It’s with a very heavy heart that we have to say that we have had to let Jax go to run over Rainbow Bridge.
Jax was our 11 month old GSD x Lurcher who we took from another rescue which had bought him over from Romania but couldn’t find him a home. He had a bad start to life and had been hit by a car when only a couple of months old, unfortunately the surgery performed in Romania was not suitable (they had removed the ball of his hip joint) leaving him in constant pain. Despite this Jax was an amazing and loving dog, everything friendly, he loved nothing more than to play and cuddle up with his humans and his furry friends.
Jax had his much needed amputation on Friday (5th August) the surgery itself went well but while Jax was in recovery one of the ligatures moved on his femoral artery causing him to haemorrhage so they had to go back in as an emergency and stem the bleeding, however his red blood cell count was within normal range and his skin tissue looked healthy and he was allowed to go home. Jax was in a lot of pain put was managing to get around and eating & drinking. Jax developed a small abscess/infection after a couple of days but when shown to the vet there was no major concern at the time, however on Tuesday night Jax became seriously ill and was rushed to the local veterinary hospital where he was put on IV antibiotics and pain medication and we were told that his red blood cell count was dangerously low and his heart rate extremely high. They promised to do the best they could to get him through the night but it was touch and go. Now Jax was a fighter and in the morning he was transferred to the normal vet practice where they opened him back up and drained his abscess but on thursday it was obvious the skin around his scar was dying and the whole wound was beginning to open up; there wasn’t enough healthy tissue to make any other surgery possible, swabs confirmed that he had MRSP (dog version of MRSA) and he was suffering so much that we could only make the heartbreaking decision to let him go.
We would like to thank Vanessa, John & family for making his life so wonderful and loving him so much, you gave him everything we ever wished for him.
RIP Jax you were an amazing stunning boy who stole the hearts of everyone who met you. You were one of those souls sent to change lives for the better. The drawback was that you couldn’t stay as long as you would have liked or we would have loved. You left a pawprint on all of our hearts and our lives will never be the same again but they have been improved for knowing you. You will always be special and loved so much, run free over the bridge our beautiful boy xxxxx