Locality: International Falls MN
Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes
Where Caught: Island on Rainy Lake or the shores of Rainy Lake. Our dog and my niece who lives in the area but not at the same place both have a blasto diagnosis The family island on Rainy Lake is a place where we all spend time together.
Symptoms: Severe lameness and swelling in legs.
Unproductive cough which went away about 2 weeks B/4 his diagnosis.
Respiratory distress, heavy breathing.
Malase in ability to get up to eat, drink or walk
White blood count of 24
Treatment: 10mg/kg of Intraconozole in chew form
10 days of Bactril antibiotic
Rimadyl for the pain
Switching in week three to 5mg/kg per day in intrconozole capsule pellets
Cost of Treatment: Cost of diagnosis and treatment to date (week 3)approaching $1500.
New meds will be in the $4/day range. Tests and ongoing treatment, undetermined...we will do all and whatever we have to help Ted regain his health!
Additional Comments: Teddy was diagnosed with Blasto. My neice presented with almost all of the exact same symptoms surprizingly at around the same time. She too, has now, been diagnosed with Blasto. Although I am in no way happy about Ted's diagnosis, if our vet had not diagnosed Ted I do not thing we would have been able to so quickly identify and advocate for the proper testing of Rachel. I am sure he is responsible for alarming and educating us about what she was suffering from. Medical doctors RESISTED testing or even considering that Rachel has Blasto