LITTLE BEAR 🐻 Yesterday we welcomed little Bear Bear into rescue after he was released (thank goodness) by his breeder. This sweet boy is not even 2 years old yet and has already experienced so much abuse, neglect, pain and suffering 💔 He is absolutely terrified and so traumatized but the silver lining is that he is still young and therefore he has his whole life ahead of him where he will only have positive experiences and an abundance of love and care. We believe that given the right recipe ALL our babies are capable of complete rehabilitation 💜
Yesterday we discovered that Bear does not have ANY tear production and has a very extreme case of “dry eye” in both of his eyes. This is so painful for him - the poor baby can’t even keep his eyes open and prefers to keep them shut. As a result of the neglected dry eye, he is also suffering with eye infections. We have started him for treatment of the eye infections, a tear stimulant to see if we can get any tear production going, and artificial tears which he is receiving around the clock to help keep his eyes as lubricated as possible and give him some relief. We have to give him some time on the tear stimulant to see if it is working 🙏🏻 so in 2 weeks we will recheck tear production and see if we have any progress. If not, we will get him in to see our ophthalmologist to explore other ways to stimulate tear production. We are hoping and praying he is one who will be very responsive to the medicine!
Because all of Bear’s labwork looked good, today he underwent his neuter surgery and dental cleaning. He did well and is now on his way to his foster home in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area to rest, recover, and majorly decompress, and then begin to learn about this new world around him. In addition to the dry eye and secondary eye infections, we are also treating Bear for giardia. His knees, hips, and heart are all congenitally clear at this time. We will be sure to keep you posted on how this little sweetie is doing as well as how his recheck goes in 2 weeks 💜