US$360.00raised of $2,500.00 goal goal
We had Sparrow neutered on January 10th at Brown Veterinary Hospital here in Terre Haute, Indiana. While his healing seemed to be alright at the beginning, roughly a week after the surgery his scrotum began swelling up. One of the doctors at Brown diagnosed it as a blood clot in the area and gave us additional medication in order to help, but unfortunately his condition has since degraded even further.
On the 26th, his pain had worsened to the point where he was unable do much else but whimper on the ground, and we took him to Animal Emergency Clinic here in Terre Haute as it was after hours of Brown Vet. On the 28th, he began vomiting, and then began losing his equilibrium. We took him back to Brown, which then discovered he had an infection which had spread to his bloodstream.
After two days of being hospitalized there and treated with IV antibiotics, his balance was not improving at all, and the doctors there at Brown suggested we take him to be seen by a specialist. This resulted in me having to transfer him up to IndyVet on the 30th, in Indianapolis as they had a neurologist on staff.
Worse still, during the scans they were doing today (the 31st), they discovered a mass on his heart, in the midst of still trying to figure out exactly what it is causing his issues. As of present, IndyVet demanded an initial $2500 "deposit" for their services, and this total is likely only going to go up exponentially after their finding of that mass among other things with them having estimated another $3000 for that alone, and as of yet, we don't have a bill from Brown to know how much it will be from him having stayed there the nights prior to being transferred up to IndyVet.
On the bright side, Sparrow has ate some of the food given to him by the vet today, but as of right now with no definite diagnosis he still has a long road ahead of him. Thank you in advance to whoever took the time to read this, and thank you even more for donating, as it will all be going to take care of him no matter what he's up against.
- Brody Jones
- Campaign Owner
UPDATE: 2/3/19Update posted by Brody Jones at 03:52 am
Our boy has made it back home! He's able to walk by himself again, though his balance isn't quite 100% yet, and it will still be a while before he gets his usual corgi energy back while he's fighting off the rest of the infection, but we are all so
Heading home!Update posted by Brody Jones at 06:07 pm
Our sweet boy is headed home! He still has a long journey ahead of him, with a lengthy medicine routine and eyedrops. He is ecstatic to be home with his humans. Thank you SO much to everyone’s generosity! Sparrow is very grateful
UPDATE: Feb 1st, 8:00 PMUpdate posted by Brody Jones at 01:15 am
Thankfully, I have good news to share to all of you. Sparrow was able to eat twice today, and has actually wagged his tail for visitors! He's still a bit wobbly on his feet, but it seems the current regimen of steroids and antibiotics is helping. He's still not out. . . . .