Doc's emergency vet care

Doc is a 2 year & 3-month-old dachshund. He and his brother Wyatt are so close and do everything together. They recently ate some wild mushrooms that had come up in the yard. Wyatt was much better after some rest and fluids. Doc who was originally the runt of his litter has a very sensitive GI tract.

His reaction was life-threatening and had to be rushed to the emergency vet. He stayed the night with the first vet and was put on fluids and medication. They could not stop the bleeding nor keep his blood sugar levels normal. He was then transferred per their recommendation to his primary vet.
They kept him for 6 hours before saying unless we took him to UGA veterinarian office he would have less than a 30% chance to make it.
We picked Doc up from his primary vet and rushed him to UGA while still having the IV line and bag attached to him during the drive.


After a day UGA decided that Doc was suffering from Acute Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis and has also developed pancreatitis. As of today, he gets better but then has to stay another night due to not eating and some days having a fever. UGA has run many tests on Doc to see what it is that keeps him from being able to be discharged. They are concerned that they will have to put a feeding tube port in him soon.

All this has added up very quickly and has ended up with a vet bill of more than $6,000 just with UGA and not even counting the $1,200 first vet bill nor the $600 primary care vet bill.

We are wanting the best for doc and have made sure to not limit the care he receives but this has also put a very heavy burden financially on us.

He is still with UGA currently and being cared for. He has moved up in his health outcome from 30% and has a chance of coming home. Unsure of what his long term medications will be and other setbacks that he may face has been hard.

We appreciate any support for Doc. He is truly one of the sweetest pups ever and loves everyone he meets.

Doc & Wyatt

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