Adoption Donation: $300.00
Jane's Angels!! Sheryl Silver, Sari Nieto, Margaret Lewis, Crystal Davis, Rhonda & Wayne Nelson, Gail & Benny Waldrop, Karen Blythe-Smith, Todd & Edith Lightfoot, Laura Craven, Kathleen Conway, Bobbye Harris, Susan Hager, Jacqueline Black, Patricia Gonzalez-Powell & Nuri Ellen Silvers, and Rita Holt. SCMR thanks you so very much for your support and so does Jane....
There is quite a story regarding this baby!!
Jane Seymour is a sweet little Maltese/Westie girl who came to us from a lady in Douglasville, GA who found her wandering the streets. She has been through so much in the short time she has been with SCMR! First of all she was very pregnant as is evident in her photos! 2 days after coming to SCMR she went into labor and could not deliver...too weak and the puppies were big. She had to have an emergency c-section and out popped 4 big puppies! Poor Jane was too weak from malnutrition to nurse and she had no milk anyway. So she spent the night at the vet's getting fluids and resting. And the puppies are being bottle fed by hand. Unfortunately Jane did not take to her puppies.
Jane has a locked jaw and can only eat by poking her tongue out on the left side and lapping up whatever she can get. We took her to have her jaw examined to see if she could benefit from surgery. The diagnosis is devastating. Jane is only about a year old. She has craniomandibular osteopathy which is a juvenile disease that presents around 4 or 5 months after birth. The bone just grows wild around the jaw and has locked her jaw shut. And the really bad news is nothing can be done...there is no treatment, not even at a university. This girl has been through sooooo much...we are determined to do whatever it takes to make her life better. Her foster mom is liquefying her food so she can get some nutrition. As long as it's soupy, she can lap it up. She is also getting Antirobe to help reduce bacteria on her teeth. After the puppies were born, she weighed 7.8 pounds. One week later she is up to 8.5 which is very encouraging! She is starved for more than just food. She soaks up love and attention and has much to give. Such a sweet baby. Won't anyone take a chance on Jane? We don't know how long she can make it with this condition but while she's here, she has a heart full of love to give. She could also use 'angels' to sponsor her. And your sponsor donation is tax deductible.
Update, Nov. 2016
Things are really looking up for Jane Seymour! Initially we were told nothing could be done for her condition. Thanks to Dr. Machael Pavletic of Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston who consulted on her case, Jane had tests done at the University of TN in Knoxville. And the team there is convinced they can do surgery on her jaw to restore it to working order! This is not just a cosmetic procedure...this will make the difference in whether Jane can have a normal life span. Untreated, the bacteria and eventual infection in her teeth will likely lead to heart disease and/or kidney failure. Restoring the function in her jaw will make it possible to clean her teeth and for her to get normal nutrition and not have to have her food liquified. Her surgery is scheduled for December 6th and has been made possible by extremely generous donations for which we are more grateful than we can say. It will be costly. In light of her prognosis, we feel Jane's adoption fee needs to be adjusted to be in line with a healthy 1 year old female. We don't usually increase a fee but we hope all will see that prospects for a healthy future for Jane have changed her circumstances.
Update, Dec. 2016
In a 5 hour surgery, Dr. Eroshin was able to extract all of Jane's teeth which were greatly infected giving her a great deal more room in her mouth. Due to some interior bone growth, they weren't able to restore her jaw hinge. Some bony projections inside her jaw presented problems. Removing them might have been a moot point since they were likely to grow back, so the removal of all the teeth has given her more room in her mouth so her tongue doesn't hang out so far. She is no longer swallowing all that infection which would inevitably lead to heart disease and/or renal failure. She will still need her food liquefied but can live a normal life span now, and she loves her food! She is a perfect 8.85 pounds. Everyone who contributed funds for Jane's surgery helped to make a miracle for Janie! This is our Christmas miracle this year!
She is currently being fostered in Chattanooga, TN.