Rocky came into BHNW's care last week at the tender age of just 3 weeks. Rocky is suffering from a congenital condition called megaesophagus in which the esophagus is enlarged and lacks muscle tone. Rocky also has pneumonia as a result of his esophagus not functioning properly. Rocky is appropriately named after Rocky Balboa. Despite significant odds against him in his early weeks, he has not only fought to survive but he is growing, playing and thriving. Many dogs can live long lives with this disorder when receiving proper care for this condition.
We first and foremost want to assure the public that Rocky is comfortable and not in distress. Rocky has a very long and tenuous road ahead of him as his team of medical experts helps him with his recovery from pneumonia and monitors his overall health. Our team has his very best interest at heart and we will always keep that in mind as his conditions changes ? hopefully for the best. We will continue to monitor his comfort and quality of life in the weeks to come. Rocky's challenge this week (he is 4+ weeks now) is for us to continue to see improvement in his pneumonia and to start to see if he can make the transition from formula to food. We will of course, continue to provide updates on his condition and we will be sharing more about this condition and care requirements with future posts.
We need your help! Rocky's care will be very expensive. He is facing ongoing specialty care, medication, x-rays, treatments, and possible surgeries. He, and all the dogs in our care, receive the best care possible. We cannot provide the opportunity for health and happiness for these dogs without the generous support of our donors. None of our volunteers are paid and all proceeds go directly to the care of the dogs. Will you please consider donating to Rocky's care today? All donations that are not used for Rocky will go towards the care of other bullies in our foster program.