We first introduced you to Pixie just over a month ago, and we have a bittersweet update for you today.
Back on November 1st, little tenacious Pixie had a set back;
Last Friday Pixie was admitted into the intensive care unit of the City of Angels Critical Care Vet Hospital due to acute aspirate pneumonia. Due to Pixie’s muscle condition, normal defense functions like coughing, sneezing and vomiting are compromised. Pixie aspirated fluid when she tried to vomit and went into respiratory distress.
She pulled through this very scary episode but the challenges we face ahead, her treatment and diagnostics to determine the underlying cause of her muscle disorder have and will continue to be expensive.
Pixie’s case is of interest to all who have been involved in her life and rehabilitation thus far. With your help, we hope to be able to continue to give Pixie the care she needs and hopefully the wonderful life she deserves.
Further Update – November 15th, 2011
Since that time we have some positive news but there is still a long road ahead for this little fighter:
Pixie recovered from her traumatic episode and is doing better. We still need to proceed with a muscle biopsy to determine the underlying cause of her condition. Just in the last week she has developed some other issues that involve her upper digestive tract and her ability to swallow. I have put in a request for the leading neuromuscular veterinary specialist to take her case.
How can we help?
Any donation big or small can help little Pixie, please contribute if you can:
Our original post about Pixie and her inspiring video:
We viewed this video for the first time a few months ago, and despite all the other media we see and the things we read, we kept coming back to this, and we wanted to see it again, and again.
This is the happiest thing we have seen in a long time and in case you’re wondering, Pixie’s story just gets better and better as time goes by.
Be prepared to smile.