Thank you all for following Maverick's story. He had a lot of issues when he first came to us such as mange, heartworms, and kidney issues. He had to go to the ER often. We weren't sure he'd make it. He's a fighter though. His foster mom loves him dearly. So, he knows love and support. He's finally gotten to the point where he can start heartworm treatment. However, we have to do it slowly and on a special regimen. It will take 4-5 months. Here's a few updates for you.
UPDATE 1/5/17: Mav did great with his HW treatment today. No issues at all. Goes back in early Feb for his first injection of ivermectin....just hope he continues to do well then.
UPDATE 1/4/17: Mav started his HW treatment on 12/6/16 and has done very well for this first 30 days. He goes in tomorrow for treatment #2 of 4. Will stay at Dr Carter's for the day (same as 30 days ago.....getting a Heartgard and watching to see how he reacts). He has been on Doxycycline and Prednisone for 30 days now and has done well. He has a great appetite. He'a only vomited once. He plays with his many squeaker toys he received from his BRAT Santa Angels! He does not have Addison's disease. Praise The Lord.
UPDATE 10/1/16, 10:20 PM: Maverick has had a good day today. He has eaten both meals, drunk water, gone outside to potty, taken his meds with cream cheese, wagged his tail very slowly, and barked for the first time in 6 days! Still sleeping often, but no more grumpiness toward Roscoe (thank goodness). I think the fluids yesterday were so helpful to him. Hope to hear back on Monday the results of his test for Addison's Disease.
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