After numerous tests (blood & urine) were done, Frankie had a bad E-coli infection in her system (which has since been cleared after 4 weeks of antiobiotics) and a bad ear infection in her right ear that caused permanent nerve damage to her right eye. After 3 weeks of ear drops, we thought her infection was gone. A few days later, we noticed there was a liquidy pus like fluid coming out of her right ear. We immediately took her to the vet. They said she likely ruptured her ear drum. They took a culture of the fluid and told us there was 2-3 different bacterias in her ears. Another 2 weeks of ear drops and antibiotics. We thought she was on the road to recovery and this past Wednesday evening, we noticed that her right ear was bleeding and by Thursday morning, she was bleeding profusely. We took her to the vet first thing in the morning. Blood work was done once again to see if her kidneys and liver has worsened. They told us she might have either a tumour or polyp growing.
The vet referred us to the Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital for an emergency CT scan of her ear. Upon being accessed by a specialist and neurologist, We find out Frankie would need to undergo testing which includes Xrays of her chest, Ultrasound of her abdomen and heart due to her age, chronic kidney disease and the increase in her liver enzymes. They can not sedate Frankie and use the dye for her CT scan without having these tests done. The dye used for the CT scan of her ears might cause further damage to her kidneys.
At this point, Frankie's vet visits in the past 2 months along with medication has already cost us $4000. Unfortunately, these tests to come will cost us approximately $3,000, not including the surgery she may have on her ears if she is strong enough. Please help us find out once and for all, what has been causing Frankie these chronic ear problems. We just want her to be happy and healthy again.
If you can not donate, please send her some healing vibes and follow her journey to recovery on her shared Instagram page with her twin sister, Mittens @life_ofmittens
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