Bellery is a horribly neglected but sweet senior Shih Tzu surrendered to ACC and rescued by All Sentient Beings.
All Sentient Beings rescued Bellery (A0957423), a 12 year old senior Shih Tzu, surrendered to ACC and badly neglected. Her medical notes from 2/15/13 are as follows:
QAR. BCS 3/9. 4-6% DEHYDRATED.
PE: EENT -- SEVERE MATTING AROUND EYES (CLIPPED) -- SKIN TAGS EVIDENT AROUND BOTH EYELIDS, SEVERE KCS AND CORNEAL SCARRING EVIDENT WITH MUCOID DISCHARGE, EARS ARE FULL OF CRUSTY BROWN DEBRIS, PLN WNL, ORAL EXAM SEVERE DENTAL DISEASE, THORACIC AUSC GRADE 4/6 HEART MURMUR, CLEAR LUNG SOUNDS BILATERLLY, ABD PALP WNL, M/S SEEMINGLY WNL (GENERAL WEAKNESS VS FEAR), SKIN/HAIR -- SEVERELY MATTED AND UNKEPT HAIRCOAT.
TX: AREAS OF MATTS SHAVED ON FACE AND BODY. EARS CLEANED. EYES RINSED WITH OCULAR SALIINE SOLUTION.
PLAN: 62.5MG CLAVAMOX PO BID FOR 14 DAYS FOR SKIN AND ORAL HEALTH. TAB OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT BID FOR 14 DAYS. CONTINUED MONITORING OF APPETITE AND ATTITUDE.
Bellery was transported to our Vet on 2/19/13. He determined that she is blind in both eyes and has numerous wounds, including one which was so badly neglected that it now needs specific medical care and suturing. Bellery's 4/6 heart murmur was confrmed and she now needs blood work, x-ray, and an echo to diagnose her illness, determine the proper medications, and rule out additional pathology. Bellery has significant dental disease and is unable to be sedated to address her teeth or suture her wounds until her cardiac status is known. Lastly, she has generalized hind leg weakness, possibly neurologic in origin but yet to be confirmed.
Bellery has a long road of recovery ahead of her and ASB would love to give her the opportunity to spend her senior years in a good home, with love and dignity.
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