July 31, 2009 4 pm CST
I am home and I have collected Axel from the Veterinary Hospital. Other than a huge incision and at least 1/2 of his coat shaved for various reasons... He was as happy to see me as I was to see him.
I will try and post a picture and then catch up the end of my ZA adventure.
Axel and I both thank you for all your prayes, good wishes and strong light, it WORKED!
Tuesday afternoon, Axel had an emergency Spleen-ectomy. The Interist, saw that his spleen had twisted and cutting off blood supplies.
I haven't had an update yet, it's 2 am there, but it is a 24 hr facility, so I am planning to call and see how he is.
Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes. He's not out of the woods yet, but I believe we have turned the corner.
I had planned to recount my visit to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park and the St. Lucia Estuary and Hippo/Crocodile Park from last weekend, and I may at some point in the future.
However, last night, (here), yesterday afternoon in Chicago, I got a call from my Veterinarians office. My dog, Axel,
is ill, seriously ill and has been transferred to an emergency hospital for round the clock care. Needless to say I am terribly upset and barely holding it together. These are going to be the longest 4 days of my life. I can’t change my tickets home and too many things would have to be changed to get me home.
So, please if you are inclined to request assistance from above, Axel can certainly use the help and strength.
Thanks in Advance- Beth