ANDREI - GENTLE "WARRIOR"- GREAT DANE
FIGHTING THE FIGHT AS HE FIGHTS FOR LIFE
2 Yrs Old-Louisville-Rescued-Out of County
When we received the picture of Andrei, the collective gasps filled the room.
We knew from the picture that Andrei was severely emaciated but the picture could not prepare the rescuers for the image they will not soon forget. Andrei (Greek name for "Warrior") was so severely anemic and dehydrated, that the mere exertion of gingerly reaching out for a welcomed biscuit was too much. Our frail "Gentle Giant." fell over and then fell over again. I was on the phone with "Judy," as she gently cradled Andrei's head in her lap. "I just don't know if he's even going to make it to the hospital." Andrei is so anemic that the treating veterinarian said it may take up to three blood transfusions for a chance at life.
Starkly underweight at 73 pounds, Andrei's debilitating condition is not something that happened overnight. But before each of us lay our head on our soft pillows we collectively prayed that Andrei just make it through this night. And we will continue to pray for the next night and then the next. His dear little face just looks so hollow but his soul emits great warmth and love. His eyes, so amazingly forgiving.
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A special thanks to the caring staff and veterinarians at Blue Pearl and to the special couple who literally drove the extra many miles to save a life!