Update 4/5/17: Our little Kai who has grown from just .8 of a pound now weighs in at 4.8 pounds! He went over to the dermatologist and he got diagnosed with a somewhat rare autoimmune skin issue known as pemphigus foliaceus, it may impact him for life and he needs to avoid sun/uv exposure because that will cause flare ups. We will continue to monitor his care and get additional veterinary care as needed. A huge thank you to a VERY generous donor who made a large contribution to our bill at Pacific Vet towards Kai's care, Maura we SO appreciate you and every person who has helped us with this campaign!
UPDATE: Kai is improving and starting to act like a "real puppy" he is now playing and growing. He is still suffering from a skin condition we are investigating with a specialist, so his care costs are ongoing. We are also still quite short of our fundraising goal for his previous medical care. Thanks for continuing to share our medical fundraiser and for helping us help animals like Kai in the community!
Sweet little Kai is in trouble. Yesterday and last night he didn't seem quite right, body temp was decreasing, not eating as well, lethargic, etc, so we took him to Pacific Veterinary Specialists. They recommended hospitalizing him and running some diagnostics. Chest x-rays show pneumonia (weird because he's been on meds that should treat that since we got him) and they think there's a possibility he might have distemper (thank you original home he was born into in Fresno!) We don't know what's going to happen, but we know that he's getting the best care possible at Pacific, and that we need to keep him there as long as his condition requires it. It's also very expensive; this first 24 hours of hospitalization, x-rays, blood work and the "etc." will run at minimum $1800. We need to raise that if we are to have any hope of being able to keep him there for treatment. This week has already been a rough week in medical bills ($3,000 for just one other animal we committed to when he was a tiny kitten found in a dumpster) and could really use some backup from our community here. We don't usually ask for help, but please, Kai needs you and we do too.
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