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.

20 comments:

  1. Oh Sara you have my heartfelt prayers and hugs too! Poor sweet Tucker he is such a cutie pie! I so hope he is up to giving kisses very soon. Please keep us all updated.

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  2. I am so sorry your fur baby is sick. I hope and pray he gets better and the vet is able to heal him. We have our own fur babies and we hurt when they hurt. Huge hugs to you and Tucker!

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  3. Sara,

    What a precious guy. My prayers definitely go out to Tucker and you. From another dog lover {have 2 adorable pugs}.

    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

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    1. Thank you, Mona! That means a lot :)

      -Sara

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  4. Aw, I am so sorry! Will definitely pray he gets all healed up soon!!!

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  5. So sorry to hear this news, Sara. My thoughts are with you and Tucker, and I'm wishing him a full recovery.

    Stef
    Miss Galvin Learns

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    1. You are so kind, Stef! Thank you very much :)

      -Sara

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  6. I'm so sorry! Sending prayers that he gets better.

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    1. They're very much appreciated!! :)

      -Sara

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  7. What a sweetie! I am so sorry and you have my thoughts and prayers.
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  8. Hi Sara,
    I'm so sorry to hear that Tucker is suffering but I do have some happy news. One of my fur babies came down with the parvo disease. In fact, her entire litter had it. There were 8 puppies in all. Of the eight, seven of them survived and are doing just fine. My Ember is one of them. After learning about parvo, it seemed as though survival rates were increasing so I wish all the best to little Tucker and your family as well. Take care!
    Dianne
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

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    1. SO glad to hear the positives when all we've been hearing is the negatives! Also glad Ember is okay - it's a scary thing! Keeping my head and hopes up!

      -Sara

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  9. Praying for the best for Tucker! It's hard to watch someone you care so much about go through so much suffering, but no matter what there will be relief at the end of all this!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Stacie! :) I surely hope it's a happy ending!!

      -Sara

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  10. Thinking of you and Tucker! Parvo is such a nasty disease... definitely one of those that needs a cure quickly because it affects too many adorable puppies!

    I hope you get good news!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  11. Prayers for that sweet, precious little boy. What an adorable pup! Puppy prayers!
    Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  12. I love you so much, Sara!! And I love Tuck even though I don't know him yet XOXO You are so in my prayers and I will say a special prayer at bed tonight.. Love you let me know if you need anything!!

    Laura
    Laura Love to Teach

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  13. Prayers are definitely being sent your way!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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  14. I'm SO sorry! Our westie had parvo when we got him to. Happily, he was fine and now, 6 years later, is the BEST part of my day! I hope Tucker is okay and has a complete recovery.

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