I understandably don’t have a whole lot of faith in humans, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and hope that someone out there will see my face, hear my story and want to make sure I never suffer again.
Please share my story and if you think I could maybe come live with you, message my friends here at GRR and tell them a little about yourself.
Obie update before bed…..
Obie is in pretty poor shape. When dealing with a dog in this condition it’s kind of hard to decide where to start…Here is where we are at:
*The sunken head appearance
*His mouth is a MESS.
*The only thing worse than his mouth, is his skin. It’s incredibly inflamed and very, very uncomfortable for him.
*The pads of all 4 of his feat are pretty damaged and very painful for him.
After looking at all of these symptoms together, Dr. Christie believes the signs may point to masticatory muscle myositis. I’m by no means an expert, but from my skimming, my understanding is with this autoimmune disease antibodies attack the muscles responsible for chewing and operating the jaw which is what causes that sunken in look. Having an autoimmune disease would also explain many of the other things Obie has going on.
Plan of action:
*Started him on a course of antibiotics.
*Did a skin scrape which showed no mites, yay!.
*Ran general blood work to test for HW, tick diseases, thyroid levels and a few other things. These results will be in tomorrow.
*Run the 2M antibody blood work that tests for masticatory muscle myositis. There is only one lab in the US that does this blood work. They are in CA, so this will take some time.
According to the staff at Seaford, in spite of everything Obie has going on, he’s a DOLL. He is incredibly sweet and surprisingly well mannered once he calms down.He had no reaction to the kitties he met, did well with a 3 year old and made friends with a poodle. The staff said they will test him with larger dogs for us tomorrow. We are committed to helping Obie and doing whatever we can to get him well again….BUT…we need your help. Obie needs a foster home that is willing to give him the TLC he so desperately needs to recover. He will be able to be discharged tomorrow and we aren’t sure where he’s going (oops)……. Please let us know if you can help….and spread the word!!
Thank you to our friends at Seaford Animal Hospital, you guys are the best!!
January 12, 1:37 pm
Many of you saw the post about this guy in Laurel and tagged me (Thanks for that…lol….hopefully we will get tagged in a giant cash give away soon too!! Bahahaha) . Well, here he is, we are calling him Obie.
Christie, the same woman that found Tink, happened to be in the area and went and picked him up. As soon as he saw her truck he hauled ass across a field to get to her. This guy was definitely ready for someone to take pity on him and rescue him.
After Christie had him she messaged us and we agreed to vet him and try to find a foster for him. So far he has met a little poodle and done well, and he also did well with Christie’s 3 year old son.
He is currently at Seaford Animal Hospital. We will update everyone with info on him when we get it.
Please let us know if you can help by fostering this poor, neglected soul.