Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Baby Tucker Needs Your Prayers
I've got a somber post today, but I gotta ask for your prayers & good thoughts to be sent our way as a fur-family!
Tucker started feeling poorly on Sunday morning - he would not eat, would not drink. He wouldn't run, his spark had gone, and I knew something was wrong, but thought it was just upset tummy (who wants to eat when your belly hurts?? Not me...).
We were going to wait until tomorrow to take him to the veterinarian's office, but him throwing up all day long and not keeping anything down, I knew something wasn't right.
His temperature was fine, his stool sample came back negative for any parasites or things of that nature, but he was tested for parvo, and that came back positive.
If you don't know what that is, just like I didn't know until after the veterinarian told me, it's a HIGHLY contagious virus. His small intestines are being ripped apart and being shredded, which is what makes him very sick. There's another strand that will affect the heart, but we will not know if he has that until after a couple of days.
The bad thing about this virus... it comes with a pretty good chance of fatality. Yep, I said that f word. Talk about heartbroken.
Tucker is struggling and is being hospitalized for AT LEAST three days, if not more. Now, if you're a fur momma, that's about as bad of news as having your human baby hospitalized.
At the moment, Tucker is hooked up to IVs galore, being given antibiotics as often as possible, and is going to be watched intensely 24/7.
He's one of the cutest, sweetest pups I've ever known. He's learning SO much every day and I am so proud of where he's come from when we got him to now - he knows what the word NO and what the words, "Kisses only" means!
So, please keep this spunky boy in your prayers! Tucker baby, you're going to make it!!
Mommy, Daddy, and Bubby love you <3
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kind words, prayers, & thoughts. It means more than you'll ever know!
Have a good night, y'all.