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Medical treatment for Bear

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Raised by 176 people in 17 months
Created August 10, 2017
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!
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Posted by Karen Fuller
16 months ago
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We, Lucas, Bear, and myself, want to truly express our extreme gratitude for all of the love, support, prayers, and donations that you have sent. You have gone far above and beyond anything we could have ever hoped for and we are truly blessed by each and ever one of you.

I'd like to share a quick update for those who have asked. This crazy disease seems to be so unpredictable, as I never know what's coming next! The pneumonia really caught us off guard but he seems to have recovered from that very well. He has new skin lesions almost daily, but his appetite was back and he tries to play occassionally.

The swelling has come back in his right front and rear right legs making walking difficult. He also has one toe that does not want to heal. This one started when he had pneumonia, so he had antibiotics as well as steroids. He finished those meds but infection is raging there again. And appetite is fading again. We will be back to our amazing doctors at VCA in Fishers.

We would not have been able to afford Bear's care alone! You have been truly amazing. I am thankful we can get him all of the medical care he needs.

I will continue to post updates as we fight this BLASTOMYCOSIS!

Love,
Karen, Lucas, and Bear
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Update 2
Posted by Karen Fuller
17 months ago
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I want to thank everyone who has donated money, and offered prayers and kind words of support. We are truly so very thankful for each and every one of you! We reached our goal and you are truly amazing! I have left this open so that I may continue to add updates.

Bear will go back to the doctor on Tuesday, and we are hopeful that his eye has healed and he will not loose vision. The swelling has come back in his right leg and he has an infection in his right front paw.

I know some people question the validity of our post, which is why I was hesitant to start a Go Fund Me account. I would like share photos of his prescription list, only to assure you it is real. I am not asking for further donations, as I hope this will be enough.

The fungal infection, Blastomycosis, is ugly and painful. It will take 6 months of treatment. Thanks to so many of you, we will be able to get the medical treatment that Bear needs. I truly can not thank you enough!!

Sincerely,
Karen and Lucas
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Update 1
Posted by Karen Fuller
17 months ago
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First, I want to thank everyone for their prayers, kind words, and donations. You are all so generous.

I also want to give a quick update. The steroids seem to be helping the pneumonia, as Bear is breathing easier! Yesterday, he was placed on an additional medication. He now has an infection in his foot. We are praying his body starts getting strong again quickly so he can fight these infections!
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Raised by 176 people in 17 months
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