Oliver was found tied to a bench in the city and left to die. Luckily a good Samaritan found him and brought him into the local emergency animal clinic. When Oliver arrived he was unable to walk and having seizures. His body condition was poor and his hair was thin. The recommendation by the emergency doctors was initially to euthanize, but luckily they made the decision to give him the night on fluids and medication to see if there was any improvement. The prognosis was poor, but Oliver was a fighter and showed small signs of improvement so the doctors continued care. 

 

Oliver was hospitalized for a month before he was stable and walking well enough to be adopted out, but unfortunately due to his medical needs and seizures he was not a good adoption candidate. Taunya happened to work at the emergency hospital and fell in love with Oliver. She vowed to raise the money to get all the care and diagnostics needed for Oliver to live a happy, healthy life. 
 

After the diagnostics were done it was determined that Oliver had suffered from head trauma, consistant with being kicked or hit in the head, causing fluid build-up on the brain which was the cause of his seizures. He also had a nuclear med procedure and a liver biopsy due to liver issues. Doctors feared he might have a liver shunt, but after the diagnostics it was found that his liver issues were most likely caused by malnutrition and poor care, but these issues have since corrected themselves with proper nutrition and care. 

 

Oliver's head injury has healed now and he no longer has to take seizure medication. He also was treated for a demodex overgrowth and skin infection which has since been resolved and he's now growing his hair back in the places where he once had none. Due to the diligent care of the doctors and the unwavering devotion of his new mom, Oliver is a happy, thriving puppy.

Oliver's Recovery

After being released from the hospital finally, Oliver spent his first night at his forever home attached to his mom.

Oliver's Recovery

Oliver after he was back home from a nuclear med procedure. You can see the large shaved area on his side where they injected the dye to determine if he had a liver shunt. Luckily he did not!

Oliver's Recovery

Home at last after the liver biopsy and cryptorchid neuter. Poor Oliver didn't like the cone at all!

Oliver's Recovery

 

This is a picture of one of the infected areas of Oliver's skin. The hair growth was thin to non-existent in these areas. The doctor said that due to his rough start in life he was immune system was weak and couldn't fight off the infection.

Oliver's Recovery

 

Here's Oliver today, a happy and now healthy boy! He no longer needs medications and his seizures resolved once he was given enough time for his head trauma to heal. His liver issues resolved after getting the proper care and nutrition he needed.

Oliver's Story

Oliver's Recovery

Oliver after 3 weeks of being hospitalized. He was walking but still unstable at times and though his seizures were better controlled, he would still have the occasional break-through seizure.

Oliver's Recovery

Due to needing seizure medication every 8 hours, Oliver had to go to work with his mom every night so he could receive his medication on time.

Oliver's Recovery

The first few weeks at home he became more active and steady on his feet, but he would nap frequently because he would become tired easily.

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