For those of you who have been following along with Sullivan's journey, you remember that he came to us late last year as a small puppy with cherry eye, giardia, and a low grade heart murmur. His heart murmur faded and after his cherry eye surgery, his eyes have healed. While this is a great progress in his overall health, he has continued to have loose stools. Under the direction of his vets, his foster mom has tried various hypoallergenic diets and treatments but nothing has helped thus far.
He was recently neutered and soon after that he began coughing, sneezing, and regurgitating. He was placed on antibiotics and a cough suppressant but the only thing that has helped is anti-nausea medication. We have been concerned that he will develop aspiration pneumonia if this doesn’t stop soon. An ultrasound uncovered that he has fluid in his abdomen, swollen nodes, and thickening of his intestinal walls. These are indications of inflammation. He saw a specialist for these issues last week and it is recommended that he have both an endoscopy and colonoscopy to find out what is going on. The procedures could cost between $2000 to $3000. Please help by donating if you can...we appreciate all our followers' support!!
It’s Christmas time, time of giving and sharing and LOVE! The French Bulldog Village wants to share this story with you:
The French Bulldog Village wants to share this story with you: A few days ago we got a call…there was a 4 month old puppy in severe distress. We were told he most likely had a Grade 2 heart murmur. We got the transport set up and he became a Villager! He came to us with no name, and the foster named him Sullivan (Sully) for the miracle on the Hudson!
Sully does have a heart murmur (he will be going to the cardiologist for exam) but he has so much more…a very severe cherry eye was obvious to the intake crew, and he was dehydrated, needing fluids. He carries with him Giardia and Coccidia, is coughing and sniffling with a stark upper respiratory infection and both ears infected. He may have luxating patellas in both rear legs. Both knees are dislocated and may require surgery. He will need to see a specialist for a proper diagnosis.
In addition, Sully has refused to eat so the foster family has been syringing fluids into his mouth and feeding the wettest of foods they can. He has been to the vet’s office daily since his intake, where he is a star!
Sullivan has high spirits and loves to play and hang with his foster family. He wants and needs love, and the foster family is thrilled to provide it to him! Sully has a long road ahead of him and many vet bills. We are appreciative of our followers for any and all donations!