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Turbo is a 1 year old pit bull who we rescued 4 weeks ago, he was an owner surrender from a 19 year old girl in college. He never saw a Vet before coming to SFABBR. In this time he was fully vaccinated, de wormed and neutered. He was full of ...

Turbo is a 1 year old pit bull who we rescued 4 weeks ago, he was an owner surrender from a 19 year old girl in college. He never saw a Vet before coming to SFABBR. In this time he was fully vaccinated, de wormed and neutered. He was full of worms, but thankfully that is cleared up now. He is an amazingly sweet young boy who knows nothing about being a dog.....before coming to us he didn't know what bones were, we were teaching him how to play before he got sick.

Turbo was neutered on 2/10/14 and seemed to be okay, we noticed he was drinking a lot and mopey but that isn't unusual post surgery. On 2/14 he woke up and didn't drink anything, went out to go potty then back to bed. I noticed at lunch time he hadn't ate any of his breakfast. I tried to get him to come out of his crate but he wouldn't. So I climbed in with him and brought him out, once out he stood up and walked to my bed to lay down. He couldn't climb up there, so I helped him up. A few hours later I went to check on him and he hadn't moved at all. So I went to pet him and noticed he was burning up.....he had a rectal temp of 104.7 I immediately called the Humane Society where he was neutered and told there was no Vetrinary staff due to the weather. So I called our normal Vet Dr Zebley, she had me rush him to her house (she is a mobile Vet) and after much determination she diagnosed him with an internal surgical infection (his site looked okay it was inside of him), a bladder infection and an upper respratory infection. He was given laser treatment to his groin to help promote healing and to eliviate the pain he was suffering from. He was immediately started on Augmentin 500mg twice a day and doubled his pain medicine.

On Saturday he still had a very high fever, we called Dr Zebley she said we needed to give the antibiotics more time to work continue doing what we were doing. His fever broke late Saturday afternoon, he was feeling a little bit better but not himself at all.

On Sunday Dr Zebley came to see him and he was still mopey and in a lot of pain, we decided to switch his pain medicine and she did laser treatment again to his groin. She felt like he was improving that it would be a long road because he is so sick.

On Monday he was the same, I went to town to do rescue business for several hours. When I came home my husband was letting dogs out. I grabbed Turbo on his way outside to give him his medicine and noticed he had an enormous growth on the right side of his neck, and a good size one on his left side. I freaked out and called Dr Zebley. She thought he was having an allergic reaction to something and started him on high dose Benadryl and we knew if something happened we were on our way to the ER. He continued to breath well and ate when my husband hand fed him some chicken and rice, he would have nothing to do with dog food.

This morning (Tuesday 2/18) I woke up and he developed a large mass on his right shoulder blade. I called Dr Zebley and she saw him between surgeries today. She aspirated his lymph nodes and sent it for cytology. She also aspirated the growth on his back and it was blood tinged pus (like our of a boil) and she sent that for culture and cytology as well......we won't know anything until Friday. Meanwhile he is sick as can be and if we can't get this infection under control we may loose him. Please help us pay his medical bills.....a simple $75 neuter is costing us around $400 so far and we are just begining to fight this battle. We asked for more because they charge fees for every donation, so we don't actually get every penny you send us. The only thing he has ate is chicken and rice since getting sick last Friday and he has lost 15lbs since his surgery. Please help us save this sweet boy.

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