My Leonardo was named for a ninja turtle 4.5 years ago. While not my idea, I am so grateful because he has nearly died 4x since birth. Instead of dying, my brave boy has fought like the ninja he was named after to not only live but thrive.
At 9wks he was in ICU requiring surgery for an undefined illness. Medication and rehab kept the intense pain of a destroyed hip and femur caused by a brown recluse spider bite at bay, as he did tracking, obedience & rally. He was an INCREDIBLE therapy dog for children with anger & mental health issues.
December ‘15 a stroke rendered him totally paralyzed in all 4 limbs. Amazing everyone, he was up and walking in a week. He has returned to doing everything he did before the stroke. In June, we discovered he ate a sock in May but somehow didn’t go septic. Biopsies taken during surgery to remove the sock, diagnosed IBD & Lymphangiectasia (Crohn’s & Celiac in humans). I will continue to do anything needed for my AMAZING boy; which brings me to you.
Pet Name: Leonardo
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Posted By Patti Finley