|My dog Bella|
On Sunday May 6th I drove down to Carrollton GA to visit my daughter and family for 2 1/2 weeks. My granddaughter Zuri will be graduating on the 19th and I wanted to be there for that. It was a lovely day for a drive. This past week was a difficult one for me concerning my puppy Bella. Starting Tuesday pm Bella wasn't feeling well she vomited and had a large diarrhea stool that was black in color. (indicating bleeding) I feared she might have swallowed something and thought she had too much table food on Monday. I cooked up some rice for Bella and she seemed ok on Wed but on Thursday night she had more diarrhea black stool Friday am I called Nancy's vet, made an appointment and took her in, they tested her for Parvo and it was weakly positive. I was devastated and scared for her; Parvo, - is deadly (85% survival), for young puppies. Parvo is highly contagious and they did not want her in the office. They sent me home with meds and an IV bag of lactate ringers solution after giving her some shots. I spent Friday night giving her Pedialyte every half hour through the evening and night and the IV fluid twice a day. I was so thank-full that that Nancy & Thomas were here to help Me. I could not have done this with ought their help.
_I am happy to report that Bella is her perky self today. Thanks to all the fluids and meds. I have found that jasmine rice, overcooked with extra water worked great. I chopped up a small amount of a chicken breast and added that to it. I add 20 ml of pedialyte. She's over the worst but still has meds twice a day till the end of the week. I'm glad she loves peanut butter so I mix them in a small amount and give her "peanut butter" treats.