Species: Dog

Sex: Female

Age: 5

Year: 2008

Country: U.S.A.

Locality: St. Paul/MN/USa

Survived?: No

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: Bowstring, MN (??)

Symptoms: cough for three weeks, that didn't improve with antibiotics, sores, weight loss, lack of energy, high fever for 2-3 weeks, limping, swollen joints, later bad breath and failure of liver and kidneys to tolerate medication

Treatment: week 3 with antibiotics
week 4 fluconazole, then 10mg daily of steroids towards end of week
week 5 continued with fluc. and steroid
week 6 fluc, then failure and nothing

Cost of Treatment: drugs, testing, vet visits, euthanasia ~ $800. She got to a point where hospitalization and dialysis would have helped, but too expensive at that point, with no guarantees... So we had to put her down yesterday

Additional Comments: We will miss you Laney!

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