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Puppy has Parvo: when will we be out of the woods...

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Hi, I recently adopted a miniture Dachsund. Since we got her she has been diagnosed with cocidiosis and Parvo. Were on our 3rd day of parvo treatement and our 5th day of cocidiosis treatment. We opted to treat her at home because the vet said it would be $2500 to treat her at the 24hour hospital. Currently were giving her 50ml of IV every 8-12 hours, an anti nosia shot every 8-12 hours, and an antibiotic and some medicine for the cocidiosis once a day. She has yet to have a bloody stool and is willing to eat only to throw it up. She was about house trained when she was diagnosed with parvo and since the diagnosis insistes on going outside to have diahreah/throwups. She is very lethargic but seems to be fighting the infection pretty well. I have believed sinec she was diagnosed that we could get through this and she has maintained her mood/activity level throughout. What are some good signs that we are almost through the woods? Anyone who has faced this first hand successfully please respond and let me know what i should be looking for.
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Were giving her an IV which is supposed to help keep her hydrated. At the moment she is eating chicken chopped finely with a little rice. She has yet to fully digest anything and it usually sits on the stomuch for about 8 hours and then is thrown up. We switched the times for the nausea shot to every 8 hours in hopes it will help keep the food down. She does drink water and has continued to pee which is signs her kidneys havent shut down. Any more information helps so dont hesitate.
Well today is the start of day 4. Emma has become completely lethargic except for going outside to pee/poo/throwup. Were giving IVs every 8 hours because she has ceased to drink or eat. The IVs are getting harder to give because she is so dehydrated. I know this isn't a religious forum, but its sunday so if anyone reads this and goes to church put Emma and my wife Theresa on your prayer list.
Emma has slept almost all day. She only wakes up to go out. About the only good news is she is drinking water on her own and has kept down the pedialite I gave her this morning. Crossing out fingers I think were at crush time.
Under the skin fluids is what i meant by an IV... Were administering 50ml every 8 hours. She only weighs 3.5 pounds. I have just taken some chicken potatoes and carrots and boiled them till they made a broth then im gonna drain it through a coffee filter and let it cool and try and give that to her after we do the IV and nausia shot.
Emma hasn't had diahreah at all today but she has thrown up everything I've given her. Does anyone know if this is a good or bad sign. Were still giving her fluids under the skins and she is still peeing but no defication at all. Then again I guess she hasnt eaten anything to poo.
She wasnt given tamaflu at all. We just gave her what the Vet prescribed and some pedialite. Vet prescribed IV under skin every 12 hours, a shot every 12 hours for nausea, and an antibiotic orally. She also had cocidiousis and she was taken a med for that once a day. Currently She is keeping the status quo. My wife said she pooped the chicken we fed her friday this morning. She said it came out looking the same way it went in which means she didnt digest much of it. She is going to the Vet today and hopefully we get a good prognosis. I dont think were out of the woods yet, but if we can get her to start eating and keeping it down it would be a great sign.
Anyone got any tips on how to get her to keep food down. Today is the 5th day and if we can get her to keep some food down we might start making a turn for the better.
Well I didn't go to the vet with my wife cause I had to go to work, but from what I understand were not out of the woods yet. It's been 5 days and were doing a decent job of keeping her hydrated, but she cant keep anything down. The vet said to force feed her food which they provided, but it smells like tunafish and she can't keep any of it down. Frankly I am beginning to think the vet is a moron, because the food smells like tunafish and if I had this kind of problem tunafish would not help me at all. So I am gonna take some milk and strawberry syrup and see if i can get her to keep that down. Any critisizm is good critisizm at this point.
ok i tried the milk she puked it up I'm getting some parvaid then im going to feed her and see what happens. I just cant understand what shoving food down the dogs throut is gonna help but make her feel worse. It would take her weeks to starve to death because were giving her the IV solution. I'm just ticked off because it seems the doctor knows everything about parvo except an effective way to treat it besides just giving fluid and shoving food down her throat.
just applied the first two doses of parvaid. She puked it up but im gonna keep giving it to her
Vet hasn't said anything about tamiflu. Currently she cant keep any water down. She is going downhill very very quickly and I'm at a loss as to what to do. About to give the second hour dose of parvaid and then 1.5 hours to IV. She has used most her energy puking today. She has had one stool that ive seen that had a bit of solid in it but was very mushy. If she can just show a bit of improvement it would make all the difference. She literally looks like a skeleton with skin.
Emma passed just a few minutes ago. Pray for my wife and me she is taking it very hard.
Well here is how it went down. I started administering parvaid lastnight around 6 o'clock at that point she was coherent but was puking everything we put in her out. By 12 am she was catatonic and would bareley look at us. We administered IV and contiued hourly parvaid doses. She was trying to puke it up but either couldnt or wouldnt. I went to bed at 4am and my wife watched her. She said she wet her bed without moving several times. At 8 AM we administered the IV and while administering it she pooped what looked to be a sausage lining in my lap without moving I went to wash up and change and while i was gone she puked and took her last breath. My wife didnt even realize she wasnt breathing. This has been the worse thing I have ever experienced with an animal.
We have since then bleached the entire house. Thrown out all beds and toys and bleached the yard. I dug a 3ft hole in the backyard and placed her in and filled with lime and dirt and placed rocks over the grave.
If you are treating parvo good luck to you. Keep your spirits high while trying to face the reality that the dog might not make it. It's nothing you can do it's mothernature at work and while it is possible to nurse a dog through it their chances are less than good. If ever I am faced with this kind of condition i will have the dog put to sleep.
Thank you for your encouraging words and advise. With time me and my wife will move on. Right now we are going to focus on each other and my 3 year old wheaten lab. Poor Cloe has been neglected the past week and needs some special attention.
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Honestly my vet is the only person through this who I believe didn't give their best effort. We took emma to her 2 days prior before she was diagnosed with parvo. That day she fecal tested her but didnt run the parvo test even though she was loosing weight, having diahreah, and throwing up. I believe those two days were the ones that made the difference. We could have fed her more while she was actually keeping some down gave her the antibiotics and administered the IV. Thank god my veterinarians isn't a Doctor or I would be suing the sh*t out of her along with burying my child.

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I'm glad ur puppies are doing well. Take care of them and make sure you tell them how much you love them.
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