Latest update from Grandpa Joe’s wonderful mama:
“Remember our Christmas miracle Joe?
He’s feeling much better now. After a few weeks of rest, 2 rounds of antibiotics and several warm cozy beds, he is all smiles. Now that his sneezing and cough is under control, we were able to do blood work. (Doctor’s finding below) He is getting another round of antibiotics to be sure to rid him of the lingering cough and sneezing. This little guy gets spunkier by the day. He fits in nicely with Arrow (also an OPR rescue who I adopted) , and the two cats. Arrow has been great with ol Grandpa Joe. Stepping aside to let him have some extra pets while he’s been sick. Isn’t it funny how rescue dogs seem to understand when another rescue has arrived?”
We are grateful to Sarah who has been taking such good care of Joe. 🙏😇🐾
Joe’s blood work results: Joe appears to have early stage kidney disease. He has elevated liver enzymes and shows he’s fighting a bacterial infection. The doctor wants him on a low protein diet to help his kidneys. We will be going back for follow up exam after the second round of antibiotics is completed. But all things considered he’s doing well.”