ShinBi: Our mystery man

Why I love Google Translate: I now know how to write ShinBi: 신비 The Chinese (because Koreans write their names in Hangul and Chinese characters) would be: 神秘 This is an older photo of ShinBi, but I just love these pajamas on him.

ShinBi’s name means mystery.

In Korean, that is Shinbi. In Mandarin Chinese, that is Shénmì. In Japanese, it is pronounced Shinpi.

standing cropped-1In May growing coat

 

ShinBi gains 10 pounds and needs more funds

ShinBi peeking out

As you might have noticed, ShinBi is doing better. He has gained weight so he isn’t that bone thin boy that flew into Los Angeles in February.

If you recall we were really worried because ShinBi had actually lost a few pounds. You can see that he is no longer a collie with a bad buzz job, but he is still a collie with many bad hair days ahead.

Our original projected cost for six months (February to July) was $3,000. That figure has proved to be too optimistic. Our current projected cost is $6,000. We have started a new GoFundMe campaign and at this moment have $575.

http://www.gofundme.com/ShinBi

We also have an offer from the Collie Rescue Foundation. We will know more later.

We know that we are asking a lot and there are many other needy animals, including The Arrow Fund’s Lad in Northern California at UC Davis.

Lad’s life isn’t in danger and he has experts at a major university looking out for him. Team ShinBi on the other hand is small. ShinBi is a dog who cannot survive without treatment. Because he has several health issues, the vet must approach each with caution. First, the vet wants to get his diabetes under control and this has delayed his heartworm treatment for the adults heartworms. The adulticide was originally scheduled to begin in late April.

ShinBi’s wonderful foster mom, Sue Baldwin, had to do a 12-hour blood glucose curve and chart the results for his diabetes. ShinBi now thinks there must be vampires in Southern California and he’s not a fan. You can see him peeking out to see if any needles are hovering in his near future in the photo above. His insulin amounts have been adjusted six times already from 9 units, to 11 units, to 17, to 19, to 22, and now back to 17.

The latest news on ShinBi was good. His original liver values were numbers in the thousands and thousands, but now are down in the hundreds. The vet is pleased. He has just been on his liver medications for about seven weeks. The vet is sending his results to a specialist for recommendations on starting his heartworm medications

We don’t want to keep asking for money without giving you anything back so we are looking into other fundraising approaches. One thing we’re considering is having a Southern California fundraising night at a chain restaurant where you can invite your friends and family and have a great time with 20 percent of the amount spent on food going to ShinBi’s medical fund.

There have been other suggestions such as auctions or a garage sale. Nothing is definite and the Southland Collie Rescue board has yet to give the go-ahead so keep the fundraising news under your hat for now. We are open to suggestions.

Through it all, ShinBi has remained happy and bouncy. His vet declared ShinBi “doesn’t walk, he dances!” You can see below that he does want to play (with Sue’s own Teddy). If he’s this happy and bouncy when he’s so sick, imagine how much more loving he’ll be when he’s better.

Below is the current medical costs:

Vet Bills through February 28, 2014 (Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital)

2/21 Exam, CBC, Fecal                    $183.77

2/24 Tick Panel, Doxycycline       $254.71

2/25 Dexamethasone Suppression, Dexamethasone Injection, Blood Glucose, Microfilaremia test, Radiology                                  $345.22

2/27 Trifexis                                       $103

2/28 Insulin, Syringes, Urinalysis, Urine Culture and MIC, Nail Trim   $223.45

TOTAL:                                                 $1110.15

Vet Bills starting in March 2014 

3/7  Minor recheck exam, 1 Health Check (bloodwork)    $121.49

3/12 Ultrasound Abdominal Sonogram; 1 Coagulation Panel 1; 1 Bile Acids (Prepost)  $467.40

3/14  1 Blood Glucose; 1 Ultrasound Guided Biopsy; 1 local/Topical Anesthesia     $202.40

NEW VET BILL TOTAL:    $1901.44

3/18    1 Insulin Vetsulin;  20 Doxycycline     $71.50

3/22    Prednisone tabs;  Baytril Tablets;  Denamarin      $211.20

4/03/14  Exam, Glucose Testing, Radiology, Insulin and syringes   $578.87 (minus the board which I paid $107.80 – charge to SCR would be $471.07)

NEW VET BILL TOTAL:    $2655.21

4/7   Colchicine $189,  Ursodiol  $86

 4/14   2 Insulin  $84, 1 Denamarin  $66

4/23   Rechesck Exam $22.50; Blood Glucose Curve $65.79; Hematocrit/Total Protein $16.61

4/30  2 Insulin Vetsulin   $84.00

5/1   Colchicine  $189.44;   Ursodiol  $56.38

NEW VET BILL TOTAL:  $3,514.93

4/29  Glucose Test Kit   $34.48

5/1    Goat’s Milk (Bloom)   $26

5/4/ Glucose Test Strips   $41.03

ShinBi’s updated health costs!

