On the 14th of June I noticed that a normally vibrant and plump Biscuit had lost weight and was not eating food that was offered to her. I immediately rushed her to the nearby veterinary hospital where she was diagnosed with tick borne disease, positive for Ehrlichia Canis. She did not have an appetite and refused any sort of food, for a period of nearly 2 weeks she was on an intensive treatment protocol of antibiotics, saline and other medicines to stabilize her.
Given her advanced age and the aggressive strain of tick fever her kidneys and spleen were affected. Her kidneys showed structural damage (stage 2 kidney disease), renal values were elevated & hemoglobin was dangerously low in the repeat blood panels and drugs to treat the condition were added to her treatment plan. Steroids were added to stimulate her appetite and she finally began responding to the treatment and started eating on her own.
The good news is that she is responding to treatment, but she has a long road ahead of her before she can be rehabilitated back to her territory. She now needs to be on special renal food, antibiotics, kidney supplements, hemoglobin & platelet supplements for a month to help her regain her health. Her treatment while lifesaving is costly and there are bills mounting that need to be paid. Below is a breakup of the estimated costs for the upcoming month
I am a student and had fundraised the initial portion of her treatment with friends and family. I now need your help to help Biscuit cross the finish line and beat the dreaded tick fever and kidney ailments that she is suffering from. Please open your hearts to this gentle girl who has been the most cooperative throughout the entire process and who has a strong zeal to live. Even the smallest contribution would go a long way toward helping Biscuit come home soon.