If you’re watching this video, you’ve probably seen the thumbnail image of a dog with a severely swollen leg. That’s Noa. For those new to our channel, Noa is a dog we rescued a few months ago from a Valencian shelter. She was suffering from advanced leishmaniasis, poor skin condition, and eye problems. We knew her internal organs were also affected.
We took her to the hospital, and on the second night, she underwent emergency surgery for gastric torsion – a life-threatening condition. She seemed to be recovering well, but two days later, she needed another surgery for an intestinal issue called intussusception. The following day, she went through yet another operation. This time, we had to sew her intestines to her stomach walls. If this procedure didn’t work, we didn’t know what would happen next.
To our surprise, Noa pulled through and began to recover. Her overall condition, including her skin and hair, significantly improved. Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared her incredible transformation. She’s a wonderful dog, and everyone has fallen in love with her.
However, we recently noticed something was wrong. She didn’t want to eat and was limping. We took her back to the hospital, where they found a wound on her leg, possibly from a minor infection. We didn’t think much of it and began treatment. A few days later, though, she couldn’t put any weight on her leg. It was very swollen, hot to the touch, and clearly causing her a lot of pain.
We immediately took her to the hospital again. Upon arrival, we realized her leg was in bad shape and possibly getting worse.
After examining her, we discovered that she had vasculitis related to her leishmaniasis. Her leg had swollen to almost three times its normal size, causing her extreme pain. She couldn’t even stand on her own. The only thing we could do was keep her in the hospital under intensive care and treat the vasculitis, hoping she could recover.
Throughout the last weeks and months, you’ve been following her story. Noa is a born fighter, a dog who has shown us that she wants to live. And we’ve shown her that we’ll stand by her side no matter what.
That’s why I’m here today. Noa is back in the hospital, and we’re doing everything we can to treat her leg. We need your help. You may have supported Noa before, but as you can see, even when things seem to be going well, we’re suddenly back at the hospital.
If her story has touched your heart, I ask you to please consider donating. Your support will make a world of difference to Noa and help her get the treatment she needs to continue her fight. Thank you.