Please Help Archer

Archer is a Rhodesian Ridgeback that became severely sick in July 2018. On July 21, 2018, Archer was admitted to Nashville Veterinary Specialists & Animal Emergency (NVSAE) after his local vet and a previous Emergency Vet said they would be unable to help him further, he needed the specialists located at NVSAE for treatment for any possibility of survival.

Archer stayed at NVSAE until July 31, 2018, receiving care to save his life. During his stay, Archer received around-the-clock care, along with several tests to identify what he was sick with - Fungal Meningitis. During his 10-day stay at NVSAE Archer had several up and downs, but he always continued to show small improvements overall and we believed he would be able to survive this. Archer went home on July 31st and is receiving daily care at home. He has feeling and can move the front half of his body, he's receiving daily Physical Therapy in hopes that Archer will regain feeling and movement in the second half of his body. He'll continue to be on medications for Fungal Meningitis for at least 6 months.

Archer, during his stay at NVSAE.

Archer will be receiving a Quad Wheelchair soon from Wheeling Superheroes which will help tremendously with his mobility and Physical Therapy. Thank you to everyone who donated so quickly to help Archer get his wheels, Barbara and I are both humbled and grateful for your kindness and generosity.

Archer continues to show improvement every day. He didn't suffer any memory loss or impairment from his illness, he still knows who he is and who his family is. He enjoys interacting with his other canine family members, playing with them as he's able, playing with toys and enjoying his chewies.

Archer sitting up for the first time on his own without needing his blue pillow!

The total for Archer's Emergency vet care was $5,200.00; initial and continual care from his local vet is $500.00. There are many other expenses, such as travel over 2 hours each way from Archer's hometown to NVSAE in Nashville, TN that are not included plus the medications that Archer will need to continue for several months and ongoing Physical Therapy. These expenses have created a hardship on Archer's mom, Barbara, and I've received her blessing to begin this cause on Archer's behalf.

I want to thank everyone in advance that helps Archer or shares this to get his story out.

If someone would like to contribute directly to Barbara instead of using this, she can accept Paypal donations at [email redacted].

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Andrea Williams 
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