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PETEY LEE NEEDS OUR HELP!!!

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Petey Lee belongs to my dear friend, Journey Lee.  Petey is not only her beloved pet, but he also serves as a certified therapy dog.  They would be lost without one another.  A few days in to the new year, Petey started getting sick, very sick, and he hasn't been able to eat now for over a week.  He is currently receiving fluids and other medication to help him, BUT HE HAS A LONG WAY TO GO.   Dr Bryant began ordering Petey to be syringe fed a critical care food, IV fluids, and several meds a few days ago, so he has all of this at the hospital as well as at home.  Basic diagnostics have not determined a cause of his illness, though X-rays and blood panels have been done. 
He will get an ultrasound tomorrow, which will cost  $350.00.   This is in addition to the treatment he has already received and a bill that will be about $600.00 by tomorrow.  If the ultrasound doesn't show what is going on, then more aggressive diagnostics will be performed. 
This dynamic duo really needs our help!!  Anyone who knows this dog knows what an awesome, incredible boy he is - Petey Lee is one of a kind and needs us!  He not only provides therapy for his human, but over the years at Salem Animal Hospital he has proven therapeutic to our other patients and their owners as well.  Surely all of the love he has put forward and negative stigmatisms he has overcome over the years can be repaid in these efforts to save his life!  PLEASE - if you can give anything, it will be greatly appreciated!!! PETEY AND JOURNEY LEE THANK YOU!!
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The Oncologist suggested we go through all other possible routes before needing to go in to surgery. One of the simplest is doing a screening for internal parasites! For example: I've been on Nexgard and Heartgard as my monthly preventative for fleas and ticks. These do not cover things like whipworms as some other preventatives that I've taken before such as Sentinel. It is unlikely that having something like whips would make me so suddenly sick, but it is still worth ruling out! (A $120 fix plus paying for fecal screenings vs $1500 or more)
We already picked up the Panacur from Salem Animal Hospital, but Mama is going to get a fecal sample in to Dr Bryant BEFORE starting me on this de-worming medication as it is not only expensive, but possibly a bad reaction for my already sensitive gut. So paws crossed for a happy pooping session this afternoon!
Other than that, there have been a couple of days in a row where I was vomiting and more lethargic, but my Mama has gotten more strict on when/what I eat at a certain time and the same with my meds. Just like humans, as we age, we can't always handle the same amounts or types of foods we once could. If my grandad has pizza and plans to go to bed at 10pm, he better eat that pizza by 6pm or he will be up with heartburn and acid-reflux all night! Well, that's what's happening with me too now! I am 11 years old now.
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Just a new favorite picture from our appointment at the veterinary school this week!
"READY TO SERVE" at Va Tech!
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Hello to all of our wonderful friends out there! I apologize for the delay in updating you all through the GFM page. As you can imagine, it has been a VERY hectic few days! Petey had his appointment at Virginia Tech (VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine) this week with Dr. Partridge, Oncology specialist. She was wonderful! They did another ultrasound which showed that everything was about the same inside my intestine, but perhaps had moved ever so slightly. We are still waiting to have a full discussion with Dr. Bryant about the appointment. Unfortunately, they were not able to aspirate the mass due to the difficult location. Everyone saw this as a likely problem from the moment it was discovered! So, the next step is to perform an endoscopy which will allow a proper biopsy. This is a minimum of $650 to get done, BUT it must be done!
In the mean time, Petey continues to get medication to reduce stomach acids and any other gastrointestinal issues that are easily controlled by OTC meds. He has been eating normally for over a week now and the turnaround from his few days being treated at Salem Animal Hospital is just incredible! I will never forget the moment (on day 9 of no eating unless force-fed by syringe) he ate a chicken liver on his own! What a happy moment in time! The side of his tummy is still tender and I have to be careful to not overfeed him or give him anything too heavy...like Bullysticks! (One of his old favorites..bummer!)
Once we can have another visit with Dr Bryant I will update through Petey's facebook or the GFM! We are still in awe at the amount of friends who have stopped by to visit, sent prayers, well wishes, and their own money to help out. Please continue to share this fundraiser - it is obviously working! We thank you so, so much!
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