>> Monday, November 8, 2010
Some of my close friends know what's going on with Luna but I haven't really been able to talk to many of you about it. Figured it's easier to write a blog.
Last Thursday Luna came down with a virus of some sort and I noticed the symptoms on Friday after she had diarrhea plus a runny nose. Typically I wouldn't think much of it since puppies can get diarrhea easily based on any change in diet. Thankfully I decided to take her to the vet after work and they found her to have a 104* temperature (normal is 102*). They asked me to let them keep her overnight and said she would probably be okay to go home on Saturday.
Saturday morning I received another call from the vet saying that Luna still had a slight fever and diarrhea so they would like to keep her over the weekend to be safe. My latest update as of this morning is that her temperature is normal but they're finding blood in her stool. She's been hooked up to an IV since Friday to provide her with fluids and antibiotics. They still don't think it's anything too serious but they are wanting to keep monitoring her just in case.
My sick baby on Saturday morning. She was completely out of it when I first saw her. This sight absolutely breaks your heart.
After a few minutes she started playing.. in a very sleepy kind of way. I'm glad she at least recognizes who I am.
I can tell you right now, it's really really hard leaving your sick pet at the vet hospital. I can only imagine what it's like to have a sick child.
I'll get to see her again today after work. I'm praying that she takes a strong turn in the next day so she can come home soon. Both for her sake and for my pocketbook. I'd like to say I'm really glad I had money saved up before I got a puppy. Good lesson for first time pet owners!
Other than her sickness, it's been such a joy to have her. She's definitely been aggravating at times, but I know she's such a great dog and will be a wonderful addition to my life.
Here are happy photos so I have something to look forward to when she comes home. Everyone should meet this dog. Seriously.