Quincy's ICU visit
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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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!
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.
Waiting to hear more.