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Just sick

I think we have to put Mr. Pibb down. I took him to our regular vet because we didn't trust the opinion we were given on what's wrong with him from the SPCA vet. Turns out he has a very low white blood cell count (around 1000), is septasemic, has bilateral pneumonia, and suspected parvo. The heartworm count in his blood is extremely high. We can hospitalize him there for an unknown length of time, with treatment around $100 a day, and if he responds to treatment, he would have a 50/50 shot of living.


The poor baby is so sweet, and it just sucks that this has to happen to him. I've got to go cry now as I pick him up from the vet and go to bitch out the SPCA. They have a $500 cap for treatment during the 14 day period after adoption. They need to treat this baby, give me my money back, do SOMETHING!!!!

I don't want him to suffer through all of this.


Oct. 1st, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
When we adopted Lexi and Lucy we were told they were 3. When I took them to the vet, we were told they were not 3, but over 13 in age. When Lucy passed away the only comfort I had was that she was given a great life filled with love, and when she passed, she knew she was loved.
You should make sure you can be with Mr. Pibb if you do choose to put him down. I'm so sorry you are in this position, and that they let him be adopted when he was so sick. It is never easy to lose a pet.