Update on Henry

henryupdate2Henry was taken to the Spokane Veterinary Surgical Specialist Group on February 25th. He saw Dr. Howard Lawrence who did an ultrasound and found that Henry had one of the largest External Liver Shunts that he had ever seen. He took Henry immediately into surgery and  2  1/2 hours later, Henry finally had blood flowing properly through his liver for the first time in his life.

Henry spent the night at the hospital for observation. He then went home with his foster mom Lanette and her husband who spent the next week nearly glued to Henry’s side. His recover was rough, he cried all the time and nobody got much sleep at all. The Dr. said this was normal as Henry’s body and liver were not use to functioning properly and so it was kind of a shock for his system.

henry5Finally, about a week after the surgery, Lanette got up in the wee hours of the morning and went to check on him and discovered Henry sleeping peacefully for the very fist time since the surgery. He had hit a turning point and ever since that time, he has continued to recover and grow stronger every day.

Henry with his foster dad. When Henry gets tired he pops him in his coat and carries him around the yard as his siblings play.

Henry with his foster dad. When Henry gets tired he pops him in his coat and carries him around the yard as his siblings play.

He still can’t keep up with his siblings and he tires quickly but he is recovering and has a beautiful light in his eyes that wasn’t there when he came to us. Henry goes back today to get his sutures removed and later this week will see Dr. Jess and have his liver values re-tested. We will keep you posted.

We want to than everyone who donated to make Henry’s surgery possible. Henry and his siblings will be available for adoption soon so please call if you are interested.



About colvillevalleyanimalsanctuary

The Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned, neglected, and otherwise homeless companion animals. We provide both crisis and long-term sheltering, medical care, fostering, and adoption services - all with the goal of placing our animals permanently in safe and loving homes. We spay and neuter all of the animals in our care and actively promote, through financial donations and community support, the effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Stevens County. By example and through education, we promote and advance the values of responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.
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One Response to Update on Henry

  1. Easter says:

    What lirteabing knowledge. Give me liberty or give me death.

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