Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes
Where Caught: we live on 17 acres of sandy soil-Bowmanville creek runs through our property-We mulched about 50 yards of cedar last spring-we have camp in Mattawa close to Algonquin Povincial Park.
Symptoms: starting walking on 3 legs-vet diagnosed acl-had surgery for repair.
*would not eat ANYTHING
vet diagnosed infection from surgery and loss of appetite due to fever of 105-gave him a shot-more antibotics
*appetite picked up a bit.
*breathing got really labored - took him to Emergency where 2 hr later they diagnosed him with Blasto.
we then transported Ty that night 2 hours from home to the University of Guelph where they did EVERYTHING possible for him.
Treatment: sorry-i don't have all the names of meds they gave Ty in Guelph. I did not keep that invoice.
Cost of Treatment: We did not spare any expense-they went all the way with treatment for Ty.
Additional Comments: We have Ty's nephew Gus. I feel thankful for him everyday and keep worrying if he will ever get it.
I will be on guard for any sign of Blasto for the rest of his hopefully long life.
I hate when he has his nose to the ground-Maybe what saved Gus and not Ty was that Gus has his nose more in the air where Ty would sound like a pig the way he used to snort the ground.
I will never look at dirt the same way every again.