My boy, the Dude, was falling and his head was severely tilted to the left side; his eyes weren't darting. On Apr 26th I took him to the vet who diagnosed a vestibular disturbance. Antibiotics were given along with Gabapentin. 3 weeks later, I found a worm next to a spot of blood on the floor where the Dude was rubbing against drawer hardware. Figuring this was somehow related to his still wonky condition, I examined him tip to tail & found the exit wound at the base of his left ear. How the vet missed it during the exam is beyond me! Ran the ugly grub to the vet who initially thought it was a tick until I asked her look closer. She concurred that it was a cuterebra. She gave me a sample of Revolution which I immediately administered. Nearly 2 months later, the Dude's health hasn't improved and seems to be worsening. The Dude developed a cough that sounded like he was trying to clear his throat (definitely not a hair ball cough) so triple wormer was given about 10 days ago. The cough is gone. Now he has what looks like tiny pimples concentrated on his lower abdomen: some appear to be scabbed over, some are pink and raised, some appear to have tiny black dots in a hair follicle. All have a slightly raised lump under the skin (resembling scar tissue) that are appx 1 cm long & 1mm high and the skin is whiter than the surrounding skin. He was 20 lbs prior to this & has lost about 7 lbs in the last 2 months. His equilibrium is still off, head is still tilted to the left. He's eating 4 times as much as he had been (don't suspect tapeworm since wormer should've taken care of that 10 days ago & has been no sign of tapeworm in feces or bedding).He doesn't appear to be in pain but much less social than he had been, he's not excessively scratching or grooming. I'm at a total loss for a diagnosis! I'm an unemployed travel agent due to the pandemic & didn't have the $450 the vet has charged me so far. I am losing the loose grip I had on the sanity my children haven't killed!!! If anyone can give me a clue, a direction, an idea to pursue, you'll save 1 lady from going insane & a little guy I absolutely love! Thanks in advance!!!!