Patient of the Day: Trooper, Golden Retriever

Freedom Rescue saved Trooper, this 5 month old Retriever mix, from a home in Missouri where he was not being properly cared for. He arrived in Colorado very thin, with a wound on the side of his face and pneumonia. He was being treated at Deer Creek Animal Hospital immediately upon arrival to Denver, and was starting to feel better when he started to have seizures. Trooper was transferred to Dr. Lane’s care on Tuesday and aggressive seizure management started to get the seizures under control. He underwent an MRI of his brain and a spinal fluid assessment on Thursday, and Dr. Lane diagnosed him with encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). This morning Trooper enjoyed his breakfast, as you can tell by the leftovers on his nose! He is being fed multiple times each day now, which we think may be a new experience for him.

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