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Dag’s Update

Dag was rushed to a local emergency clinic late last week as he wasn’t breathing normally. The vet on duty recognized the need to provide life saving interventions as he had massive amounts of fluid filling his chest impairing his ability to get oxygen around his body. Two chest tubes were placed and he required oxygen support for several days. During that time many tests were run including CT, blood work, fluid analysis, ultrasound and bacterial culture. It was determined he had a severe infection in his chest. He seemed to be responding to his treatments initially but unfortunately he took a turn for the worse Tuesday. He was immediately transferred to a surgical facility where he underwent a major surgery. The surgical team opened up his chest and found several abscesses that needed to be surgically removed. He is stable today but the primary cause of the infection and abscesses is still unknown so he will remain in ICU to monitor his recovery.

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