CCR family, Cosi needs our help! Cosi is a long time CCR boy who originally came to rescue from a small animal control shelter who was too afraid to handle him. This poor boy was only ~2 years old and had been abandoned in a house following an eviction. Everything was left behind, including our poor Cosi. He was alone for several days and resorted to eating anything he could just to survive. Not long after entering foster care, it was discovered that he was so hungry and desperate to survive that he had ingested baby clothes, causing a blockage. Due to quick intervention, surgery cleared the blockage and Cosi didn’t miss a step. We can’t imagine what was going through his mind when his family left without taking any of their belongings and just never returned, but Cosi is a resilient boy who holds no grudge. He has been incredibly sweet during him time with us, and it a true love bug. He loves to play ball, snuggle with his people, and most importantly, defend the house from the dreaded water hose! Cosi provides a lot of comic relief to his foster family, so they were quick to notice when something wasn’t quite right with him over the weekend. He seemed lethargic and had some episodes of vomiting. When the normal course of a bland diet and lots of fluids didn’t seem to help, CCR made arrangements to have him seen first thing Monday morning. An amazing vet staff made room for him in their hectic schedule, and we are so truly grateful that they did. Bloodwork revealed that Cosi was having major issues with his kidneys and further diagnostic tests led the veterinarian to believe that Cosi was once again suffering from a blockage. Even with his kidneys in rough shape, we were advised he needed an exploratory surgery to have any chance at recovery. While we know this money may seem a lot for one dog, we simply couldn’t deny Cosi the chance for many more years of joy and happiness when he has given that to so many people along his journey.
Cosi underwent surgery on Tuesday afternoon, in which the vet was able to successfully remove the blockage but sadly a portion of his intestine was damaged beyond repair and had to be removed. Cosi was immediately transferred to a 24 hour overnight veterinary hospital to support him though the hardest parts of his recovery, which was generously paid for by his foster family who love him so dearly. He has survived the night, and things are looking more optimistic day by day. He will need several more days of hospitalization before he will be healthy enough to return home. Please consider a donation to support this gentle soul.