Help Old Man!

From Brittany Mabacre

Thank you for taking time to see what this is all about! Any thing you can spare will go directly to Old Man to get him better and ready for adoption. Vets aren't cheap, even low cost ones. Anything will help. Thank...

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Update #13

7 months ago

Last update for this page!!!!

Old Man just went to 2darescue in Apache Junction where he will get continued medical care and find his forever home.
I am shutting off donations here since I don't have him at my home anymore. I will leave this up for a bit so everyone can see the update and where he is. Karen at 2darescue will post about him on the rescue's Facebook page soon, so you can follow his progress there.

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On Monday, Nov 6, I was my walking my own dog when we came upon a loose dog. Once I got closer I knew this boy needed help. He was sicky skinny and walking unstable. I tried to get him to walk the few blocks to my house but he was too weak. I had to call my boyfriend to bring the car. When we got him inside he collapsed on my floor and slept. After a few hours I was able to get some food and water in him and he slowly gained more and more energy. 

Eventually I was able to bathe him and discovered a bad ear infection. 

I cleaned out what I could from his ear and just kept feeding him. 

He seems to be almost completely deaf and his eyes aren't great. His teeth are worse. 

Today, Wednesday the 8th, he is doing much better and can go for walks to potty without issue. 

Every shelter has told me no, they won't take him. 

He still needs meds for his ear and a forever home.

He's fully house trained and has a good temperament. 

If he can get healthy I'm sure he has lots of years left in him. 

Any thing you can spare will go directly to Old Man to get him better and ready for adoption. Vets aren't cheap, even low cost ones. Anything will help. 

Thank you

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #13

Last update for this page!!!!

Old Man just went to 2darescue in Apache Junction where he will get continued medical care and find his forever home.
I am shutting off donations here since I don't have him at my home anymore. I will leave this up for a bit so everyone can see the update and where he is. Karen at 2darescue will post about him on the rescue's Facebook page soon, so you can follow his progress there.

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #12

Back from the vet. Old Man's ear are clear, his reflexes are back to normal and they could just see the improvement in him. He is better! We also got an anonymous donation left at the vet so big thanks to whoever did that as well!
By the end of the week Old Man will be going to a rescue out in Apache Junction where he will continue to get medical care and continue his path to a forever home! Any further donations that come in will go to the rescue that is taking him. Once they have him I will shut this down to avoid confusion and unneeded funds.
Thank you again to everyone that donated and helped out. This could not have gone as well as it did without your support. You did it guys!

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #11

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that donated. It means the world to me that people were willing to help Old Man so much.
Tomorrow is his follow up vet trip and after that it looks like he will be going to a shelter that contacted me a few days ago.
Old Man was never going to stay here long as I have my own dog already. All I wanted was to get him treated and feeling better, then into a home that can care for him. With the help of all of you, and the endless patience and understanding of my family, I was able to make that happen. Thank you again.

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #10

Old Man has a follow up appointment Monday and then he will be looking for his new home! He is probably going to get more bloodwork done to check his levels and look for infection. Probably around $200 again. Any continued donations would be appreciated. Anything received that goes over his needs will go towards food, supplies, microchipping or donated to a rescue that takes him, by that's where he goes.

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7 months ago

Update #9

Just set up his follow up appointment. Next Monday he goes back in to see where we are at and hopefully get an all clear to be adopted out!

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #8

Quick update. Old Man is doing much better lately. His ear is healing and he holds it properly most of the time now. He is also getting increasingly good at spitting out his pills which I guess means he's getting more energy haha. I think he's gaining some weight in his ribs and hips finally. This is him watching me eat dinner tonight

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7 months ago

Update #7

Just a quick update. After a few days of antibiotics and pain meds, Old Man seems more generally comfortable. Still has weakness and gets tired easily. But he seems to slowly be improving.

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #6

Ok everyone. The vet called with the test results. It seems Old Man has very high kidney levels which could be caused by the infections we are treating OR it could be unrelated and much worse. Things like kidney disease etc.
She wants him back in for urine testing in a week to see if the current antibiotics fix it or if there's another problem.

It's not over yet. Please please help with this.

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #5

Vet visit went about as expected.
Ear infecting
Infection of the mouth/teeth
Seemingly some nerve damage in back right leg. Not sure of the cause.
Should have results of bloodwork back tomorrow to see if there's any hidden issues.
Antibiotics, pain meds and ear wash solution is what we are going home with.
Total bill today $306.

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #4

I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone that's donated to Old Man. It truly means so much to me that even people who don't know us are willing to help as well.

This morning seemed to be a bad morning, following a rough night. Last night his ear started bleeding a bit again and was bothering him. I got it cleaned up today. During our morning walk he just didn't have the energy that he has. He was walking slow and couldn't do the full walk this time.
Monday needs to hurry.

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7 months ago

Update #3

OK so Old Man is scheduled to see a vet Monday afternoon. He is still doing well but seems to have plateaued for now. But he can handle the full walk that we do with my dog and is getting better about being in the house. He is still wakes me up most nights to go outside to potty but he has never messed in the house so I guess I can't complain. Hopefully Monday will be good news and I will keep you all updated.

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #2

Guess I'll do an early update today since Old Man got me up to go outside. He is having a much better day today. He's active and talking and not struggling to get going this morning. But that ear still bothers him.

A lot of people have offered a lot of advice on his which is great. However, vets don't get paid in advice. Donations will be life changing here. Antibiotics are what he needs, and will get, but there is unfortunately always a need for money. Please help us get him better fast.

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Brittany Mabacre posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #1

Today seems to be a bit of a rough day. Old Man has less energy it seems and just wants to sleep. I think it's going to take some beef broth to get him to eat today

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