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The worse thing has happened, Maddie has been diagnosed with
the deadly disease Parvo. I noticed she wasn't her usual happy go lucky self
two days ago and on top of that vomiting and refusing to drink or eat.
Like a good mommy, I IMMEDIATELY took action and took her to the
vet right away. The vet said if the parvo is in the land, there is
nothing you can really do about it except keep the dog up to date
on vaccinations, she already had a shot for Parvo and it was time
for another round of shots for her and Scooter when she got it.
What's weird is my grandpa's girlfriend's 10 wk. old puppy died from
Parvo two days ago, and him and Maddie has never been around
each other...how strange. Also, it is contagious so my Scooter
boy has went to stay with my mother until Maddie is fully recovered
(giving her an IV treatment at home) and I lysol the entire house.

She is ok though, just very very weak, the IV injection keeps her
hydrated and she can drink water when she goes 24 hrs. without
vomiting. On top of that she has diarrhea also.

My husband has also been sick puking and the whole nine yards,
oh God hopefully it's not the flu! I have a sick dog. I have
a sick husband. UGH.

Please pray for my Maddie though that she will recover and life
will go on normally for her and us, she means the absolute world
to me and the hubby. She is my baby. :(
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about Maddie. Even if Maddie & your grandpas girlfriends dogs were not together, but you visited or your grandpa visited with each other recently, you could have carried it in on your shoes or etc. It can be very vicious. My black female standard poodle Marlee had it at 6 mo. of age, which was about 4 mo. b-4 I bought her. Her previous owner, who was also the breeder told me that she had contacted it from her carrying it home on her shoes from her own poodle grooming shop. She had groomed a dog about a week prior that came in for grooming, which lived in a home with another dog that had parvo, my groomer was so angry when she found out. Anyway, my Marlee came out of this just fine. She also was on an I/V at home. Hope your Maddie does just fine as well. I have always adored seeing Maddies adorable pix. Good luck to you and yours and Maddie. Hope your Hubbie starts feeling better also.
 

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Even if Maddie & your grandpas girlfriends dogs were not together, but you visited or your grandpa visited with each other recently, you could have carried it in on your shoes or etc.
Good Point, my hubby had thought the same thing. :(

I read though on a site while researching it if a dog
makes it through the first three to four days, they will
usually make a rapid recovery and be back on their
feet within a week. Let us pray this will be true for
Maddie.

Thanks btw. :)
 

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I will pray for Maddie and you also and your husband. I never knew they could get it if they were vaccinated for it. It's prevelant in our area.
 

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Thanks guys, and I will definately keep you guys posted. It just breaks
my heart to see her like this, my poor little baby. :(
 

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My fingers and toes are crossed for you and Maddie (and your hubby too :smile:)

I was a vet nurse in a previous life and if treated early enough the outcome is usually excellent, it is often very young or unwell/under nourished pups that do not pull through. It really is such a contagious disease that we all need to be vigilant and make sure our dogs are vaccinated or titre tested to ensure immunity is high, not just for parvo but histemper, hepatitis and canine cough too.
 

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My fingers and toes are crossed for you and Maddie (and your hubby too :smile:)

I was a vet nurse in a previous life and if treated early enough the outcome is usually excellent, it is often very young or unwell/under nourished pups that do not pull through. It really is such a contagious disease that we all need to be vigilant and make sure our dogs are vaccinated or titre tested to ensure immunity is high, not just for parvo but histemper, hepatitis and canine cough too.
Thanks! My hubby has actually been feeling better now. :)

Maddie was definately treated early, so she should pull through this in
a few days and get to feeling better, poor baby. :(
 

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Im sorry to hear about Maddie being sick. With a good mommy like you she should pull through well. I hope for the best and everyone get well soon.
 

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I know this must be so scary! I'm sure since you took her right to the vet that she will be fine. Please keep us posted.
 

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Well I got home tonight from a family get together and she is down
and can't even stand up. I'm so upset, I think I may have already
lost her, I'm just going to spend the time I have with her tonight.
Please continue to pray, by some miracle she may pull through.

I'm just so upset and feel like everything is my fault.
 

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Parvo virus is an awful illness and I have had first had experience dealing with it and the majority do not make it. My very first Toy Poodle had it when she was 9 weeks old be we caught it very, very early and she pulled though. Once they get to the point where they have the bloody stool it just about to late.

I'm soooo sorry to hear she is not well *hugs* poor girl I hope she makes it through. :sad:
 

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Well it's 11:18 PM here and she is still breathing, but no progress,
she is still laying down on her side and as limp as a dish rag.
The way things are looking I don't think she is going to make it. :sad:
 

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Any progress? Any chance there's an emergency vet clinic with weekend hours?
It's actually gotten worse. Her breathing is ragged and she is delirious...
has been barking non stop even though she still can't get up. Around here
the vet doesn't do weekends. I honestly think she needs to be put down
peacefully to end her suffering, I feel horrible saying that, but I don't
want her to hurt anymore. I don't think there is anything else that can
be done for her, I did my part...I took her to the vet when she showed
early symptoms and gave her an IV as instructed at home. :(

I'm just hurting so bad and have been crying non stop.
 

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I just talked to a vet in Monticello, 15 miles away that can see you. His name is Marty O'Fallon. 870.367.5242
 

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O'Fallon Veterinary Svc Inc
1011 Highway 425 S
Monticello, AR 71655
(870) 367-5242

Directions from A to B:
1: Start out going EAST on W CHURCH ST toward US-63/AR-4 BR/AR-8/S MAIN ST/AR-15. 1.6 mi

2: W CHURCH ST becomes US-278/AR-4. 14.1 mi

3: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-425.3.7 mi

4: End at 1011 Highway 425 S Monticello, AR 71655

Estimated Time: 27 minutes Estimated Distance: 19.45 miles
 
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