Breed: Mixed Breed
Weight: 68 pounds
Current Location: Granbury, TX
Adoption Date: March 26, 2022
Adopted by: Dorry Keene
Say hello to Big Bend
This is Big Bend and he was the very first dog who broke out with distemper way back over two months ago. He was hospitalized for quite sometime and once he was feeling better he then went into ISO with Acadia, and Ruby who also had come down with distemper. Thankfully all of them had mild symptoms, all of them never had neurological symptoms and we are just so very grateful to have all of them test negative, and come out of that alive and well. Big Bend spent weeks and weeks in ISO with only Ruby as his best friend, the two of them were best friends and we were grateful they had each other, they would wrestle they would snooze in the sun and were just happy together. The time for them has passed that they need any kind of isolation and Ruby went off to her new home. Big Bend doesn’t have a home and he has never received an application or an inquiry either. We moved him to the ranch so he could stretch out an enjoy life again now that he is well. This boy is a very sweet boy, he gets along so nicely with other dogs the only thing he is lacking is interest and a family to call his own.
Do you think I’m cute anyway? Because I need a home and I don’t want my nose to get in the way of that.”
Our new ISO yard is probably 2.5 times larger than it was and for Big Bend that makes a very big difference. When he is taken out for potty time, he has room to run and play which signifies the relief from the sickness we’ve been struggling with.
Sadly, Big Bend came back positive for distemper. Now we all know what can happen with distemper and we simply do not know if he will survive this. Every dog is different, some fade quickly and begin seizing and some never will and just have mild symptoms. We absolutely cannot know what will happen with him and anybody who thinks they do is wrong. There is no treatment for distemper and I ask that you please don’t email us telling us there is, there are lots of wives tale anecdotal nonsense about distemper and antivirals and lots of other misinformation. We take our advice from highly skilled medical professionals and we have discussed all of these things with Dr. Ducote, probably the best neurologist in North Texas and she confirms that it’s a wait and see game and every dog is different and there is literally nothing you can give them that makes a difference.
Emma has moved Big Bend to the ER she used to work at who will take him and keep him in isolation in the hospital for two weeks.
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