Locality: Durand, IL
Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes
Where Caught: Possibly got it from an old wood pile or near the creek in the park. Also could have just picked it up in the back yard. Not sure.
Symptoms: Skin lesions, lack of appetite (he hardly eats at all), lack of energy, weight loss.
First symptom was a large lesion that burst on his back
Treatment: He is on 5 different meds right now I will update later with the names. So far it is "touch and go" with him. He may survive.
Cost of Treatment:
Additional Comments: Posting this on behalf of my parents so that others can track where blasto is occuring and to help others. My mom's dog Kasey also has blasto and lives 20 miles away. Her case is posted as well. will update both with outcomes.