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Help Pablo Beat Distemper

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Created October 7, 2018
Pablo is a 1 year old maltese rescue that I adopted a month ago. A local rescue group pulled him from an animal hoarder. Since I've had him, I've learned that he loves belly scratches, neck nuzzles, and has come a long way in learning to trust people again. Unfortunately, three weeks ago he started to get sick. I found out this week that he has distemper. Distemper is very rare and fatal in many cases. Rather than euthanize him, I've decided to do everything I can to give him the best chance at survival. If he survives this critical period, he can live a long and happy life. Hospitalization is his best chance at survival. I have already invested thousands towards his care. It will take an additional $2,500+ to keep him hospitalized. If you're able, I'm asking for your support to give this little nugget a fighting chance. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. I will continue to update this page with Pablo's progress. 

In gratitude, 
Erika + Pablo

33561112_1539151355882569_r.jpegI visit Pablo daily at the hospital. His treatment is intensive and requires that he's quarantined :(

33561112_1539151518958367_r.jpegHere Pablo is stretching his legs while I visit

33561112_1538957128485234_r.jpegPablo loves basking in the sun at Dolores

33561112_1538957562263849_r.jpegPablo showing off his big amber eyes

33561112_1538957718326832_r.jpegPablo loves getting scratches - even at the hospital 

33561112_1538959765748186_r.jpegPablo finds confidence in canine company due to his hoarding background

33561112_1538957768876959_r.jpegThe day I adopted Pablo

33561112_153895809415459_r.jpegPablo frolicking at the dog park
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Update 8
Posted by Erika Ruiz
2 months ago
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10/21: I'll be closing this campaign but wanted to give a final update on Pablo's progress. I've been blown away by all the support for this little guy. While his fight isn't over, hospitalization gave him a fighting chance. I truly can't thank everyone enough for their contributions towards this and positive thoughts. I am so so so incredibly thankful.

Today's Dr. visit:
Good news! Pablo got his feeding tube removed today! Dr. also confirmed NO eye ulcers and lungs are sounding healthier. Energy is still low but no new symptoms. While this virus can be unpredictable, I am hopeful Pablo is making his way towards recovery. He couldn't have gotten this far without your help. Thank you so much.
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Update 7
Posted by Erika Ruiz
3 months ago
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10/17: Today was a good day! I ate two full meals on my own and my energy was up! My mom was so proud. She gave me tons of ear and belly scratches to celebrate :)
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Update 6
Posted by Erika Ruiz
3 months ago
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10/15: My mom has been so proud of me these last few days! I'm still being tube fed but I've been consistently eating on my own. I've barely been coughing and don't have any new symptoms! This is my 10th day without a new symptom which is a huge win! My mom and I are so grateful for the continued support from everyone :)
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Update 5
Posted by Erika Ruiz
3 months ago
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10/12: Today was a big day! My fight isn't over but my mom took me home today. I also ate THREE meals on my own. I still have my nasal feeding tube but if I can keep it up my Dr. can take it out in a few days. Thank you for helping me stay in the hospital until I was healthy enough to go home. Your support has meant so much to me and my mom.
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Raised by 29 people in 3 months
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