A Country Gal at Heart:
I'm a sweet 'ole country gal that takes everything in stride. I'm a quiet hound who wants nothin' more than to be with my people. I'll happily lie on the couch next to you and dream of chasing rabbits. if you want a laid-back, easy companion, that's me. I'm patiently waiting for my new best friend to come along. Look into my sweet eyes and fall in love! I need a new home. Thanks for wanting to meet me.
Payton was already a sick Basset when BRAT rescued her. Even though her stool is very runny and frequently has fresh blood. We were constantly at the vet's for the same reason. We have tried so many different medications and deworming pills. The medicine would work for about 7 - 10 days and then we would have another relapse.
This cycle would continue up until the vet and I decided it was finally time to take a look inside with a specialist. During her biopsy, the specialist discovered she has histoplasmosis, a fungal parasite, in her colon with severe inflammation. She must have contracted it as a stray dog when eating contaminated soil for food.
Good news: it has not spread and is treatable. It takes anywhere from 1- 3 months to be cured. My sweet Payton will need to have two skin injections weekly, a daily pill, weekly blood work as well as a urine test to monitor her progress. Even with BRAT’s rescue discount, it will be $300 a week. Seeing how Payton is a severe case, the vet’s estimation for her total treatment will be around $3600.
Although her treatment plan is in place, she's not out of the woods yet. She's had to go to the ER and be hospitalized for dehydration and bloody stools. This even happened just last night. I took this picture of her this morning when I picked her up at the ER and took her to the specialist. She's still not feeling well. BRAT has already spent close to $3,000 on his precious girl. With this treatment plan, she could possibly cost BRAT close to $10,000. So we desperately need your help with these expenses. Payton is worth every penny and she thanks you.
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