A Strange SMS Message!
By Lorraine Watson
I just want to give God all the glory for the miracle that he performed in my
dog, Scotty's life.
It all started about a month ago. I could see that Scotty was not looking
too good and was complaining about stomach cramps. He was also running a fever,
so off to the vet he went.
At first they thought it was a stomach bug and we treated him with antibiotics,
but still the high fever and stomach cramps continued. They then decided
to take blood samples to check the enzyme levels, because there was something
that was causing the high temperature. When the result came back the vet
was extremely concerned and considered putting Scotty under anaesthetic in order
to take x-rays to determine whether there was a tumour that could perhaps be
causing the discomfort.
When he did the
e-ray, he discovered that there was definitely an obstruction and decided to
on Scott the next day to see whether the obstruction could be removed. By
this time I was besides myself as I love Scotty so much and couldn't bear
the thought of all this pain and discomfort that he would have to endure.
Anyway, the next day I took Scotty for his operation (I took a few days leave)
and was only able to collect him later. In the meantime I sms'd everyone
that I knew that could pray for Scotty. I am sure some people thought,
"it's only a dog", but Scott is not - he is a dog given to me
by God (that's another story on it's own). I got real angry with Satan and
rebuked him in the name of Jesus. I stood on God's promises. The more
I prayed, the more Satan tried to tell me that God was not going to come through
At 1:30pm I got a call from the Vet asking me to come and see him. My
heart sank and I thought the worst. On my arrival there he explained the
procedure to me (the operation took 1 1/2hrs). On opening up Scotty they
discovered that his kidneys were 60% more swollen then what they should be
and very pale. He also showed me what they had removed from Scott's
stomach - plastic "doggy" toys! which he was not able to
digest. Food got
caught in between the teeth of the toys and started to ferment, releasing
dangerous toxins into his systems. This explains the swollen and pale
kidneys. He said that I could take Scotty home, but he didn't hold any
hope for the kidneys recovering. In actual fact he said that we would be
lucky if he pulled through the night. Of course, I knew different because
I didn't believe for one minute that God would give me something just to allow
Satan to take it away. I took Scotty home.
We spent hours laying hands on the dog, praying for Scotty, and rebuking Satan.
At three o'clock the next morning Scotty took his first sip of water. At
o'clock he had his first bit of food and was walking around. He even let
out a bark or two. This was only 16 hours after his major operation. When
I took him to the vet at nine o'clock, he could not believe what he was seeing.
He was expecting to put Scott onto a drip because of dehydration due to failure
of the kidneys. Scott received his antibiotics and I took
him home again. Each day he just got better and better. I gave
thanks to the Lord for his goodness and mercy. I laughed in Satan's face
him that he was under our feet.
Scotty is a happy healthy doggie now! Never under-estimate the power of
our Almighty God. Believe in his promises and have faith in him. He
will answer those who ask in His name.
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