6 Weeks Old
On April 1st, 6-week-old Duke was in a horrible house fire. According to the Firemen on the scene, they could hear him crying as they were putting the fire out but couldn't reach him, and eventually when they didn't hear him anymore they feared the worst. Amazingly, they found him in the rafters of the basement a few hours later, burned but very much alive. He was rushed to Adamson Veterinary Service in the middle of the night, and Dr. Boyce treated him and prescribed several medications that needed to be administered every few hours.
I decided to offer to care for Duke the day of the fire, and instantly fell in love with him. Those first couple days, I really felt his burns weren't that bad; they were only small patches over a few small areas of his little body. But, by the next week, more and more fur fell off, and we realized were covering a much larger part of his body than we previously thought. He was in pain, and we began to fight to keep his infection at bay.
If not for the amazing doctors Dr. Boyce and Dr. Brooks, nurses, and staff at Adamson Veterinary, I really believe that Duke would not have made it. They worked so hard to come up with a system that worked for Duke and for us, and saw us twice a week for checkups, medication refills and bandage changes. Slowly he started to make progress, and as the old skin was removed, new skin started to grow. After a few weeks we realized that the scar tissue on his tail was causing it to curl, and he will need to eventually have it removed, but in the scheme of things. It's a small sacrifice for him to be otherwise a normal puppy.
Knowledge. Care. Perseverance. A story of survival.
Angels of Adamson's
Now we down to once-a-week appointments, and only a very small area of Duke's back needs to be bandaged. He is thriving, and I feel totally due to the staff at Adamson Veterinary Service. He loves to come in to see "His Ladies", and although he is scarred, he is almost totally healed. We can't thank them enough. Every staff member has gone above and beyond to help Duke on his road to recovery, and we will forever be grateful to Adamson Veterinary Service for that!