Boo Boo, a 5-month old Bulldog/Pit Bull/Lab mix was diagnosed with Parvo and aspiration pneumonia.
After being evaluated at Animals Hospital of Levittown, he was transferred and admitted to Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC).
He had a fever of 106; he was a very sick dog who would have died without immediate emergency care.
The first few days of Boo Boo's treatment saw very little change in his condition.
However, this past Thursday and Friday, Boo Boo quickly improved. His vomiting and diarrhea stopped. His white blood cell count rose. His energy and high spirits began to return. His respiration improved to the point at which he was removed from the oxygen tent.
And-- always a positive sign-- he began eating again. By Friday, we were told that Boo Boo was "eating like a champ".
And we are especially grateful to the wonderful veterinarians at VSEC who took care of Boo Boo, and saved his life. They are:
- Stephanie Harrier, DVM
- Garrett Pachtinger, VMD,DACVECC
- RebeccaSyring, DVM, DAVECC
- Lisa Ziemer, VMD, DACUR
The photo to the right is the happy reunion between Boo Boo and his family, Rachel and Brandy.
Just afterward, Boo Boo went home.
Boo Boo's story and photos published with the permission of The Crossings Animal Sanctuary.