Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ponder's Illness

Ponder got sick in late December. He has been diagnosed with Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia.


In short, he has an autoimmune disease where his body kills off his own red blood cells. His case is a bit more severe as it is happening in the bone marrow and not in the blood stream. The prognosis is 50/50 with this disease but so far he has been responding positively to the medications and my vet is hopeful.

It is possible that there is another disease at work as well. We are still running tests to see if we can figure anything else out.

The treatment and care for Ponder has been very tough and being that my family is back in
Connecticut and I live in Arizona, my two dogs are my family here. I desperately want to be able to provide for Ponder the care that he needs to get better, but it has become a financial burden.

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