Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Parvo Survivor!


I've never been so excited about Bailee Poop in my life! Let me explain...
So... the little pup I wrote about before is out of our lives :( Turns out the lady that we got it from was NOT a very good foster family... THe pup had parvo... and even though Bailee was supposedly up on her shots she managed to get it too!! It was a VERY traumatic experience... we LOVE our little baileegirl. Luckily we caught it early enough and Bailee is bigger so she had a better chance of survival! But it was still scary... and expensive! There's no guarantee of survival with the treatments... We were able to choose outpatient treatment so it made it a little better...
So i've been serving babyfood, pedialite, lamb, chicken, hamburger, cottage cheese, yogurt, scrambled eggs for a week... IN case you don't know much about Parvo its a disease that attacks their intestinal tract... they can't eat and throw up alot and get naasty diahrea... Puppies have like a 80/90% fatality rate. Bailee's over a year old and wieghs over 40 lbs so the odds were better... I've been montoring her 24/7... checkin her bowel movements and etc... anyways she hasn't thrown up in almost 5 days and her stinkies and getting more solid... and she's eating tonns of food and just wants to play ALL the time... so we are officially declaring VICTORY over PARVO! ;) I wish it on NO ONE. It's such a sad, sad thing. When you adopt make sure you have all the information from the agency and make sure it's VALID so you can turn them in if they sell you a dog that is infected. Our little guy had it when we bought him... They are legally supposed to check before they sell you one. I've turned em in to eerywhere I can find... hopefully they won't allow any more pups in that lady's house... Parvo's a VERY contagious disease (canine-specific) and lives for months, sometimes YEARS untreated. ANyhew... lots of information so i'll quit!

OH YEA... YOU CAN'T SEE IT... BUT HER SHIRT SAYS "ONLY CHILD..." SHE GETS HER WAY AGAIN CUZ WE WON'T BE ADOPTING ANOTHER PUP FOR AT LEAST 6-7 MONTHS (UNLESS WE MOVE;)

1 comment:

{Our Family} said...

Thats so awesome! And scary. I'm glad shes doing good.

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