Friday, April 1, 2011

A Prayer Request


We took Maxine our 4 month old pup to the vet this morning because she started not feeling well about 4 AM and just wasn't herself.  We came home from the vets office without her.  He did some tests and diagnosed her with Parvo virus.  

We asked what we could do for her and took his recommendation to leave her in the animal hospital.  They will put an IV line in her so she remains hydrated and they can also give her needed medications as the virus runs its course.  They can't guarantee she will live through it but they can't guarantee she won't either.  We got her into the vet as soon as possible, we're hopeful she'll be okay so please keep our family in your prayers.  The kids are in school right now and I don't think they're going to take the news very well when they get home.


I pray our cute, energetic, lovable character and friend makes a full recovery so she can grow up into a healthy strong adult dog.

Thanks for your prayers-

18 comments:

Claire x said...

Oh Jan, I do hope she pulls through it, she is in safe hands. Please do keep us posted and my prayers are with you. Hugs, Claire x

Holly said...

oh Jan, I'm really sorry and will say prayers for your little pup. I know how hard it is to see our pets suffering. Please keep us posted.

melissac said...

Jan - I hope she's ok!! Keeping her in my prayers!!

Tami B. said...

I'm so sorry. Hoping and praying for a good outcome. Please keep up posted.

Rae Anne said...

Jan, you & your unbelievably sweet little puppy girls have my prayers! MWAH!

Barb said...

So sorry to hear about your poor puppy!!!! I will keep her in my prayers. Parvo virus is not a fun thing to have. Poor baby.

Joanne (jojot) said...

My prayers go out to you and yours....these pups wrap their little paws around our hearts instantly and we suffer when they suffer......I pray that your pup comes home healthy and ready to play with your children......

our pup had emergency surgery on Tues., but she is home and on the mend.....but even then, I worry so....so please know that I really do understand.....

hugs to you all.....

Kristie said...

Sending lots of prayers and hugs!

Lisa Lara said...

Awww...poor little Maxine. Praying for her Jan. Awwwwwwwwww...Hugs.

Gerda said...

Oh hon, this is terrible. I agree, you have been there asap and the docs will do what they can. She sure looks like a fighter!!! Please keep us updated, I am sure you will have her back with you pretty soon.

Big Hugs, Gerda

Samantha said...

Thinking of you and wishing you and your family the best..She is such an adorable pup and I pray she pulls through for you!

sgc said...

Jan--prayers for your puppy are coming from Kentucky!

Min said...

Jan you are all in my prayers!
Sending you hugs!
~Min

Angela said...

Oh, this makes me sad.... I hope Maxine will be okay; sending good wishes your way....

Anonymous said...

Oh Jan, I know what you are going through, I love animals and Boxers are my favorite dog. My daughter has a boxer and while a pup went through a lot with him. You should just see him now big, healthy and full of mischief. Count on all our prayers and she will get better. Camille

Melissa said...

I'm certinaly going to be sending you lot's of prayers. I have a group of 12 week rescue pups that I'm currently waiting on the parvo results on. Sending healing thoughts to you all!

Claire said...

I hope Maxine is better today Jan, I tried to comment yesterday but Blogger wasn't playing nicely. I've been keeping your poor little fur baby in my thoughts and prayers
hugs
Claire xx

ThePurplePlace said...

Oh my!!! I just found some time to stop by and and catch up and I'm so so to read all about Maxine, but to also know that she is NOW much better and back home. What a huge relief.

I actually have Human Parvo B19 Virus back in the Late 1990, and although it's typically a childhood illness 'Fifth's Disease" and runs it course, we learned, later in life, that it's very likely the reason I likely lost my infant daughter in April of 1991. At that time, however, they did not know of any danger to a pregnant women and I was never treated or even sick, but my oldest son had Fifth's Disease from Day Care and we both test positive for the antibodies, at that time.

Ironically, I also tested with high Antibodies and had a second bout of Parvo B19 again, something very unusual, but NOT unheard of. That time, I ran fevers and felt really lousy for about a week..almost like a bad flu and I remember my hands in particular were very achy almost like a sudden onset of Arthritis...very odd. There are some reports an studies that indicate now that the Parvo virus for me, may have been a trigger illness to Fibro? But, we are not certain? I certainly feel it makes sense? At least, from what I have read about it in some medical articles.

I know it's totally different the the Parvo that animals get, but I also know that virus can often be fatal, so I'm SO happy to know that you sweet little Puppy is home and on the road to recovery!!

You must feel so much relief and I'm so sorry you all had such a scare!
Hugs,
Lis