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Sick Dobe needs help!

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by schild, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. schild

    schild

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    I put this in GNG and got no reply, anyone have any ideas?

    We adopted out third Dobe in August and knew up front he was a special needs dog. He had been severely abused/ neglected in his first six months, developing such bad pneumonia that a lobectomy was performed removing thirty percent of his lungs. All these cost were paid for by Illinois Doberman Rescue. We have had him to our vet three or four times since August for little respratory problems, until two weeks ago when he had been sick all week, our vet put him on antibiotics and asthma medicine and recommended that we see a specialist in Chicago. Went to the specialist yesterday and the Dr. wants Jack(the Dobe) on antibiotics and Flovent for the rest of his life. So right now getting the Flovent from Canada and the the cost of the antibiotics, meds are going to cost one hundred plus dollars per month the rest of his life. If/when he develops an immunity to the one antibiotic then he will have to go on three different drugs adding another fifty dollars /month to the cost. Illinois Doberman Rescue will no longer help. I have sent an email to www.doberman911.org to see if they will help. The problem is that I'm disabled and this is going to be hard. If anyone knows of any organizations that could/would help please let me know.
    Thanks, Scott and thanks from Jack
     
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    This may sound like a stupid question, but can he use human antibiotics? Can he take any of the $4 a month Wal Mart generics?
     
  4. schild

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    Actually they are starting him out on a dog only, non-FDA approved Chloraphenicol, which at $50/month was cheaper than the other option of putting him on Three different antibiotics, he would get antibiotic #1 for one week, antibiotic #2 for the second week, and antibiotic #3 the third week and take the fouth week off. Jack will have to go on this route when/if he become immune to Chloraphenicol, then the cost will jump another $50/month.
    The Specialist we are seeing is very aware of the costs involved and does everything possible to use low cost alternatives. The Vet printed out the web page for the Canadian Pharmacy, and I checked around and most Vets wanted close to $150 for a two month supply of the Chloraphenicol and the specialist is selling it to me for $102.
     
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    plasticgunz Swollen Member CLM

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    Maybe you should get a second opinion? If this isn't where you are taking your Dobe, http://aeccc.com/, I highly recommend them.
     
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    There is a dobe website that you might want to post this to as they are very helpful with lots of things. It is www.dobermantalk.com
    Good Luck
     
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    Lynn D Bullseye?

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    Just to add my two cents....chloramphenicol is a People drug as well....been used for years for very specific illnesses. Likely it's still pretty expensive....In people, it's used for very severe infections that other antibiotics fail to help.

    You might want to talk to your local pharmacist. The only thing I can think of that might be a problem is because it's limited use in people might make it difficult to get no matter which route you choose.

    Best of luck to you and Jack.

    Lynn
     
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    Lynn- email sent