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Case Count: 10

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Case of the Day

6-month-old female intact Terrier mix
Traumatic brain injury
     Head trauma from a truck. 5-pound dog. She came in unconscious on my colleague's shift and has improved far more and more quickly than expected. Her owner is a delightful woman who's raising a severely autistic adopted daughter from China. Unfortunately, her daughter and six other autistic kids and their parents were having a picnic outside when the dog ran into the street and got hit. Based on her experience, she was not nearly as upset about the uncertainty of her dog's neurologic future as other owners have been in my experience with TBI's. We will continue supportive care and pain meds while we wait to see what comes back online over the next days and weeks.