Our dog, Bear, has a systemic fungal infection, commonly know as Blasto. It is from a fungus which lives in the soil in the midwest. The infection will take 6 months to heal. It currently affects his lungs, skin, eye, lymph nodes and appetite (he has lost 20 lbs.) It is very painful. Last week he developed fungal pneumonia and once again needed treatment in the ER. We are encouraged by every improvement he makes, but will need treatment and medication for 6 months. This is very much a financial struggle, but we love our dog. He is our friend, companion, protector!