Save Roman's Fluffy Butt
Treating Roman's symptoms is working, his times of good health out last the bad and those good time keep getting better! His vets are very hopeful! Sadly, there is still something unknown pulling him back down and without treatment he'll die before diagnostic test can come back or before he can kick it for good. We would appreciate any help so we can continue to allow the vets to respond to whatever is knocking him down every other day.
He's had indepth pathology and diagnostics sent out that the doctors are hopeful will tell them what to treat. Some of those take 3-5 days normally but with the Easter weekend they are taking longer.
We have always saved thousands, what we thought was a surplus, for two big dogs worth of vet care. With Bailey's tendency to chew on metal I thought it was a necessity! We've also had the tough conversations about when we wouldn't continue treatment if it was more torture or if he was in pain.
What we never imagined was a situation where he's well enough a tech has to sit with him most of the day because he's figured out how to escape THEN we get a phone call basically saying "We're worried he's dying, do we have permission to treat?" When he's not suffering 95% of the time and knowing that treatment, be it plasma, blood, or meds, will bring him back to being our Roman AND it might be the last fix needed, it feels like saying 'no' would be giving up on him when he could have so much life left.
A few hours after intervention we can visit him, bring him treats, and take him on walks. He hangs out with us on the floor and ruins EVERY picture I try to take of him, one of his signature personality traits. You can at least see his wagging blurry tail.
When we stop petting him he immediately moves to lay on us, just as alert and demanding as ever.
The situation just absolutely sucks but as long as the doctors think there's a largely significant chance he can recover fully we'd like to give him a chance.
Thanks for anything you can do.