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Cooper: Granted August 23, 2013


The Story of Cooper

Last Updated: September 09, 2013

A much as we fervently wish ever rescue story could have a happy ending, reality is not so kind..........
Tissue alert.

Here is Cooper's story, in the words of his rescuer:
"I picked up Cooper at a small Southern Illinois Shelter. They told me only that he was five years old and deaf. We then began the 3 1/2 hour drive home to the vet. Cooper was high heartworm positive, had mild hip dysplasia, and in desperate need of a dental. Off to his foster home. The next morning I received a call they Cooper was acting 'strange.' I drove to the foster home to observe Cooper. It was very obvious that he was having focal seizures. We had started him on Doxy for HW and Tramadol for pain in his hips, but I was reluctant to start anything for seizures so soon after we got him. I was hopeful that the seizures were due to the stress of three weeks in the shelter and the change in environment. His foster mom kept a log of his seizures, when and how long. The seizures progressed to 50 out of sixty minutes during the day, and he began to wake at night with seizures. I spoke with our vet and did the research. Most all focal seizures are due to a tumor in the brain. Due to so many other medical issues, our vet and I agreed that the best thing for Cooper was to let him go to the bridge.
"The short while that we had him, his foster mom slept with him each night. He would kiss her hand or face while sleeping. His foster dad moved his office to the area of the house where Cooper was staying. There was someone with him 24 hours a day. He had lots of love, lots of attention, and was pain free. At one time he must have been a wonderful loving boy."
CorgiAid supporters have helped Cooper with his medical expenses while he was with his wonderful foster family, and have helped with his final expenses. Thank you.

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