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Niko Needs your Help

Organized by: Jessica Geffre

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Niko is 4 weeks old now. I have been bottle feeding him since he was just 5 days old.

I work next to a veterinary office. One day while picking up my other puppy from getting groomed I noticed the cutest little puppy so young it didnt yet have its eyes open. This puppy was brought to the vet because it was not thriving with its mother and was having a hard time staying on its stomach/getting around. He was to be euthanized. The vet was not comfortable putting the puppy to sleep because at that time nothing was known about what was wrong with him. It could have just been he was slow to catch on, so I took him home and began helping him.

Just recently I realized that he was not progressing the way the vet and I had hoped. I scheduled an appointment and he was then diagnosed with hydrocephalus. This is when cerebral spinal fluid builds up in the brain causing swelling. I did a mass amount of research and since have contacted two neurologists. The next step in the long process of treating Niko is to have a consult with one of these neurologists.

He will need a host of tests performed to determine the cause of the hydrocephalus and the best treatment plan for him. This will include a consult with the neurologits, blood work, x-rays, and MRI. Through contacing the neurologists over the phone I have been given the inital quote of $2000-3000. I will be updating this posting with a formal quote to provide proof of my findings.

Unfotunately I do not have the funding to even start with the care he needs and without care Niko will continue to regress. He has high chances of seizures and ultimately death.

Please help me give Niko the fighting chance at the life he deserves.


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