If you recall, our original projected cost for six months (February-July) was $3000. Yet we’ve already surpassed that.

Our main concern has been ShinBi’s liver and getting his diabetes under control.

Vet Bills through February 28, 2014 (Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital)

2/21 Exam, CBC, Fecal                    $183.77

2/24 Tick Panel, Doxycycline       $254.71

2/25 Dexamethasone Suppression, Dexamethasone Injection, Blood Glucose, Microfilaremia test, Radiology                                  $345.22

2/27 Trifexis                                       $103

2/28 Insulin, Syringes, Urinalysis, Urine Culture and MIC, Nail Trim   $223.45

TOTAL:                                                 $1110.15

Vet Bills starting in March 2014 

3/7  Minor recheck exam, 1 Health Check (bloodwork)    $121.49

3/12 Ultrasound Abdominal Sonogram; 1 Coagulation Panel 1; 1 Bile Acids (Prepost)  $467.40

3/14  1 Blood Glucose; 1 Ultrasound Guided Biopsy; 1 local/Topical Anesthesia     $202.40

NEW VET BILL TOTAL:    $1901.44

3/18    1 Insulin Vetsulin;  20 Doxycycline     $71.50

3/22    Prednisone tabs;  Baytril Tablets;  Denamarin      $211.20

4/03/14  Exam, Glucose Testing, Radiology, Insulin and syringes   $578.87 (minus the board which I paid $107.80 – charge to SCR would be $471.07)

NEW VET BILL TOTAL:    $2655.21

4/7   Colchicine $189,  Ursodiol  $86

 4/14   2 Insulin  $84, 1 Denamarin  $66

4/23   Rechesck Exam $22.50; Blood Glucose Curve $65.79; Hematocrit/Total Protein $16.61

4/30  2 Insulin Vetsulin   $84.00

5/1   Colchicine  $189.44;   Ursodiol  $56.38

NEW VET BILL TOTAL:  $3,514.93

4/29  Glucose Test Kit   $34.48

5/1    Goat’s Milk (Bloom)   $26

5/4/ Glucose Test Strips   $41.03

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Shinbi #1981 Costs

Overseas Costs

Shelter fee             100.

2 toll fees                 31.

taxi                           250.

vet                            123.

sub total:             $ 504.

Asiana Air             1500.

Crate                         150.

Wire transfer fee   45.

Terminal charge      50.

sub total                 1745.

TOTAL:                   $2249.

Extra Necessities:

2 coats, Wee pads    49.63

2 Wee pads                 58.30

Petco sweater           14.00

Goat’s Milk  (3/4)      26.00

3/15 2 Wee pads      58.30

4/02 (Goats’s Milk, vegetarian canned food)     $54

DONATIONS:

Just Give                     $883.16  – Check #1  (2/25)

Just Give                     $122.51   – Check #2 (3/25)

Just Give                      $158.82  – Check #3 (3/25)

GoFundMe                 $1737.84  – Check #1  (2/25)

GoFundMe                  $22.   – Check on 4/18  (Nancy Marks)

Checks to SCR   

Anne Schmid           $300

Eleanor Wilson        $100

Luz Countryman      $100

Debby Peterson       $ 35

Lisa Hoch                    $100

*Mike/Judy Joyce   $150   (added March 1)

*Betty Jo Grugg         $20    (added March 1)

Robert Conklin         $100 (added March 6)

Anne Schmid             $50  (April 12)

Ginger Goodell         $25  (April 12)

Susan Van E                $ 50  (April 12)

Roz Grashaw              $50 (May 1)

List of Just Give Donors (to Feb. 15th)  more to come

Nathalie Leseine       $100

Craig Thacker              $52.36

Anonymous               $104.71

Trisha Valdivia          $100

NoCal Collie Rescue   $300

Amanda Boeddeker   $104.71

John Finch                     $20

Sylvia Chevier             $100

Marla Hart                  $43

Additional Just Give Donors

Anonymous      $47.75 (April)

Cindy Terrien      $23.87  “

Laura Miklos         $38.20  “