Tuesday, October 07, 2008

More Love For Carmella


Jennifer of BrownBag Studio has generously donated for Carmella's vet bill this lovely necklace made with Swarovski crystal set in brass in a hot Vintage Victorian style. Flaming orange Carnelian faceted ovals dangle at the bottom and the necklace is draped with several layers of antiqued chain. This will make an elegant gift for that special someone on your list!

The Coronation Gift - Necklace in Swarovski Crystal, Filigree and Stone
(To purchase click on the link below)

Thanks, Jennifer and I hope this is only the beginning of a great season of sales for you!
Carmella's fur is starting to grow back on her neck and it looks like peach fuzz, a light cream color, and is very soft.
I am keeping her active, as this will help her to create the necessary pathways in the brain for new myelin to form and build her coordination. The brain needs challenges in order to stay nimble just as the body needs regular exercise. Many studies on disorders such as stroke and Alzheimers have shown that keeping the brain stimulated can slow the effects of aging, increase overal function, and create new neurons.

Carmella has fallen a few times in the kitchen today, and there is a possibility that over the next 3 weeks she could have some minor setbacks, but then it should level out.

I will probably contact Dr. Norwood about starting her on an anticonvulsant soon. That should help her jerking until the brain heals and takes care of it on its own, and also calm down the nervous need to chew on people.

Even so she let me hold her several times today without trying to eat my hand, so that may be progress!

8 comments:

TheresaJ said...

What a beautiful necklace! It is very unique. Glad to see that you're getting help for Carmella in all forms. It's good to know that there are so many good and generous people out there.

In regard to Carmella's biting/chewing, I bet it's going to calm down soon. She is still young, a puppy really, and I think she will outgrow soon. Some dogs (like labs) have a prolonged puppy-like state of about 2 years.

moxylyn said...

Beautiful girl and beautiful necklace. I will continue to read Carmella's story.

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Beautiful necklace, what a generous gift:) Sending you and Carmella a big hug!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

What a wonderful help and friend.The unusual and lovely design is great.so glad yor special dog id coming along.Still looks good in the pictures.Stay strong...

PitBullLadyDesigns said...

glad that Carmella is getting better. . . the Pit Bull's at my house are pulling for her. . .

Giftbearer said...

Thanks, everybody! Stay tuned for another update.

Meg said...

Hi, my boyfriend just bought me this necklace! I'm happy to know the proceeds go to such an adorable dog- I'm so glad she's doing well with the treatment.

Hoping the necklace gets to me in time for a wedding this weekend- I'll think of you and Carmella when I wear it.

Giftbearer said...

Thanks so much Meg! Hope you will keep reading!