Pat W. Posted August 15, 2006 Report Share Posted August 15, 2006 A good friend of mine is going through a very rough time with her young rescue bc West. He is suffering from an unknown type of illness, vets do not know what he has. All the lymphs in his body are enlarged, his temp can only be be kept down by antibiotics, he has fluid in his chest as well as adhesions. A large but benign growth was removed from his neck near a lymph, cancer has been ruled out. He is still trying to eat but has a very hard time chewing/swollowing. Right now he is with an internist at Penn State Vet Hosp in Philadelphia. Evidently they are leaning toward one of two things either a tick born disease that is transmitted by a preditor eating wild rabbits that are effected by the disease and can be only detected during a Necropsy or a cross over of a primarily equine disease...I dont know how to spell it but it begins with an E. Cases were found in New York State and treated successfully. This is her young up and coming rescue agility dog who has had enough adventures for a life time. Earlier this year we thought he was gone for good when he escaped from her daughters fenced yard and was missing for 5 days. He managed to cross several high volume roads with out injury and made it back to the daughters house with only a large cut above his eye and minor lameness. All of which he is well recovered from. So please if you know any prayers please say them for West Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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