So, little Mae went to visit Dr. Chris Jones, of the Internal Medicine department of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists on Friday.
The objective of the visit was to figure out why the amikacin antibiotics targeting the ecoli/staph/strep colony in her nasal cavity wasn’t working as quickly as we thought it would. He studied the CT scan done last week (thank you very generous people!!), and saw a great deal of mucous still in that left nasal cavity and also quite a bit of damage to the bones as well. Although Mae’s external symptoms are significantly better – no more constantly running green snot – they can tell from the CT that progress is not in line with a six week round of the antibiotics.
Dr. Jones suggested that we scope her nasal passage to see if there was something else up there that didn’t show up on the CT scan. So, here I am back – dare I even write it – asking for more funding for this adorable little girl. I so hope we are on the cusp of discovering what "ails her" so we can make her better.
The scope is a camera device that they will insert into her nostril and literally "see" what is up her nose.
The cost, with a significant discount, is estimated to be from $850-$1100. I know this sort of feels like throwing money down this bottomless pit, but I promise this little girl is worth it.
Remember her story? She was confiscated by the Houston SPCA from a breeder in Spring, TX just about two years ago. She and her siblings we the stars of the Animal Planet Animal Cops Houston episode. One of the siblings was an older female in severe pain – she was humanely euthanized by the HSPCA when they got custody of the dogs.
Five of the remaining seven were discovered to have heartworms and then came down with kennel cough while at the SPCA. So they called us in to take the five with heartworms. We named them Julius, Augustus, Flavia and Octavius. You all contributed toward the heartworm treatment in July/August 2007 and they all recovered and all but Mae were adopted. Julius lives in Dallas, Octavious in New Orleans, Augustus in Austin and Flavia in the Houston Area.
We really want to get little Mae healthy enough for a home of her own!! We need to have at least half of the above by Tuesday morning – her scope is scheduled for Tuesday – and the rest when we pick her up that evening. If you can donate, please CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL, or GO HERE TO PLEDGE TO SEND A CHECK or HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM.
She appreciates what you have done already!
Funding Status as of June 16, 2009 4:00 pm – $430
Doug Cameron, Janet Bello, Wylene Dunbar, Christine Hutchison, Anna Dee Lastick, Lisa Schwartz, from your BF Huey, LeeAnne Wheatley, in memory of Jasper, Laura Ritchie, Marty Howard, Rosemary Cody, Valerie Newman, love Harlie and Maddie.