Kingsley needs x rays , bloodwork , neuter

Kingsley arrived to us here with severe trauma to the neck, side, and face. He was all tail wags and smiles despite the horrendous ordeal he has been through.

He has one of the sweetest smiles we've ever seen. Kingsley was found as a stray in an awful state, inevitably ending up in a kill shelter in Florida because of his injuries, and obvious disability. Kingsley did really well during his neuro appointment; we are now having a spinal x-ray to rule out any malalignment of his vertebral column. If it comes back normal, an MRI is the next step in his long recovery. His injuries are located on his spinal cord, which causes something known as wobblers syndrome. Possible causes include: 1) traumatic injury to spinal cord (he was possibly hung by his neck), or 2) spinal chord stroke (fibrocartilaginous embolism).

Tomorrow we start further assessments, x-rays, and blood work. It will be a long road to figure out what is actually wrong with him, but his strong and loving heart assures us this gorgeous pup will be make it through.

PLEASE help us support Kingsley. He deserves all the love and support in the world.







Updates

  • I would say that we definitely took a “step“ forward today, no pun intended :-) Kingsley will be fitted for some orthotics and we will start working diligently on trying to build that muscle and retrain his brain to walk. It's confirmed that he does have nerve damage hopefully strengthen those muscles day by day to the best we can., and there will always be a missing piece of the puzzle as we do not know what kind of trauma he suffered. There are a lot of theories, but since he can't talk and tell us we will just deal with it day by day. I'm very happy with the visit today. Kingsley is just going to need someone very dedicated to help him to learn to use these braces he's hopefully strengthen him day by day. He such a good boy, very cooperative and gave everybody kisses all throughout the exam.

    He is currently located in Stuart Florida stay tuned for updates

    March 07, 2018


  • I would say that we definitely took a “step“ forward today, no pun intended :-) Kingsley will be fitted for some orthotics and we will start working diligently on trying to build that muscle and retrain his brain to walk. It's confirmed that he does have nerve damage hopefully strengthen those muscles day by day to the best we can., and there will always be a missing piece of the puzzle as we do not know what kind of trauma he suffered. There are a lot of theories, but since he can't talk and tell us we will just deal with it day by day. I'm very happy with the visit today. Kingsley is just going to need someone very dedicated to help him to learn to use these braces he's hopefully strengthen him day by day. He such a good boy, very cooperative and gave everybody kisses all throughout the exam.

    He is currently located in Stuart Florida stay tuned for updates

    March 07, 2018


  • Tuesday , we will seek a second opinion with another local neurologist. We want to be sure that we have done all that we possibly can medically for Kingsley - stand by for another report . 


    Team TLM

    March 01, 2018


  • KINGSLEY UPDATE AFTER MRI - 


    Poor baby just wasn't himself today - he was so nervous leading up to neurology visit - but then again he hadn't had his breakfast , and he knew that something was different in the daily routine. ;/ 


    The Following pictures are after his procedure and when I went back to conference with the neurologist and sit with him until he came out of the anesthesia. 


    The bottom line here is that he has a deep spinal cord issue . There are no obvious disc injuries or fractures , this is confirmed with MRI images . 


    The only way to see further inside the spinal cord at this point is during an autopsy. :/ which we do not want anytime soon. 


    Neurologist feels that it is either a spinal cord stroke or after affects / symptoms of a dog that may have had distemper . She feels he has gotten a bit worse since our first visit. We just have to watch for progression and deterioration ( of course we are hoping and praying he will not get worse .....)


    He is not in pain, but watching him push through this of course breaks ones heart . I want so badly to fix him , but we are past that now . 


    We have done everything medically that we can -I promised him that we would do all that we can to figure out what exactly has caused this. The MRI was that last step - 


    I also promised him a home , and I hope so deeply that I can keep that promise . He is special needs , there is no doubt . We need a very special , dedicated family for him , that can dedicate themselves to his care . 


    We are looking into a front cart for him -I think it's a very viable option for him and he is only a year old , so he can easily adapt. 


    Stay tuned for a couple

    Of

    More updates , and feel free to share your experiences with dogs living happily with their carts ! 


    In my heart , I know , for this moment , that Kingsley's light has not burned out --- let's make these next months , hopefully years the best that they can be , and help him

    To experience what a real loving home

    Would feel like before the day comes that maybe this condition takes over .... 


    He deserves for that wish to come true ..... he has grown on me in a way that I can't explain. His inner light shines through all that he is enduring - as cute as he is , is as sweet and full of life as he is . I pray that someone will see what I do - and want him in their lives for as long as we have him....

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    Ty !

    February 27, 2018


  • KINGSLEY UPDATE AFTER MRI -

    Poor baby just wasn't himself today - he was so nervous leading up to neurology visit - but then again he hadn't had his breakfast , and he knew that something was different in the daily routine. ;/
    The Following pictures are after his procedure and when I went back to conference with the neurologist and sit with him until he came out of the anesthesia.
    The bottom line here is that he has a deep spinal cord issue . There are no obvious disc injuries or fractures , this is confirmed with MRI images .
    The only way to see further inside the spinal cord at this point is during an autopsy. :/ which we do not want anytime soon.
    Neurologist feels that it is either a spinal cord stroke or after affects / symptoms of a dog that may have had distemper . She feels he has gotten a bit worse since our first visit. We just have to watch for progression and deterioration ( of course we are hoping and praying he will not get worse .....)
    He is not in pain, but watching him push through this of course breaks ones heart . I want so badly to fix him , but we are past that now .
    We have done everything medically that we can -I promised him that we would do all that we can to figure out what exactly has caused this. The MRI was that last step -
    I also promised him a home , and I hope so deeply that I can keep that promise . He is special needs , there is no doubt . We need a very special , dedicated family for him , that can dedicate themselves to his care .
    We are looking into a front cart for him -I think it's a very viable option for him and he is only a year old , so he can easily adapt.
    Stay tuned for a couple
    Of
    More updates , and feel free to share your experiences with dogs living happily with their carts !
    In my heart , I know , for this moment , that Kingsley's light has not burned out --- let's make these next months , hopefully years the best that they can be , and help him
    To experience what a real loving home
    Would feel like before the day comes that maybe this condition takes over ....
    He deserves for that wish to come true ..... he has grown on me in a way that I can't explain. His inner light shines through all that he is enduring - as cute as he is , is as sweet and full of life as he is . I pray that someone will see what I do - and want him in their lives for as long as we have him...

    February 26, 2018


  • Kingsley  is scheduled for his MRI on Monday. We are in need of $1200 for this test. Please every dollar adds up!  We can all do our small part, to make a huge difference in someone’s life, and in this case it’s Kingsley ! 


    Ty!

    February 13, 2018


  • Kingsley has been x-rayed, and the findings are that there is no sign of a visible break to the bones. We are now looking at possible nerve trauma or, possible birth defect. We are in need of funds to have him assessed by a neurologist.


    He is such a sweet boy, and deserving of our support please consider helping with his care.


    we thank you


    TEAM TLM

    January 18, 2018


  • Well it looks like we will be seeing a neurologist for Kingsley. The x-rays do not show any evidence of obvious bone trauma, rehealing,  arthritis, or abnormalities . 

    There is a possibility of nerve trauma, and we cannot rule our birth defect at this point. 


    Poor Kingsley has also come down with URI so he is in isolation, and has hookworms. 


    His orthopedic bed is slated to arrive tomorrow, and his sling for assisted walking arrived just now! 


    Please help us support this special boy. It may be a long haul .


    TEAM TLM

    January 17, 2018