Kudos to the staff of the West County Animal Clinic. My 15 year old beagle/terrier, Honey Bun, suffered a severe stroke at 2 am on January 19th. I rushed him to the nearest emergency animal clinic. His eyes were spinning, he could not keep his balance, he was vomiting and he could not settle down. I came very close to putting him down that night since he was suffering and his chances of ever recovering looked slim. Honey Bun was given two injections to calm him down while I considered my options.The emergency clinic staff were gracious and gave Honey Bun and I a room to be together.
I decided to wait until the early morning and contact West County Animal Clinic for their opinion. When I drove Honey Bun to WCAC they immediately took care of him to diagnose his issues and help me decide what to do. He was given prednisone to help shrink the inflammation in his head. For three days he rested under the watchful care of the WCAC staff. On Friday morning I received a very exciting call from Jenni, Honey had finally been able to eat some food. He gradually got a little better each day. The steps to a recovery were slow and it took a lot of faith and careful handling. He began to stand and try to move. Each day the staff carried him outside when he could go outside. On Friday, January 30th he was well enough to come home. As of today he is not back 100% to what he was before, but he is very close to being my old best friend.
I am very grateful to the staff of WCAC: Dr Dietrich Steinberg, Dr.Stacey Bender, Dana, Jenni, Renee, Brittany D., Brittany K., Courtney, Tabethia, and Amy. Without their special care, devotion, and faith I would not have my Honey back next to my side. Thank you from the 0bottom of my heart.