Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pupdate on Napoli

Thanks everyone for your good thoughts for pretty little Napoli, who I told you about on Thursday. Our V-E-T suspected she had hydrocephalus, so she needed an MRI to find out what was wrong and if it could be treated. She had her MRI, and we got the results back. Here's the word from her foster mom.

"Dr. Rushing and the radiologist at the clinic looked over Napoli's MRI, and unfortunately there isn't going to be anything that we can do for my baby girl. She has a deformity in the back of her skull that is putting pressure on the base of her brain and spinal chord, so spinal fluid isn't properly moving to and from her brain. The valleys in her brain (if you're looking at a picture of the brain, the squiggly lines everywhere) are extra wide because she didn't form enough brain tissue while she was developing. The hydrocephalus is from fluid simply filling the spaces in her brain that the tissue does not. There isn't any kind of surgery or medication that can fix what is wrong, so my sweet pea will never be a normal dog . I'm just so grateful that for now she is HAPPY and LOVED."

We're putting her on medical hold for now while we try to see if this is something that will shorten her life span or just be some developmental issues. She may be able to be adopted by some special family, or she may stay with her foster home furever. Either way, she'll be loved and cared for as long as possible!

And don't furget... LBR is hosting its first-ever Legacy Summer Athletic Competition on Facebook! We have a bunch of pawsome boxer-y events that we're holding every day of the human Olympics, from wrestling to swimming to gymnastics. And through it all, we're trying to raise money to help with little Napoli's vet bills, plus help other LBR dogs. We set goal amounts at brindle ($5,000), white ($10,000), and fawn ($15,000). We've already raised enough to win a brindle medal, but WE WANT THE FAWN!!!

You can donate via ChipIn link OR to LBR's main website! Today's event is CATCH, so be sure to check out LBR's Facebook page to see all the grreat entries! (And vote for me!)

Thank you everyone who came to my KEEP AWAY event yesterday! I'm still amazed at all the pawsome athletes that gave it their all out on the field!

Today's Events:
 Camera Avoidance Tae Kwon Do


  1. Sad news about Napoli. Hope you raise lots of money to help pay her vet's bills and help other dogs.
    Love and licks, Winnie

  2. Poor sweet Napoli. She sure is cute and you guys are doing an awesome job.


  3. poor baby
    Snuggles and snorts
    Benny & Lily

  4. Oh, that is so sad. The only good news here is that the sweet little thing will live loved for whatever time she has here.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  5. Poor sweet baby! We're so glad she's where she gets plenty of LOVE!!

  6. This is such sad news for this little girl, but on a brighter note, no one is giving up on her and she will be loved and cared for as long as possible. Paws crossed here at our house for her and the others that need help.

  7. I'm so sowwy to heew this news fow bootiful little Napoli
    The best news is though that she will always know love and a gentle touch and will have the best life pawsibull fow hew
    Smoochie kisses and thanks to hooman angels who love hew like I do