|1/17/11: Good news for Toast. It was thought Toast
would need surgery on both ears but after getting a second opinion
(my old vet came out of retirement for one day just for me) it is
determined that the infection can be cured with medication and aside
from the typical battle German Shepherds wage against chronic ear
infections, he is going to be in tip top shape in a few weeks.
It was also determined that Toast is only around 6 years old.
Guess it's just those faux Shar Pei wrinkles on his brow that make
him look like a dashing Senior.
12/30/10: Toast and me. Tiya looks on.
|12/27/10: All tests have come back negative. He must
have had just one nasty virus that has run it's course. He is
looking great and feeling great and full of playfulness.
A lot of money was spent on x-rays and tests for Toast so donations would still be greatly appreciated.
12/21/10: What an improvement in less then 2 weeks! Still no diagnosis, but well on his way to looking and acting healthy.
|12/12/10: Toast is really starting to
look and act much better. Still a little
gurgling when he breathes, but mostly when we go
out in the cold air for potty time. I
believe he has even put on a little weight.
I'm feeding 3 times a day. I'll take
him in to the vet for a re-check tomorrow.
12/9/10: Toast is not up for adoption at this time as
he has medical needs. He has a
severe upper respiratory infection that needs
further diagnosis and his
inner ears are in terrible shape. They
have been so neglected and so infected that both
ear canals are almost fully closed. Very
difficult to medicate and get into the infection
to clean it out without putting him under
anesthesia. But the
ability to breath comes first. He may have
the most severe case of kennel cough known to dogdom,
canine influenza, or distemper, nasal palops (sp) or even
cancer. Blood work has been done but
no definitive answers. After a night at
the vets on an IV and some meds, he seems to be
looking better. He was very glad to come
He is very camera shy and the 'click' of the shutter scares him so getting photos without stressing him was hard.