Friday, January 16, 2015

All Is Not Lost

We adopted a Plott Hound from a rescue shelter a few days before Christmas, and we named him Buck. He was four months old and so adorable... but he was also sick. We didn't know it at the time, but he had been infected with the Parvo virus—a terrible virus most dogs don't survive. Yes, he had gotten his shots the day before we picked him up, but it was too late. He'd already been exposed. 

We took him to the vet as soon as we realized something was wrong. The prognosis wasn't good. We could have him put down, or we could treat him and keep our fingers crossed. We'd have to give him fluids with an IV, medication, and a whole lot of TLC. So, we did, and all was not lost. Buck survived his horrible illness, and now, well let's just say... it was all worthwhile. 

Go Buck! Woof! Woof! 

1 comment:

njstitch said...

I am so glad your new fur ball friend made it. My husband and I have been adopting found or rescued kittens for 35 years. I think that rescued pets are so loving because they become so attached to you. I swear that out 10 yr. old cat Chester thinks I'm his mother! He was rescued with his litter in some nearby woods.