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JOSIE (Schnauzer)

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Sweet Josie has taken a turn for the worse and is back in ICU.  She was released from the hospital and was brought to our Rehab Facility.    She was lethargic in the hospital, but they said she was stable and could come to us.  We do not ever bring any animals to the facility that are not stable.  They have to remain in the hospital with 24-hour care until they can come to us.


Today, I decided something was just not right with her.  One day she would eat, and then she would not.   There was no sign of distress or pain of any kind.   She just appeared to be a dog that had something wrong that no one had identified yet.   I finally decided she needed to go back to the Veterinary Hospital to have a different set of eyes look at her.  Dr. Cifranick worked her in this afternoon and discovered she had a crackling sound in your lungs which is indicative of a build-up of fluid.  He did an x-ray of her chest and abdomen and gave me a call.   Sweet Josie was in distress, and she needed to get to the ER as soon as possible.


Dr. Cifranick rushed this sweet pup to Charleston Veterinary Referral Center where she is being seen by Dr. Kristin Welch, their Critical Care Specialists.   All we know right now is that she has Peritonitis which is an inflammation of the peritoneum, the tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers and supports most of her abdominal organs.  Peritonitis is usually caused by an infection.  If left untreated, the dog can become septic.


We have the CVRC Team doing everything possible to save this very special girl.  This has to be an infection she has had that went undetected.   Please, keep Josie in your Prayers.   She needs all the help she can get to survive what is going on right now.


We need for everyone to Donate toward her Medical Bills so we can get to the bottom of what is going on with her.   If you can't Donate, please send to your Friends and Family, so they have a chance at helping us with dear Josie.

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