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Our sweet puppy, Hunter, who we got on Friday has parvo. He started showing signs of being *off* yesterday afternoon. My DH called off work today so we could take him to the vet this morning instead of tonight. He tested possitive and was started on fluids right away.<br><br>
He also has chest congestion and drainage from his nose. His skin is very dry (from a bad diet before we got him our vet says) and he has a fever of 104. He is a very sick puppy.<br><br>
Our vet says he'll probably need to stay there all week. Normally they discourage visiting parvo puppies due to the risk of spreading the disease but I explained how we got Hunter and how scared he was and that I'm scared he'll get depressed and feel we left him. She then said we could come see him whenever she's at work for as long as we want to visit!<br><br>
I had a very bad feeling when I thought we'd not be able to visit him, but I have a better feeling now. Our vet has also promised to shower him with affection.<br><br>
Our vet says he has a 50/50 chance, but she'll pull out all the stops to save him and we've told her there is no limit on the expences... to do whatever she feels is going to help him.<br><br>
Please keep our sweet boy in your thoughts this week. We are so devistated, but hopefull. We will be visiting him tonight and I'll update then.<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Adainae/Hunter/DSC00009.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/DSC00009.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Adainae/Hunter/DSC00006-2.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...DSC00006-2.jpg</a>
 

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Oh poor baby! And poor mommy!! He can pull through this. The best part is that you caught it early and noticed a change in him right away. Catching it sooner rather than later is the key!! They will keep him hydrated and I'll betcha he'll be just fine. I treated a litter of six for Parvo at home last summer and didn't lose any of them so it CAN be done. I will keep him in my prayers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Poor little guy! What a rough start he's had <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'll be thinking of all of you in the next several days. Please keep us updated. I have seen and successfully treated many cases of Parvo when I worked at the emergency vets. He'll pull through it, I know it.
 

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Poor baby. I'll have him and you in my thoughts. Parvo is vicious, but like others said, they can pull out of it just fine. And it sounds like you've got a great vet.
 

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Thanks guys... I just will NOT believe he was brought into our lives to not survive this!! I really appreciate the support and good thoughts.<br><br>
I did get a small update... our vet did blood work on him to make sure there was no hidden problems and it all came back in the normal range. I'm thankful, because I didn't want to see something else added to his list of things to get better from. I will update again tonight.
 

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oh man! i'm sorry to hear that. my own dog Tyson got parvo and it was a rough 4 days when he hospitalized. I am glad you took him in so early and that you started treatment right away.
 

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So sorry about your puppy! Such heartbreaking news, I hope that he pulls through!
 

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My dog, Toby, had Parvo as a pup. He pulled through just fine (he's 11 years old now), and I'm sure Hunter will, too! Keep your spirits up!
 

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As an afterthought; you should call the shelter and let them know that they have a litter that potentially has parvo - not that it will be anything new to them, but they might be able to prevent it from spreading.
 

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i hope your hunter pulls through ... I have 3 parvo pups here at home that I am treating .... it is tough on them... but i have faith they will pull through ...
 

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Our younger dog, Emily, had parvo at 11 weeks and pulled through after 10 days. She's a perfectly healthy 1 1/2 years old now, and looks remarkably like Hunter (at least in those pictures).<br><br>
There are a couple of pictures of her on my myspace page:<br><br><a href="http://www.myspace.com/alisonbelt" target="_blank">http://www.myspace.com/alisonbelt</a>
 

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When we got home from the vet, I called and let them know. They seemed concerned about things, and said they appreciated the call.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh poor baby! And poor mommy!! He can pull through this. The best part is that you caught it early and noticed a change in him right away. Catching it sooner rather than later is the key!! They will keep him hydrated and I'll betcha he'll be just fine. I treated a litter of six for Parvo at home last summer and didn't lose any of them so it CAN be done. I will keep him in my prayers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"></div>
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Hunter barked all day. He was still barking when we got there but he calmed right down. We stayed about an hour with him. He kept yawning, he was soooo tired! He was laying trying to nap when we left, I hope he stays calmer now. DH will try to visit him after work tomorrow... our vet said to come when she is there and she's off tomorrow... but he's going to try.<br><br>
I took a few pics for the kids to see how he is so I thought I'd share them here too.<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Adainae/Hunter/DSC00005.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/DSC00005.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Adainae/Hunter/DSC00006-3.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...DSC00006-3.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Adainae/Hunter/DSC00007.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/DSC00007.jpg</a><br><br>
Thank you everyone, I cannot tell you how wonderful your support helps us.
 

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Aww! Poor little guy. I am so glad you get to visit him- I would be wreck if I had to be away from Lola that long. Poor Hunter. I will certainly keep him in my thoughts- and your vet sounds awesome!<br><br>
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OMG !! what a sweet facey-poo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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He is beautiful! I will keep him in my thoughts!
 

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DH called to check on Hunter this morning and they said he could maybe come home tonight. I called our vet to ask her a couple questions and she said no way would he be ready to come home... she said she would not rush him because she'd seen too many pups die from being rushed home. She said because he's our dog she wanted to make extra sure he was ready (we are friends with our vet, she's so awesome!!).<br><br>
I'm THRILLED to say our vet was WRONG!! Hunter was doing so well when she went in this afternoon that she let DH bring him home!! She said she's never seen a puppy get better so fast! I'm so thrilled, he's here!! he's here!! He's all better!!! She said she wasn't even sending him home early that he was just doing that good!!<br><br>
No idea how much it cost, she threw his meds and food in a bag and shoved DH and Hunter out the back door and said she'd figure it up later and put it on our bill.<br><br>
But he's home and he looks great (I don't know where my camera is but pics later for sure!!)<br><br>
Thank you everyone, you prayers and good thoughts WORKED!!!!<br><br>
Thank You!!
 

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Yay! I'm so glad he is feeling better. Because, I have to tell you, that first picture of him in your second post (the one in the e-collar) just makes me want to cry and kiss his sweet, runny, puppy nose. That has got to be the most "aren't I a pitiful puppy?" pic ever!<br><br>
I hope he continues recovering well!
 
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