Originally Posted by gaiamom
I just got back from the vet...A different vet! This is the place where we always take our other dog and cat and they are wonderful, but the vet was gone yesterday, hence the reason i had to go elsewhere.
I called as soon as they opened and the dr. told me to get him there immediately. He was so weak and pitiful but i kept just holding him and encouraging him...he even stood up in my lap on the way and wagged his tail
When i got there she immediately took him back and started him on IV, cath, and antibiotic shots and meds. She came out and talked to me for a long time despite a waiting room full of people with appointments. She congratulated me for keeping him so well hydrated and said that has absolutely saved him thus far. She said that the best we can do at this point is to do everything we can support his immune system and prevent him from bacterial infections and other junk, try to keep him nutritionally stable as she put, and hope the parvo will run its course and he'll survive it. This however is going to cost A LOT. She said her reccomendation was to be aggressively supportive as possible and if he shows improvement within the next 24 hrs, i might can bring him home for homecare. If there is no improvement, she suggest putting him to sleep so as not to prolong all this if he's not going to make it. She was Pissed that the dr. yesterday didnt do all of this then.
So he's there now hopefully getting losts of attention and meds/fluids. I'm just praying for the best outcome for him.
My biggest concern is that he will think i've abandoned him, and give up. I really do feel like my love and care sustained him through the night, and i'm worried about him being there alone