Breed: Shih Tzu
About Ray Charles:
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Ray Charles
Ray Charles is doing a little better he had a bronchial wash yesterday and it looks like he just has severe infection in his lungs but we don’t know what the bacteria is just yet. The culture will take 5 days to get back. He’s on doxy for heartworms and ehrlichia. He’s on metronidazole for Giardia, he’s on Albon for coccidia. He is now taking codine to help him sleep. Dr Bronstadt said his teeth are just absolutely disgusting and he can only eat soft food, but he is eating for them and his cough is now being controlled by the codine. He asked if we wanted to take him home and I said not yet. I want him to spend another night and touch base again tomorrow. We don’t know what we need to use to go after the lung infection yet and he’s worried about his gut with the amount of antibiotics he’s already taking but we will visit that again when the culture comes back.
The emergencies continue with our rescues at the sanctuary. Ray Charles has come down with an upper respiratory infection and he is not doing well, he has a fever, cough, snotty nose and lethargy. He has been whisked away off to the ER for emergency care..
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