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#121 of 178 Old 04-30-2005, 05:20 PM
 
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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
Can you get some rest and then go back and sit with him for a bit? Are you going to bring him home tonight? Bless you, really! You've done an amazing thing for this little guy and I hope that his shelter mates can find someone as amazing as you too!
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There are a number of different strains of parvo, the vaccines are comprised of a combination of 3 strains (at least ours in Canada are) So yes, if the puppy gets a strain that isn't dominant in the vaccine he can get a fairly mild case or sometimes they get a stain that isn't represented in the vaccine at all and they can get very sick. We vaccinate for the strains seen 90% of the time though, so most vaccinated dog's are fairly well protected.
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#123 of 178 Old 04-30-2005, 06:01 PM
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gaiamom - hope he's doing okay. i'm thinking of little tate and of you.
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Yeah i'm about to go lay down a bit...havent slept yet. But the vet closed at 1pm, with the vet leaving the weekend staff with him. Hopefully she'll call me back tonight and I'll be able to arrange a weekend visit even though they arent open. I wish i could bring him home but i really do think he's in the best care possible and i'm glad they have a staff that stays/rotates and he wont be alone.
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I am so sorry! My thoughts are with you.
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any updated on Tate?

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What a blessing you are. to your new friend.
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Anxiously waiting for an update on Tate. Great Job Erica. I honestly believe that he has made it this far because of you!!!!!

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The vet just called and said Tate had passed away a couple minutes ago. That's really all i can say at this point, i'm just too upset. Thank you mama's for your love and support.
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...oh I'm so sorry for your loss, Gaiamom.

Safe Journey, Tate.

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I am so sorry for your family's loss.

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The poor little baby. You did the best you could for him, and you gave him the most comfort he had in his short life, I'm sure. Don't feel bad that he died at the vet's, instead of your home. You were doing what you thought would save his life. He's with his littermates, now. Poor little thing.
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oh no! I am so sorry GMom. I am glad that you adopted him. I know he felt loved and safe for the first time and you did an incredible thing.

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Oh no! Poor baby. Thankfully he had you to show him love during his short stay here on earth.

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The vet just called and said Tate had passed away a couple minutes ago. That's really all i can say at this point, i'm just too upset. Thank you mama's for your love and support.



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Tate is now at the RAINBOW BRIDGE

He now frolics with the Angels & has no more pain.
RIP, sweet Tate


Please know that you did everything in your power to keep him going.
At least he passed know that he was loved..

oh crap... I fell your pain so much.. i gotta go...
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I'm so very sorry he didn't make it. You did everything possible .. without you he would have died unloved and unmourned so in that he was a lucky puppy

RIP Tate
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I am so sorry. I just read this whole thread and I was pulling for him. You were amazing in showing him so much love.

for Tate

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Just found your thread.
I'm so sorry


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oh no! i'm so sorry for your loss. i cannot imagine your pain right now but please know that Tate is at the Rainbow Bridge and that you were the BEST friend he had in this Earth. Sending prayers for you.

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i'm so sorry


As sad as it is to read you last update, I am so glad he wasn't left at the shelter...and I am so glad that your poor Tate knew love and kindness before he passed away





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Im so sorry you lost your puppy ... ((((HUGS))) to you and your family during this time ...
You did a great job loving that little guy
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Aww Erica, I'm so sorry sweetie. Like everyone has said you did so much for him and I'm certain he felt loved for the very first time since he left his mom, you gave him a gift nobody else could have. He's watching over your family now, and always will be.
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Thank you all so much. This is the second animal we've lost in a week. First our beloved kitty, Rasta, whom we had since he was born 6 yrs ago....He was the best cat in the world and we miss him terribly. Now Tate. I'm just so upset that he had to die at the vet instead of here at home in my arms. I know i did everything i could and i'm so glad i had the opportunity to love him, and that he didnt die without knowing what a home was like, or love from a family. Even though i'm in so much pain right now, i cant stop crying...i would do it again in a heartbeat. We are going to pick him up in the morning and bring him home for a loving memorial in our backyard.
Dixie, our rhodesian ridgeback rescue, has been so sweet. She's huge but keeps insisting on climbing in my lap to lick away my tears. I know she feels my sadness and is trying to comfort me...and she does.
The support here has been soooo overwhelming in a wonderful way. Pat yourselves on the back mama's, you had a part in tate's life too. You guys sustained me last night as i was fighting to keep him alive and i've read your words of encouragement over and over. Thank you for helping to give this little guy a chance and for loving him with me. I truly do love you all.
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Thank you for helping to give this little guy a chance and for loving him with me. I truly do love you all.
As we do you, mama....I'm sooo sorry for the incredible losses you've experienced over the last week ~ a pain that I imagine to be beyond measure I'm sooo glad you took pictues of Tate, you will treasure them, I'm sure.

I need to tell you this again ~ you are an *angel*. What you did for Tate went above & beyond the call of duty. The world would be a better place if more souls such as yourself walked among us.

Thinking of you,

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Oh, love.... Godspeed, Tate. :
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Gaiamom,

I am soo sorry you lost your little puppy you did wonderful things for him and you did show him immense love.
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I'm so sorry.
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I'm so sorry, mama.
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