Lilly Mae Forever In Our Hearts
My wife Judith opened my eyes
into the world of adoption for pets
with special needs.
It takes a special person to give
an animal a second chance at life
by adopting a special needs dog,
These are the animals nobody
wants. They sometimes need
expensive medical attention and
some don't live long.
It's hard enough to get people
to adopt the healthy ones from kill
shelters, let alone the ones with
Lilly Mae is a Yorkshire Terrier
that was returned to the breeder
twice by separate adoptive families.
She has a genetic neurological
defect that has slowly paralyzed
Judith adopted her when she
was two. At that time she started
experiencing balance issues. That
She and I watched Lilly's motor
function decrease over the years.
Sticking by her and giving her a
caring home, surrounded with love.
Moving forward eight years
later. Lilly became totally dependent
for the past three years. Needing
24 hour care. Feeding, cleaning,
I have watched my wife tend to
her like a special needs child for
the last three years. She has lost
weight but she still could eat and
move her head. She could not
move anything else.
My wife tends to her with love.
Washing her, combing her hair,
talking to her and sleeping with
her to comfort her.
Several weeks ago Lilly stopped
breathing. Her tongue was out.
My wife a retired RN breathed into
her and resuscitated her. My wife
held her in her arms crying. I was
amazed at how my wife saved her.
It was an emotional night to say
the least. She managed to save
Last night my wife was tending
to Lilly during the New Year.
Focused on Lilly the whole night.
Lilly was not breathing right.
My wife prayed to God in tears
to help Lilly breath since she was
struggling breathing. She also asked
God to take her Life quickly so
she wouldn't suffer if she wasn't
going to make it.
Fifteen seconds after the prayer
Lilly who could not move. Jerked
her head and moved her paws.
Like a miracle her breathing
normalized. God had responded
to her prayer. Lilly is breathing
and is sustaining. God answers
My wife has Lilly on her lap
with a blanket wrapped around
her. Loving her as Lilly gets ready
to move on. We have done all
we can do for her. We now wait
patiently. Lilly gave me and my
wife many years of love. We will
comfort her and be there for her.
Michael Tor Adopt a pet they will
bring joy to your life and teach you
new lessons each day..
Copyright © michael tor | Year Posted 2016
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