Give Toby a Chance at Life

For: CA Toby
Fremont, CA
Organizer: United Yorkie Rescue
Give Toby a Chance at Life (CA Toby)
$2,610
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 41 donors
52% Complete
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The Story

5/26/17 My name is Toby, and I am a young guy, under 2 years old. I used to have a home and a Mommy I adored, and she adored me. When I was very young, she took me everywhere with her, even on planes! We had so much fun together. Now that is just a distant memory for me. I miss those good times so much. You see, something started happening to me when I was about 7 months old. I lost my energy. I started to drink excessive amounts of water and of course, peeing excessively. I became shaky when I tried to walk. My Mommy took me to several doctors, but no one was able to fix me. I heard them mention a liver shunt, but a test was done which ruled this out. Since my Mommy did not know what to do, and I was getting sicker and sicker, she decided to surrender me to United Yorkie Rescue. She felt they would be able to help me, and she wanted nothing but the best for me.

From Toby's Foster Mom. Immediately upon getting Toby, I rushed him to my vet to be blood and urinalysis tests done. He was found to have a severe urinary track infection which was causing the excessive drinking and peeing. It was also found that his thyroid levels were off. He was prescribed antibiotics, thyroid medication, and placed on a kidney support diet. He began to improve. Not drinking as much water, not peeing so much. He still spent most of his time in his bed, but I thought that he had been sick for so long, it would take some time to bring him back to normal. A retest of the blood and urine found him to be free of infection, and his thyroid levels were much better and a recheck was scheduled in 2 months. However, Toby has not regained his strength. He is still wobbly when he walks. He still never leaves his bed, other than to potty and eat. Something is still wrong!

Since my vet had done all they could do, a specialist has been consulted. An ultrasound was performed which showed his left kidney and ureter are distended. We still do not have a diagnosis as to what is causing this. We know, though, that we need to proceed and figure this out, as the health of Toby’s left kidney is in danger.  His current vetting is $1705. More tests are required to obtain a diagnosis. Please, can you help Toby? Your donation could help save Toby’s kidney. He is young, still a puppy, who may have a chance at a bright future, if we can get a diagnosis. We are concerned there may be more than one cause of Toby's pain and lethargy...but the kidneys are the first step in uncovering a full diagnosis.

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/urinary/c_dg_hydronephrosis

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 5, 2017

Posted on September 5, 2017

Update 9/5/17: Toby and I will be making the long journey to University of California Davis on 09/18.  He will have his surgery on 09/19, and I will pick him up on 09/20.  His surgery will involve trying to determine why the left ureter and kidney are enlarged. It is suspected that there is either an obstruction or the ureter is not attached to the bladder in the correct place. He will also be neutered.  This surgery could cost anywhere from $1698 to $3360.  Without this surgery, there is no hope for him to have any longevity of life. His one kidney will fail and could also compromise the other kidney. We are almost there for this very deserving boy.  This is the last hurdle. Each and everyone of you have helped us get this far.  We just need one last push. Any donation is very appreciated and will help us fix sweet little Toby.

Posted on September 5, 2017

Posted on September 5, 2017

Update Bio. 08/22/17. Toby was placed on a new diet of prescription food that is highly digestible, and has higher electrolyte levels. It was also recommended that sodium bicarbonate be added to his food in a liquid form, which is a formula of purified water and baking soda, He loved his new food, but quickly decided he did not like the baking soda, and he stopped eating. Foster Mom was very distraught, as the sodium bicarbonate mixture is the most important treatment of his Fanconi disease. While on the baling soda, we did a retest of blood levels, and there was great improvement. Toby is now back on track since Foster Mom was able to get the sodium bicarbonate in pill form. These are very inexpensive. Foster mom has also been feeding Toby three times a day, to hopefully increase his glucose levels. A retest was done today, and his glucose was still low, but did improve. Everything now appears to be moving in the right direction, and time will tell to see how he is handling everything. UC Davis did not want to proceed with anything surgical until his levels were more stable.

Please keep dear sweet Toby in your thoughts and prayers. I so hope we can give him a chance at life!


Posted on July 27, 2017

Posted on July 27, 2017

Update 07/27/2016  Toby and I made the long trip to UC Davis Small Animal Veterinary last week.  The vets there were extremely thorough, I have nothing but praise for this organization.  With a change in his diet, and adding supplements, the vets felt confident we could treat the Fanconis.Syndrome, a disease of the tubules in the kidney that filter the good and bad stuff,  The other problem, his dilated left kidney and left ureter must be treated, if Toby is to expect any longevity of his life.   It is believed that his ureter is not connected properly to his bladder, called an ectopic ureter.  This can be corrected by surgery.  However, the estimate for this procedure, which would include special tests to determine the exact problem, and surgery to attach it, or if an obstruction is found, installing a stent, is very expensive.  The estimate is $1698-$3360.  United Yorkie Rescue wants to give this special little man his life back. He has been sick for so long.  We are committed to doing this, however we need help again.  Please consider making a donation for Toby to get his surgery.

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