LIL NICKY – A1058912
Safe 11-27-2015 Manhattan Rescue: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc Please honor your pledges: http://rbari.org/donate/
LIL NICKY – A1058912
***HIT BY CAR – HAVING SEIZURES AND NEEDS FOLLOW UP VET CARE ASAP***
MALE, RED, DACHSHUND, 13 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/25/2015, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 11/29/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Sex: Male intact Scan: Negative. Hx: Hit by car 8 days ago, has had 3 seizures since then. S: Alert, appears to have normal mental status, trembling slightly, and tolerates all handling. O: BAR-H, BCS 4.5/9, MMs pink and moist, CRT <2 sec EENT: Muzzle appears subjectively swollen or disproportionately wide when compared to skull. No discharge OU, AU, nose. Severe tartar. PLNs: Symmetrical, not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated. M/S/I: Amb x4. No lesions noted. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. A: Hx head trauma and seizures – R/O hematoma and increased ICP. Dental disease. Short-term prognosis: Fair. P: Monitor for seizures. If seizing, can give 0.5 ml (5 mg) diazepam IV or intranasal. Consider further workup including CT to evaluate brain for cause of seizures
A staff member writes: Nicky was reportedly hit by a car and is now possibly suffering from seizures. Due to possible head trauma, she will need follow up vet care as soon as possible. Please help this adorable boy get the vet care he needs.
A volunteer writes: Lil Nicky lay so quietly in his kennel, paws crossed, tail wagging, and when I opened his door he literally leapt into my arms. He motors along spryly his tail wagging in rhythm, went potty the moment we were out the door, and cuddled on my lap when I sat down. Back in his kennel he faces front again, tail wagging at everyone who passes by. A lively old gent who’s sweet and affectionate, he’s looking for his retirement lap. Is it yours?
Lil Nicky was found outside 8 days ago as he was hit by a car. His finder cared for him in her home since but isn’t allowed to have pets where she lives and can’t keep him. He had 3 seizures lasting 2-5 minutes in her home.
Lil Nicky’s finder reports that he was friendly, affectionate, and mellow in her home. He was relaxed, affectionate, and tolerant with her and her 2 year old son. He seemed shy with adult men but outgoing and friendly with new women and children. Lil Nicky goes outside.
Lil Nicky had approached us and had a soft, relaxed body and wagging tail while we pet him, scanned him (-), collared him, picked him up, positioned him for pictures, and during his exam/vaccines. We put Lil Nicky in a kennel and when we returned, he wagged his tail fast and stood up against/cuddled against our chests. He had a soft, relaxed body sitting in our laps and while we held him in our arms.Momo allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression
Green medical behavior – easy to handle
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