September 12, 2011: Good news UPDATE!
Penni’s folks report that after (nearly) a year, “She is 85% to 90% of having her legs back, and she has the speed in her to run and hop again! Penni is thankful for all the prayers and donations that had helped her through!”
“The doctor says she’s a miracle dog.”
Thanks to the Daily Corgi community for pitching in to help get Penni back on her feet!
Way to go, everybody!
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GOOD NEWS UPDATE March 13, 2011:
“We finally got Penni out into the backyard and look at her go!! She’ll be walking in no time!!”
We’re all behind you … GO girl GO!
UPDATE February 28th:
“Penni’s been getting more feeling; it’s now at the point where we’re trying to rebuild her muscles. She has more movement in the right leg than the left, but still improvement. We’re going to try filling the bathtub and seeing if she can swim and move her rear legs. We’re bending and straightening her legs to help out so her tendons don’t get tight, and she just scoots around the house.”
More about Penni and her brother Joey at their blog HERE.
Go Penni, go!
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New — video HERE!
UPDATE October 18th:
The vet thinks Penni is improving. Extremely slowly, but improving nonetheless. Her muscle flinches a little in her left leg when pressed between her toes, and she is getting better at controlling her potty needs too. Penni’s folks Jason and Candace Fleming still aren’t giving up that she is going to walk again! They’re going back to the vet for weekly check ups and promise to keep us all posted.
Penni and her family want to thank everyone for their prayers and donations!
Somebody is happy to be home again!
UPDATE FRIDAY 10/15 from Penni’s Mom Candace:
“Penni is home for the weekend. She just went through her first diaper change — that was fun! She has some homemade wheels from the hospital that she is still adjusting too. We will update with either a video or photo later. She hasn’t had any progress with feeling in her feet as of now and still doesn’t have full control of her bladder. But we are hoping that her being home helps her get better sooner. We have to contact the vet on Monday with an update but as of right now she isn’t due back there until Thursday. Once again a BIG THANK YOU for all of your well wishes, prayers and donations. They have all been a very big help!”
Penni’s parents Jason and Candace Fleming have set up a ChipIn site for contributions, if you would like to donate on-line via PayPal, debit or credit card:
If they reach their goal, any additional donations will be used to start a Penni Fund to help other animals in need of care at the Town and Country Animal Hospital in Normal, Illinois.
A note of thanks from the Fleming family:
“We want to thank everyone who has sent donations/is praying for Penni! It is blessing to know that there are people out their like all of you who are willing to help! Penni sends a Big LICK and Thank You to all!”
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The latest on smilin’ Penni of Illinois!
I heard from her Dad Jason Fleming this morning, and she’s still inpatient at the veterinary hospital.
Unfortunately Penni has not yet regained some feeling in her left foot, as was reported yesterday, but the vet says she’ll probably go home this weekend to see how she does.
As you might imagine, the cost of Penni’s treatment for her back injury is adding up quickly. I’ve seen the statement and personally verified relevant information directly with her vet’s office.
The total due as of today is $757.
By the time she’s released this weekend it may top $1,000.
Can you help out Penni and her family with a donation towards their bill?
Penni and her folks Jason and Candace could really use the support of our community of Corgi people right now!
If you are able to send something — and no amount is too small! — please send your check or money order directly to:
Town and Country Animal Hospital
ATTENTION: THE PENNI FLEMING FUND
901 N Linden Street
Normal, Illinois 61761
Although the vet’s office knows that donations may be arriving for Penni’s bill, be sure to include a note in the envelope specifying that your donation is for the Fleming family’s Penni.
The vet’s website:
If you send something towards Penni’s bill, please drop Jason an e-mail letting him know about your donation:
Even if you can’t help with the bill, your prayers and thoughts for Penni remain vital and do make a difference.
My donation will be in the mail tomorrow!
JB – Chino Valley, AZ
Laurie Eno says
Whooo-hoo, JB! Thanks!
The Daily Corgi
Penni Fan 🙂
Chris Beam says
Do you know how Penni got hurt?
Laurie Eno says
Penni was home alone when she sustained her back injury; they are assuming she got injured either jumping up on or off of something.
When they came home to find her a week prior to last Friday, she had lost the use of her legs and was dragging herself using her front legs.
Still smiling, though!
Thank so much for the latest on Penni ! Glad to hear she is doing so well !! Love ya, Penni…
Yeah Penni! I'm so happy you are walking and feeling much better.
CRAZY happy to hear the latest on this darling girl, thanks so much !!!!!