Oscar Seizures - Update
$799 raised
123% of $649 goal
24 contributors
4 Years running
It has been a while since we updated Oscar and Rosie's story - the two Hurricane Sandy pugs who have been in our foster care since November. The reason for the lack of updates is because we have been uncertain as to the reasons behind Oscar's seizure ...
It has been a while since we updated Oscar and Rosie's story - the two Hurricane Sandy pugs who have been in our foster care since November. The reason for the lack of updates is because we have been uncertain as to the reasons behind Oscar's seizure condition that began a month into foster care with dangerous cluster seizures occuring multiple times within a 24 hour period. Since then we have been working closely with Curly Vets to find the right combination of medication to control his seizures. To date Oscar averages 1-2 months seizure free on Phenobarbitol and then the seizures begin creeping back. Then we increase his dosage and he is ok for another month or so, and the seizures start coming back. That is where we are now, Oscar began seizuring again last night after just 6 weeks on his new increased dosage. Seizures are difficult to diagnose, treat and control under normal circumstances and even moreso in Oscar's case being a stray because we have no previous medical history to rely on. However, because of his age and symptoms more than one of the vets we have consulted with believe we may be dealing with a possible brain tumor.

Curly Tail is committed to keeping Oscar as healthy and comfortable as possible, and most of all seizure free as we continue to look for the perfect forever home who is able to provide the special love and care that Oscar needs and open their hearts to this special pair. Oscar depends on Rosie a lot and there is no doubt that they belong together. When Oscar has seizures, Rosie is there to not only comfort him and stay close by, but she also barks and runs to the door to alert her foster mom when a seizure is occurring!

In order to keep Oscar at the correct therapeutic levels of phenobarbitol in his system requires costly, routine bloodwork as well as liver panels to ensure that the medication is not only working but also not causing any liver damage. As a result of the continued monitoring and screening, and office visits to the vet, we have racked up additional medical bills totaling $649. If you would like to contribute to Oscar's medical fund and help us help this special boy please consider a donation of any size and or sharing Oscar's story.

THANK YOU!!

To see more pictures of Oscar and Rosie, you can click here: https://picasaweb.google.com/109341549031595912076/OscarAndRosie
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