Angel Sponsor: C. Warner
March of 2011
Clovis is a young German Shorthaired Pointer who was found roaming the desert. He was a little over a year old and about 25 pounds underweight.
Clovis had Valley Fever, a disease caused by mold spores in the ground. Valley Fever attacks the immune system and usually starts in the lungs. In Clovis’ case had settled in his lungs and started to travel to his brain. He began showing signs of Narcolepsy and had difficulty eating and swallowing. If it spreads to other parts of his body, he will get worse. If the disease reached his bones, skin, or internal organs, he could need lifetime treatment. Clovis is being treated with Fluconazole and, depending on him, will be on the drug for at least a year or it may be a lifetime.
After a year and a half of being on his medication, Clovis is doing great! At this time he no longer has to be on medication, but will need blood tests on a regular basis. Clovis still has small bouts with choking and dozing off while standing up. Thanks to you and all of your support, he is now one happy little doggie!
Ten years later, Clovis has, in the last five years, no longer shown any signs of Valley Fever! He does, however, have a problem with tumors popping up all over his body. We’re keeping an eye on them.