Dobby’s Fight For A Healthy Life

Dobby is an extraordinarily sweet & playful boxer boy who was born on June 12, 2018. He joined our family on the evening of Friday, September 28, 2018. By the next day, mom knew something just wasn’t right. Saturday night we became very worried about Dobby, and rushed him to the Hershey Veterinary Hopital at 7:00AM first thing Sunday. The very kind veterinarian informed us right away that Dobby has a neurodevelopmental disorder. He spins in circles constantly, startles easily, wonders off & forgets what he is doing, walks into walls, & he can not neurologically process when he has to urinate or pass bowel movements, amongst many other things. Over the course of the past week, his neurological issues have continued to worsen. He has started running himself into walls with extreme force. Adding insult to injury, he came with fleas & a double ear infection. We refuse to take him back to the place we got him in fear that they will just put him down. 

Dobby has had blood work, fecal tests, and chest radiographs to make sure his heart is a healthy size. He just finished a 7 day Panacur Suspension treatment to confirm he doesn’t have parasites in his brain. He is also on a 15 day antibiotic regiment. The vet has recommended that he use diapers, & theres a a good chance that he will never be trainable. Although, we are not giving up hope. Dobby has already been to the the vet 4 times in less than a week and a half, and we expect to have to go back at least once a week for the next few weeks. Today, October 10, 2018, Dobby had a Bile Acid Test performed. We should know the results within the next day or two. If the test doesn’t go well, he could potentially need surgery on his liver that ranges from $4,000-$6,000. If the tests are negative, then the next step is to see a neurologist to get scans on his brain. The vet believes that he could have fluid in his brain, which could lead to seizures. If this is the case, he will most likely be on medications for the rest of his life.

I have pretty much already exhausted all of my financial funds trying to get Dobby the health care that he needs and deserves! If anyone has the means to contribute to this cause, or even share this link, we would be more than appreciative. I will keep updates on Dobby’s care as I receive them. Please keep Dobby in your prayers.

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Roxanne Raven Rife 
Organizer
Harrisburg, PA
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