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Stephie's Story

Stephie

Update: 7/15/11

Stephie is an approximately 1 1/2 year old white and fawn long-haired female. She was taken into custody by Ft. Worth Animal Control Cruelty Investigators on June 17, 2011, from the same residence in Ft. Worth where Jitterbug, Sweet Pea, Red, Delilah and Bessie were found on August 11, 2010. Stephie was covered with ticks (engorged as well as tiny seed ticks), weighs only 36 pounds and is carrying a heavy burden of intestinal parasites. Her platelet count is very, very low and preliminary bloodwork indicates she could have tick borne diseases. Her eyes are weeping with green mucous, and she has some nasal discharge. She is receiving the appropriate medication while waiting on the results of her Protatek testing.

The special medical treatment cost needed by Stephie is why the Miss Mesa Fund was established. If you would like to help with Stephie's care, please take a moment to make a donation to the fund. You can use a credit card, check or PayPal by making the donation through the GALT GreytStore. You can also write a check (Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, P.O. Box 680, Addison, TX 75001) and note Miss Mesa Fund/Stephie on your check.

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Stephie

You WILL and CAN make a difference in Stephie's life and the lives of other greyhounds in need of special medical care. Your help and support will make a difference...one greyhound at a time.

Stephie

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Update 7/15/11

Stephie weighed in at 46.9 pounds as of July 9. Although it has not been 100% diagnosed, Stephie has been prescribed medication for scabies to cover all the bases for the symptoms she is exhibiting.

Update 6/28/11
Stephie's final Protatek tick titers have been received and are extremely high for Ehrlichia. Dr. Jeff Ellis examined Stephie today, Stephie's final Protatek tick titers have been received and are extremely high for Ehrlichia. Dr. Jeff Ellis examined Stephie today, and she has gained 4 pounds! Her PCV (packed cell volume) has gone up from 32 to 36, which is good, and her fecal is negative. She was deemed stable enough to receive her first injection of Imizol. Dr. Ellis will see her again in two weeks unless a need arises suddenly.

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