Abandoned and abused, Bono was our first FIV+ senior rescue. He was rescued on January 16, 2016. He had a recurrent ear infection, broken bones, severe arthritis, and other health issues related to his traumatic past, age and FIV+ condition. He was diagnosed with stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in summer 2017. He lived happily at the Sanctuary for a bit over 2 years, until he lost his battle to CKD on February 26, 2018, at the age of 10. To read full story click here.
UPDATE October 8, 2017
The ear infection has relapsed and he will be needing treatment again. His appointment is on Monday, October 09, 2017. Help us afford his special vet care. Please GIVE. Thank you!
UPDATE June 28, 2017
Bono’s kidney disease has been diagnosed upon testing his blood levels of creatinine. However, the diagnosis is not 100% accurate if only a blood chemistry is run.
Further tests that measures UPC and SDMA values (which are specific to determine kidney malfunctioning) needs to be run. Additionally, an ultrasound of the lower abdomen is also needed. His ‘otitis externa’ is currently being treated with Osurnia otic ear gel and will be needing a booster dose to be effective.
Urine lab culture, ultrasound and 2 otic pipettes costs were estimated in $180 however extra charges around $60 will apply for the additional tests needed. Bono’s follow-up visit is this Friday June 30th.