NDV spinal tap saves Dexter

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We adopted Dexter from a shelter while he was 45 days old. The next day diarrhea started. We took him to his vet. They gave him some serum. He was fine for about the next 4 weeks. But then the spasms had started on his belly area with the crying. Our vet told us that he had parasites and the spasms are the side effects. So he started to a treatment. But the spasm and the crying got worse. So we went to a hospital. They told us that he has canine distemper and we were too late to do something for treatment. They told us to put him on sleep.

Then we started to make some research. And we found your web site, contacted Ed. He shared all the information about the Newcastle Vaccine and the spinal tap treatment.

And on 6th of July 2010 the tab treatment had been applied to him by another vet. He was so bad the following week, it was like a nightmare. Two days after the treatment, when we woke up in the morning we found him on the floor like he had a stroke. He couldn’t move even for an inch. He was urinating himself. And he was very aggressive.  And for the first time we seriously thought to put him on sleep to stop his pain. But when we went to the vet we found out that he had a fever. (40 degrees) They gave him some medicine for his fever. He was up again after 24 hours later.

He had up and downs for about 4 months. We tried lots of medicine. (phenobarbitan, potasyum etc.) First his crying had stopped. Then he started to eat again. (we had to feed him for couple of weeks).  But the spasms never stopped.

It’s been 7 months since the procedure. We just celebrated his first birthday last week. He is a big, happy boy now. 🙂 He still has spasm but he got used to it and so do we.

Thanks to Ed and Dr. Sears we saved our Dexter’s life.

— Bezen Kiper

Istanbul, Turkey

Feb. 11, 2011

Read about Puik, another dog in Istanbul, saved with the NDV spinal tap

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