Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sunday update on Bella

Steph took her to the animal hospital last night. She has been diagnosed with Parvo. For those of you who don't know what that is (I didn't until I looked it up), it's a virus that attacks the intestinal system of dogs. It is VERY bad on a puppy. If a puppy gets it, it has a 50/50 chance to live IF taken care of right away. Bella was sick for 3 days before she was diagnosed with it, so it's not good.
The doctor last night was not very optimistic, but they are keeping her for 3 days hooked up to an IV of fluids and electrolytes to help her body fight it off. There is no cure for it, just the hope that her body can fight it through it's course.
I'm not sure she is going to make it, which makes me very sad. Steph is trying to stay positive. She stays at the clinic until they kick her out. She can stay with Bella for a couple of hours at a time. Steph left one of her shirt with Bella so that she can "smell" her while she's gone. She still responds when she sees Steph, so that's good.
If Bella doesn't get better after the 3 days, the doctor will be talking to Steph about the "options". If she isn't going to get better, it is not fair to let keep suffering.

We are counting on a miracle from God. That is the only way she is going to make it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for update. Know what parvo is. Will be praying very very hard that Bella fights this off and pulls thru. Will be praying for Steph too. This is the same as if your child were sick.

Anonymous said...

Have Steph clean everythin Bella came in contact very well.Also have her wash all bedding in Hot water

Randy, Laci, and Ella Strickland said...

I am so sad! I will be praying for Bella! Hopefully the fluids and rest will do the trick..

Dean & Mary said...

We're praying for Bella and Steph. Keep us posted. It's such a horrible thing to watch your animals suffer. Glad Bella is at the Vet and I know she is in God's hands.
Love you,
Mary