold, the last two procedures (a CAT scan and another ultrasound) confirmed that Odin’s bladder masses have miraculously disappeared.
In our last update Odin was scheduled for a procedure called a “traumatic catheterization” which was performed. This was an attempt to get a sample of the masses and send them to pathology for testing. The results were inconclusive. There was further consulting with several veterinary specialists and it was decided that the next step was for Odin to have a complete work up and probable surgery at the Veterinary teaching hospital at Washington State University.
Odin stayed at the teaching hospital for four days and had several tests. His blood work looked good which we were happy to hear. We were surprised to learn that a urinalysis showed that there was no trace of blood in his urine. Odin had been doing well in his foster home but we surely thought his symptoms were due to return.
The next tests at the hospital were a CAT scan of Odin’s abdomen and a CAT scan of his chest. At this point we held our breath for the results and thought once and for all the doctors would be able to give us solid news. To everyone’s amazement the CAT scan could not find ANY masses in Odin’s bladder. We learned that it is possible for masses to be missed on a CAT scan so….after consulting with three other doctors including the first specialist who did the first ultrasound, it was decided to do another ultrasound (Odin’s fourth ultrasound in 11 weeks). Because the previous three ultrasounds had not shown a change in the bladder masses, EVERYONE was convinced that masses would be seen once again. However, it is truly a miracle that the masses had completely disappeared.
The explanation the doctors are giving is that the bladder masses formed as an inflammatory response to an untreated bladder infection. Odin had been taking antibiotics for several weeks which helped control the infection and stop the bleeding. They suspect that once the deep seated infection was cured the bladder healed. Whatever the thinking we are grateful for the fortunate outcome.
Odin is still a wonderfully sweet boxer and now he is finally healthy enough to be adopted. We can’t thank you enough for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers. You helped Odin get his miracle.
We have spent thousands of dollars on Odin throughout his ordeal but we were willing to spend even more to ensure he had a good life. We could not help dogs like Odin without your support. Please don’t forget to help us pay the bills. Every little bit helps.
07/09/2015 THE NEXT STEP FOR ODIN – HE DEFINITELY NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS
Odin returned to the hospital for his follow-up ultrasound and the test results revealed that the growths in his bladder have not changed in size. We were hoping that they were shrinking but sadly that is not the case. The primary vet who is treating Odin has discussed his case with three different specialists and they have finally agreed on a treatment plan. His case is complicated because one of the growths is in a precarious place.
On Monday morning Odin will return to the hospital for another procedure called a “traumatic catheterization”. The purpose of the procedure is to try and retrieve a sample of one of the growths to send to pathology to try and determine if the growths are malignant or benign. Odin will need to be anesthetized for the procedure which of course has risks of its own. Obviously we are deeply concerned and are hoping and praying for the best.
Odin is such an incredibly wonderful dog who is enjoying life to the fullest. We were assured by the doctor that he is in no pain at this time since his quality of life is our ultimate concern. Odin needs all of your prayers…please do what you can to work your magic. Odin needs all the help he can get.
06/05/2015 ODIN NEEDS LOTS OF PRAYERS
URGENT FOSTER HOME NEEDED AS WELL
We responded to an email plea from another organization located in Montana who was caring for a Boxer named Odin. Odin was having some health issues, and the organization reached out to breed specific rescues for assistance.
Odin was picked up as a stray. He was found wandering on an Indian reservation. The animal hospital located on the reservation also serves as the local pound. His owners were located but they decided not to claim him due to the cost involved. When Odin was picked up he was in poor condition. He was very thin and had blood dripping from his penis. It also appeared that someone tried to crop his tail with a rubber band (see photo).
Odin stayed at the hospital on the reservation for a month before we heard about him. The doctor began to address his medical issue and initially treated him for a urinary tract infection. After a course of antibiotics the bleeding finally stopped. However, it quickly became apparent that Odin’s medical problem was more severe than a minor infection and that is where NBR entered the picture.
One of our key volunteers happens to live in Montana and we quickly made arrangements for Odin to see a specialist for an ultrasound. Our volunteer drove several hours to pick up Odin and take him to the specialty hospital for his appointment. What the doctor discovered is that Odin has two polyp type growths in his bladder that are bleeding. The doctor said there was no simple way to tell if the growths are malignant or benign. His recommendation was to watch him closely, and if Odin remains symptom free he will do another ultrasound in one month to see if the growths had changed. If Odin started having symptoms he suggested we have his urine cultured. If the culture was negative he would recommend surgery. If the culture is positive he would treat with antibiotics.
Odin remained symptom free for several days and then he once again started to bleed. We immediately took him to our volunteer’s personal vet. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and took a urine culture as was recommended by the specialist. Unfortunately, the culture came back negative which means that Odin’s problem is definitely not an easy fix. The local veterinarian and the specialist are conferring and will discuss treatment options. We are asking for everyone’s prayers for Odin. We are hoping for the best and will do whatever is recommended by his doctors who are well respected in their field.
Sadly, Odin is currently being boarded in a small kennel and they are treating him with care. However, we do not want him to stay there for long. Odin is estimated to be about 4 or 5 years old and is a very sweet dog. He is wonderful with people, good with all sizes of dogs, and OK with cats.
We are desperately pleading for someone to foster Odin in Northwest Montana near the Whitefish / Kalispell area. Please spread the word. We are also asking for donations to help with Odin’s medical care.
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