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This week I received a call from some friends who adopted one of the greys I fostered. Last weekend he was in his yard when a cat got into the yard and bit him on the leg. Monday the leg was looking bad so they took him to the vet for antibiotics. Tuesday it was worse so back to the vet. Wednesday there was swelling and hair and skin were coming off of the leg. They hooked him to IV fluids and antibiotics. The vet called around to other vets and did some research as he has never seen anything like this before. They came to a diagnosis of Sweets Syndrome. Friday they had some antibiotics flown in and started him on those. The vet told them this is like toxic shock syndrome in people. The swelling is throughout his body and the skin and fur are also coming off of his stomach. The places without fur look like third degree burns.

Has anyone seen anything like this before? I am trying to help them in any way I can, but I have no idea what they are dealing with. They are watching him over the weekend to see if the new antibiotics are working.

Please keep all of them in your thoughts. They love their boy so much and he is such a sweetheart :(

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I have no idea at all about suggestions or advice but just want to send :grouphug to them for having to deal with something like this. I've never heard of anything at all like it.

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One of my greys go scratched in the eye by a cat and almost lost a eye, he had to get antibiotics by IV and then orally, but he got over it. I know cat bites are very dangerous and we will be saying lots of prayers.... :grouphug :grouphug :hope :hope :candle

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More good thoughts for this pup. I hope he improves soon and is back home on the mend quickly.

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So sorry to hear that, hope he recovers quickly.



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Any news on how this boy is doing?


No news yet. I am planning to call them tomorrow and see how the weekend went.

I forgot to mention that the vet is doing a culture of the leg. It will take about a week to get the results back.

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Oh, my! Never heard of anything like this before. Sending prayers and healing light.

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Cathy told me about this yesterday. :( Just horrible! He and his family have my thoughts and prayers. I know how much they adore him.

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Sending my prayers and white light. How awful! :grouphug


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Presume they've considered Alabama rot?


Sending lots of prayers.

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