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by fawndallas on 22 October 2016 - 04:10

Well, it as been awhile since I posted.

Whisper has had a very trying year. I have almost lost her a few times. She contracted a fungus that went into her bone marrow. Even the vet at Tx A&M said she may not make it.

Long haul since April 29th, but we made it. She is back healthy, rambunctious, a full on B... when she wants to. I love her to pieces though.

As soon as she gets through this 1st heat, we are going to start training for Monidoring. I cannot wait. We have pre-lims and Cardio testing next month to see how far we can go.

We have done a Rally or two, but she got sick shortly after we start. I will pick it back up next year. It is fun and good obedience training.

New pics as soon as I can get them in.


by fawndallas on 22 October 2016 - 04:10

Pictures are all too big.  I'll have to add at home.




by Hundmutter on 22 October 2016 - 06:10

So sorry to hear that, Fawnda. Glad she is over it now ! Can you provide a bit more medical detail about the condition, for interest/education ? Is it something breed-specific, or could GSDs get it too ?


by fawndallas on 22 October 2016 - 07:10

There is a fungus that lives in the ground, normally dormant, that can be activated by warm, moisture, then disturbance. It can cause Disseminated Histoplasmosis. Not contagious, but humans, dogs, cats can get it. Please read up, watch for anything unusual, go to vet sooner than later. Normally this just attacks the digestive tract, but if you wait, it gets worse.

In some cases, the animal must have a limb amputated. In Whisper's case it attacked her bone marrow.

For example, in the US Mississippi Valley, flooding, warm winter, DOGs DIGGING..... Then breathing. Normal life, nothing new.

May - I am crying, trying to make the best and most humane decision. Here is my post

"Now add... Puppy, little bit of a dip in immunity, no major signs... Minor diarrhea (test show parasite - treat), sleeper than normal (about the time for first heat, so no bell), still showing signs of parasite, not surprising, find and treat source. 2 months in - still sleeping and not a curtain climber. Let's do blood work..... She is crashing.

I can't describe how much it hurts to see a puppy that, at 9 weeks, had 3 grown German Shepherds bringing her toys, letting her have first pick of treats, showing her how to play tug, tag, keep away the German Shepherd way. She was growing into a beautiful athletic dog, that was starting to give the other dogs a run for their money. Now, at 9 months, lifts her head up to watch the other dogs play then puts it right back down."

by beetree on 25 October 2016 - 16:10


I just saw this, wow! Thank God, Whisper survived her ordeal. And you—too. It must have been an extremely anxious time for you. Please do update with new pictures!


by susie on 25 October 2016 - 16:10

Waiting for pics, Fawnda - has been a long time we heard from you!
So glad Whisper is doing well now!
Missed you...


by Reliya on 25 October 2016 - 20:10

You can host the photos in a gallery on imgur.com and then use the url of the photos to upload the pictures here. That's what I did when my photos were too big. Alternately, you can just host them on imgur and share the link.


by Cutaway on 25 October 2016 - 20:10

Really sorry to hear about this. We have a similar fungus spore in Az that causes what we call 'Valley Fever'. Both Animals and humans get infected by it and can be supper hard to diagnose sometimes.

How cool your girl is getting past it and you are going to be playing hard soon. Mondio is my favorite of the ring sports


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