Quincy's ICU visit

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Raised by 38 people in 43 months
Quincy was rushed to the ER vet tonight and admitted to the ICU.  

Quincy is my best friend. He's always a happy and friendly dog who loves everyone, whether or not the love him back. We've been through some rough times together, but he's always been my cheerful and inseparable companion. 

Recently, he developed what appears to be a digestive problem. He's been happy and pretty normal throughout it all and doesn't mind the vet visits, but the vet hasn't been able to identify the source yet. He had another vet appointment set for this coming week, but when I got home from running errands, he had gotten sick everywhere and was standing in the middle of the room shaking with his back arched. He was too weak to walk on his own. The vet confirmed that he would have died tonight if he hadn't been brought in immediately. 

As I type this, they are currently running tests and still don't know what's wrong with him. The estimate for one night in the ICU is $1410. I fully intend to treat whatever is wrong with him. As it stands, I need to come up with the money for his first night at the very least. Hopefully treatment will be less dramatic than this evening, but it's possible that he'll require surgery depending on what's wrong. 

I was able to pay a small portion of that bill tonight, but would deeply appreciate your help in paying for the rest and making sure Quincy recovers. 


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Quincy's health is improving on the prednisone. He still needs another test that will tell us whether this is IBD or lymphoma.

He went back to the vet on Friday with a really bad skin infection. We're not sure how he got it, but it probably had a lot to do with his compromised immune system. $200 later, he's healing from that as well. They gave him an antibiotic shot that works very quickly. Hopefully it's just the one thing! Poor dog needs to catch a break!
This is after it started to heal. Very fast spreading infection!
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We have the biopsy results back, but they are not as conclusive as I had hoped. He may have Small Cell Lymphoma or IBD. Either way, the treatment for now is the same. He will be on steroids for now, starting with 5 days of an injectable and continuing with Prednisone once that is done.

If Quincy responds well to the steroids, we can run further tests to confirm which disease we're dealing with. If it turns out to be Small Cell Lymphoma, we may add chemo in pill form. This is a rare form of cancer in dogs, so it's hard to tell how he will respond. It's more frequently seen in cats, however, and cats respond well to this treatment usually, often adding years to their lives.

Quincy seems to be improving with the injectable steroids and is eating better.
Quincy napping with his buddy Bentley
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Quincy is stable again. He's coming home right after work today, and I'll be spending the day with him all day tomorrow. We're coming home with the supplies to do sub cu fluids myself, in case he becomes dehydrated again. Still waiting on the biopsy results, but hopefully it'll just be a couple more days.
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Quincy is back in the ER again with severe dehydration. He threw up this morning while I was sleeping and became severely dehydrated. He is on an IV for fluids and painkillers. The vet will try to get his biopsy results tomorrow, but the lab is closed on Sunday.

Waiting to hear more.
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Carol Bryant
43 months ago

Hugs and paw prayers for Q and that I get to see you both next month

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Jessica Burkett
43 months ago

thinking of you and quincy hope everything works out fur babies are precious

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Raised by 38 people in 43 months
Created July 12, 2015
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43 months ago
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Jill Miles
43 months ago

You and your furry baby are in my prayers my friend.

DF
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Danielle Foss
43 months ago

I wish I could help more. You are doing great and I'm sure this is insanely stressful! Best of luck. Fingers crossed for good biopsy results.

JR
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judith RIEHL
43 months ago

Prayers for Quincy - just went through this with my cocker. Passing on the blessings of help that we received.

Carol Bryant
43 months ago

Hugs and paw prayers for Q and that I get to see you both next month

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Jessica Burkett
43 months ago

thinking of you and quincy hope everything works out fur babies are precious

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