As he sleeps on his bed I decided to post the next step in his journey. When he is awake he insists on being petted constantly.
The next step in Hoby’s treatment is to see how the heartworm infection has affected his lungs and heart. Normally the lungs appear as dark forms around the heart. The white in this X-ray indicates congestion. Hopefully, this damage is reversible once the heartworms die off. An incidental finding is the small bright object at the bottom of the screen. That is a pellet lodged in his side. Sadly a large number of dogs rescued from the south suffer this fate.