The last time I wrote, Sweetheart and I were going to do a fundraising event at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City Oklahoma. We ended up doing four separate speeches to a total of around 100 jet mechanics. Sweetheart did FABULOUS. She was sweet and not afraid of any of the people there. I let one of the supervisors 'introduce' her to the folks as they sat down. I think a lot of people were touched by her story and how wonderfully she recovered.
This past weekend was hectic for me dog wise. My friend, who broke her wrists 6 weeks ago, ended up in the hospital with pacreatitis. I ended up taking her four dogs (two greys and two Ibizans) to Dr. Kolar's for boarding after hours on Sunday. Then, I met a hauler at 2 a.m that night.in OKC to pick up three new greys. I took them to Dr. Kolar's Monday morning.
Finally I ended up at the OKC Animal Shelter to pick up a new 'baby'. Her name is Eve (I named her as she had no collar, tag or tattoos). She was brought into the facility as a stray Friday October 7th. The OKC shelter gives a dog days for the owner's to claim the dog. She was not claimed by Monday evening so Les and I pulled her. She is in terrible shape. She is probably 10-12 months old and only weighs 42 pounds (I think she should be 55 or so at her age and size). Her eyes were runny and so was her nose. Eve was incredibly lethargic as well. In addition, she was scared from being in the traumatic environment of the shelter. However, she wagged her tail whenever anyone at the shelter would stop and talk to her.
I knew we couldn't expose her to our dogs at home because there is always a high chance that they will catch whatever the shelter dogs bring in. Once again, Dr. Kolar was there to help. I called him at 6 p.m. (he closes at 5) and he was still at the clinic and let me bring her in. I am so glad I was able to do that.
Yesterday I texted Dr. Kendi and they think Eve has parvo. They are treating her like she does at least. She is getting IV fluids and canned and dry dog food. She had horrible diarrhea yesterday but as of 2 p.m. today she had not had any more. She ate a little today and held it down. In addition to the IV's, they are giving her anti nausea medication in hopes this will help her appetite.
Eve is a touch and go sort of situation. I read a statistic online that 70% of adult dogs can survive parvo. If this IS what she has I hope she is one of the lucky 70%. Right now, Dr. Kolar's staff are just in the 'save her life' mode and are not worried about heartworms, spaying or teeth cleaning. This will come later, once she has gained strength and is 'out of the woods'.
I saw Eve today for a few minutes when I took my friend to get her babies out of Dr. Kolar's. She was still lethargic and looked so sad with her IV. I honestly don't know if she will make it. I hope so, as she is so sweet and friendly and seems like a good patient. She is getting the best care she can at this point and all we can do is wait and see.
I hope to be able to take some pictures of her when I visit here again. She will be at Dr. Kolar's at least a week and I plan on bringing her home to my house to foster her and help her recover.
Jess and Sweetheart