Friday, August 29, 2014

Osha update

It's been a while since I had an update on sweet Miss Osha. Unfortunately, it's not a lot of good news this time. Here's the update from her foster momma:

"It's been a long road with Osha, she's been well on her road to recovery with weight, skin, hair growth and so forth, her immune system and blood work was finally in the normal range, and It was decided that we start treatment for mange. The past 2 weeks have been heartbreaking for me as Osha started with a bad reaction that has been spreading rapidly. Steroids were started with other meds to gain quick control. It is imperative that she does not lick or chew! This has been a major chore. Collars of every kind have been purchased. Deafness creates Anxiety with all these devices, disorientation adds to her depression. Sores can't be covered. Osha is able to reach as a contortionist. I finally came up with a device. As funny as it looks, it has worked. Dr. Fuller is very happy with the healing of last weeks horrid outbreak, but new spreading continues rapidly. Scraping shows mange is dying at a fast rate, perhaps to fast, spreading strong reactions through a body that has already been through so much. Medication reactions is also still a consideration.There's also concern with her liver and not eating. I have cooked "everything" as well as syringed Baby Formula. I am relieved that Dr. Fuller will now Hospitalize Osha for a week. I have been extremely upset, but Dr. Fuller managed to put a smile on my face as together we had a good laugh over my contraption for Osha .... but hey ... if it works, that's all that matters .....  He will be using it. Please send prayers this week, we hope to get positive answers and healing!" 

Osha has so many folks pulling for her, I KNOW she'll get over this bump in the road and be ready for her furever home real soon. And isn't her foster momma super creative to come up with this alternative for a cone?? It looks like Osha's having her furs done, BOL. 

Please everybodys keep your paws crossed and keep Osha and her foster momma in your thoughts. I'll let you know more when we have updates!


  1. so very very sorry to hear this about sweet Osha.. that contraption is a fantastic idea and i will remember it in case we need one.

  2. Mom Kim here - I'm with the foster mama - if it works, use it. Besides, I think she looks cute with her colorful "collar". Osha needs a lot of POTP and prayers - I know Blogville is up for this challenge. We all at Team Beaglebratz are sending healing vibes along with the POTP and prayers and hugs for Osha's great foster mama for standing by Osha.

  3. That foster momma has a real good heart, and she is smart also. We are sending our prayers to Osha, she certainly deserves to get better and live happy.
    stella rose

  4. Paws crossed for Osha.

    Aroo to you,

  5. Poor sweet Osha! While it does look like hair curlers, we got a great chuckle out of the creativity. Come on Osha, you can do it!! Get better soon.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  6. Osha...bless your little boxer heart. Those look like rollers mom used to use when she was at teeny booper but as you said if it works that is all that counts
    Purrs and hugs madi your bfff

  7. Sending our pug POTP for Osha! we want her to get better, she so deserves a happy healthy life
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  8. That is a really good idea! We sure hope things get better quickly for her!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws
    "Use Your Noodle & Vote For a Doodle!"

  9. Sometimes you have to take two steps BACK in order to start moving forward. We PRAY this is the case for OSHA.

  10. We are sending our love to Osha and her foster mommy.We hope this is just a blip in the road to Osha's recovery and that she will come out stronger and healthier in spite of it. All paws crossed for Osha over here! Keep us posted :)

    the critters in the cottage xo