Samba walks again ! 😊🐶💖 Thank you!!!!!!! Samba está caminando otra vez! Muchas Gracias!!!!

Update posted by Melanie Keel On May 01, 2016

Following the operation Samba I were almost in what seemed dire straits! All the money raised had been spent on Samba's medical costs but we were now almost homeless. During the first few weeks Samba was still incontinent and was piiing and urinated involentary! I really couldn't forsee who would take in a dog with such problems. Fortunately I managed to find a house in the very nice area close to Sant Cugat for a short time where Samba miraculously started to heal. To begin each day I would take samba out with her pram and then practise walking with a towel underneath her, so that her back was being supported asshe walked.

  • To my delight, here is Samba walking again just 20 days after her operation!

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Update posted by Melanie Keel On May 01, 2016

Dear friends,

I am writing this update which I have had in mind to do now for quite some time, for those of you who are not in the Samba's facebook group.

Please accept my apologies for not being able to do this sooner but the original idea that I had set out to do was to tell the whole story of Samba from beginning to the present time in each of the updates sent out! However, due to a series of difficulties regarding housing for Samba and I etc this has been delayed until now.

As I hope all of you know, due to your genuinue and caring generosity Samba was operated on at TOTs veterinary at the beginning to August ! It was a very delicate time because it had already been 2 weeks since Samba had been diagnosed with a Hernia. When visiting the vet I asked the vet to do whatever he could to help Samba walk again but most importantly that she came out of all of this alive! I realised that in requesting this I was indeed putting a great amount of pressure on the him, as I had been told by other vets that there would only be a 50/50 chance of success. Although the Vets face was very serious, Mauro Sanno, who been reputated to be one of the best veterinary surgeons in Barcelona operated on Samba and also at a very fair price.

On the day of the surgery Samba was in the operating theatre for 7 hours with Mauro and his assistant Natalya and later said the the wound that they had found was incredibly big, to the point that part of one of the disc's had to be removed. On the evening after the operation poor Samba was in an incredible amount of pain and she was an incredibly brave dog!

Following the operation Maura gave strict instructions on what medicine Samba should take and also strongly advised that Samba should be treated by Stella, the physiotheraptist veterarian on a daily basis!

Here is Samba just 2 days after operation. It was a very difficult time because at this point it was still unsure if the operation had been sucessful and it was vitally important that Samba recieved the magnetic therapy to stimulate circulation and for the nerves to connect and for healing to start!

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Update posted by Melanie Keel On Aug 28, 2015

Although the electro magnetic treatment clearly relieved Samba's pain and discomfort after the 4th session it was evident that this treatment alone would not cure Samba.

Here Stella is explaining her observation of how Samba's had improved with the treatment. Stella advised however that Samba have a magnetic Resonance so that a study could be done on Samba


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Update posted by Melanie Keel On Aug 27, 2015

Here is Samba in her push chair! We had just been to the vets and now in a cafe in the Raval. It was here that I first connected to the Internet to make the gogetfunding page for Samba's cause.


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Update posted by Melanie Keel On Aug 25, 2015

Thank you so much for your genuie care, concern and support on Samba's recovery! I am deeply grateful to each and everyone one of you! This website has not been the easiest to use so most of the updates because so have been made through facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1616947785254342/ .

Prior to Samba's operation she recieved an intensive course of magnetic electro therapy with Dr Stella Frascona, a vetinarian from Argtentina. This therapy acts as antiinflammatory treatment which clearly relieved Samba's pain. Stella had be recommended to me by a neighbor whose dog she had previously cured with this treatment alone.

Here is a video I made four days after Samba suddenly stopped walking! When I decided to film Stella I didn't have a real understanding of the therapy and was suffering from complete shock on what had happened to my precious Samba.


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Samba is a very nice dog to play with and you should help her and Melanie to become a full dog again.

Andre

Backed with €20.00 On Aug 06, 2015

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Hey Melanie, this is Christian, since I dont know when Ill be able to take the classes, Im giving my donation by now. Good luck!

Christian Teijon

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Tere

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Hope she can walk again real soon.

Jonathan Mendoza

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Sergi Català

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Vamos Samba!!!

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Hi Everyone, I’ve spent all day trying to donate but PayPal is not working. I used Transferwise instead. Please don’t let IT issues put you off helping ;-). Good luck with this Mel. Thinking of you both, love hann xx

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Posted On Jul 25, 2015

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