Louise – Medical Hold

11/28/20:  Please welcome Louise.  She and her litter mate, Thelma were abandoned at a veterinary clinic by a breeder because they both have cleft palates. They were then surrendered to GEBR, where our one of dedicated volunteers will help nurse them back to health.

She was born on 11/28/20 and only weighs 4 ounces (a typical English bulldog weighs closer to 11 ounces when born).  The next three days are critical to her survival.  She will be tube fed every two hours for now.

12/5/20:  Louise is one week old and weighs almost 10 ounces now.  Her cleft palate his huge and she is struggling a little.  Her foster Melissa is currently having to suction her throat out to avoid aspiration pneumonia.  She is getting tube every two hours.

12/12/20: Louise weighs 13.5 ounces and her eyes are open.

12/24/20:  Louise weighs 1.8 pounds.  She is a little small for her age.  She is handling the tube feeding well but we will be giving her a little more each feeding to stretch her stomach a bit.  She is walking, standing and sitting.

1/2/21: Louise weighs 2.8 pounds and is now eating kibble soaked in goat milk; she is no longer needing to be tube fed.

Louise is not a available for adoption at this time. It will be a few months before she is able to have her cleft palate surgery and she will not be available for adoption until after that time. You are welcome to complete an adoption application for her and be put on a wait list.

Name That Bully Sponsor: Melissa Brown



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