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NORMAN'S STORY

First of all, we would like to extend our deepest sypmathies to the Enright family.  Norman will be sadly missed, as he definitely was a part of our County Animal Clinic family.  God Bless You, and thank you for letting us be a part of his life.  

BELOW WAS A PREVIOUS STORY ON NORMAN.  WE HAVE DECIDED TO LEAVE IT ON AS A TRIBUTE TO A TRULY GREAT FRIEND.  

MEET NORMAN

I would like for you to meet Norman our TV star.  Norman, a 5 year old chocolate lab, who appeared on WLIO Lima, and WHIO Dayton on December 12, 2012 when Ali Balgooyen from WLIO Lima TV station, and Steve Baker WHIO TV newscenter 7 visited the County Animal Clinic. 

They were here to witness the ongoing recovery of Norman.  He received his second stem cell infusion.  He has his own healthy cells removed and saved for later therapy.  At the onset of the next appointment more healthy cells will be injected back into his body to help in his recovery.  He also receives ozone therapy .  This is injected under the skin, and aids in healing. Norman also receives laser therapy, and this relaxes the muscles after the treatment.  Doctor Anders applies gentle pressure to see if Norman will react by pulling back on his legs.  This shows that there is indeed a positive change in his condition.   Norman has to be brought into the clinic by being carried on a blanket, as he cannot quite walk yet.  But due to what was witnessed on December 12, 2012 I would say that Norman is definitely on his way, thanks to Dr. Anders and the wonderful staff at the County Animal Clinic.

Norman was first brought in by Tim and Susan Enright after a referral was made from their own Veterinarian in their local area.  Norman suffered from a stroke.  Norman now has received 2 stem cel infusions, along with laser therapy, and ozone therapy.  Norman continues to show remarkable improvement, and is a wonderful patient. 

Norman has a very kind and gentle spirit, and I personally cannot wait to watch as this continuing miracle unfolds in the months to come. https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/rsrc.php/v2/y4/r/-PAXP-deijE.gif

BELOW ARE SOME PICTURES SUBMITTED FROM THE ENRIGHT'S OF HOW NORMAN USES HIS CART FOR MOBILITY.

       

The advancements over the years in stem cell research is not only helping cure humans, but our furry family friends.

Norman's stroke in April that left him paralyzed.  Now veterinarian Dr. Ronald Anders is performing stem cell treatments to help Norman recover.  The procedures may cost up to $2,250 dollars but for the Enrights, its worth it. "If it works, if it gets him up and walking at any quality of life again. We don't expect him to be out there chasing the Frisbee, but if he does that will be a bonus," says Tim Enright.

Dr. Anders pulled fat cells  and sent them to a lab to duplicate and create 4 million stem cells. They are sent back, and injected into Norman. For Dr. Anders, this new technology makes treating animals worth while.

"It makes it much easier but it also makes it more rewarding because you see a patient like this that we couldn't help years ago that now we're able to help. The dog in most cases would be put to sleep but in this case the dog continues to thrive," says Dr. Anders.

For animal owners, this new technology allows families to hold onto the family pet a little longer.

"5 years ago even the vets would've said there's nothing we could do and we probably would've just said put him to sleep. So it opens up a whole new avenue of choice for people," says Susan Enright.

>Update as of May 2013

Norman returns for another stem cell infusion.  Norman still has to be carried in to our clinic, but seeing is believing as positive changes in his conditioin continue.  It was a very nice day, so part of his physical therapy was performed outside.

BELOW ARE PHOTOS OF NORMAN DURING HIS MOST RECENT VISIT.

AGAIN, THIS STORY ON NORMAN WAS LEFT ON OUR WEBSITE IN HIS MEMORY. 

If you have questions about stem cell therapy for your pet contact us at 419-678-3610.