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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nibi ... Post Surgery

Nibi .. recovering after surgery (2/7/13)
Nibi had surgery on Wednesday, 2/6 to remove his severely infected leg. Since Monday, he has been hanging out at the South Shore Veterinary Hospital in Forest Lake, MN and has been under the wonderful care of Dr. Dave Enright. A HUGE thanks to Dr. Dave and the staff at South Shore Vet Hospital for the incredible care they have provided to sweet Nibi and for the significant discount they gave to Home At Last and donating so much of their time and services. Nibi still has a long road of recovery ahead for him, but he's a survivor and we know he will make it through! He has so many fans sending him lots of positive, healing energy.

Jenny and I had the good fortune of visiting the sweet boy today at South Shore Vet Hospital. He welcomed the rubs behind his ear. I am sure he would MUCH prefer to not have a massive cone around his neck but we did our best to explain to him that it was for his own good. I told Jenny, I think I heard him mumble a few words back to me :)

It was hard to see him in the condition he was today, and when he cried it sent chills through our bodies and made us want to cry with him. His crying was probably also from the morphine, but quite frankly, was of little comfort to Jenny and myself. We just held him, rubbed behind his ear and whispered softly to him that it won't be long and he would be feeling much better. The drains were in his leg to help release the infection. This poor boy has been through so much. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Peggy will be picking Nibi up later today where he will be going home with her to continue in his healing process. He will need to be treated for heartworm as well. This beautiful, gentle spirit deserves only the best ... he is surrounded by many who love him. He has touched the hearts of so many, and we at Leech Lake Legacy are beyond grateful to Home At Last (Peggy) and to South Shore Vet Hospital (Dr. Dave Enright) for stepping up to help a boy who so desperately needed our help.

To read more about Nibi's story, click http://leechlakelegacy.blogspot.com/2013/02/nibi-needs-our-prayers-and-support.html

~ Marilou (Co-Founder, Leech Lake Legacy)

Nibi .. post surgery (2/7/13)
We love you Nibi ..
Friday morning (2/8/13) Nibi from Peggy: "Nibi came to work this am and is very cheerful. He curled up on a comforter next to a husky named Wilson. He gets up and moves around very well. He handles having his wound flushed like a trooper. And he wags his tail when we talk to him :)" Thanks Peggy for taking such good care the sweet boy ♥

Friday evening (2/8/13) update from Peggy: " ... enjoying his new friends and his plethora of blankets!


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