Evan is just as spry and spunky as a young, healthy puppy! Apparently, no one told our Mr. Evan McBoxer that he is injured and emaciated, and needs his rest. (Read his full story here.) He had such a positive outlook on life and the strong will to survive. He is getting stronger and better every day, and we're amazed at how well he is doing after just one week in our care.
Today, Evan really tested his strength. First, he came bouncing out of bed and stood right on his hind legs to give one of his "moms" a morning hug, then when his other "mom" came in to check on him and then left to go down the hall, Evan hopped over the gate to follow her! Really, doesn't he know that he's got some major stuff going on?? Apparently not. Evan is one strong, resilient boy and we're very proud of him and impressed by him.
While it may be a little hard to see it just yet, Evan really is doing so much better physically as well as emotionally. Evan went down to the scale today for his one week weigh-in and ...… he gained two pounds!! That is exactly what we were hoping for! He is right on track to be at a good, strong weight in a few weeks and his ribs and hip bones protruding from his thin frame will just be a bad memory.
Some of you have questioned how much we were feeding him in our last video of Evan enjoying his breakfast. We are feeding Evan small meals throughout the day, just as we should. His body cannot handle large quantities of food just yet and it could actually be very dangerous to overfeed him right now. His body needs to adjust to eating healthy food again and digesting it. We are thrilled with his progress so far.
Thank you all so much for your thoughts and well wishes for Evan. Many of you have asked what items he needs to help in his recovery. Evan cannot have toys right now and he has special treats in moderation. He needs lots of good, clean blankets at the moment. We also would greatly appreciate donations to our Res-Q Fund to help defray the cost of Evan's mounting medical bills. You can make a donation to our fund here.
Evan cannot have visitors just yet. He is still in a fragile state and we are doing everything in our power to keep him from getting any kind of illness since his immune system is weakened. This will not always be the case, so please stay tuned for more on Evan's progress. Thank you all again for caring, and for helping us to help Evan and so many others.