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Sick Puppy

January 23rd, 2017 at 08:37 am

Guys I am so heartbroken. Late Wednesday night my favorite puppy started randomly squealing like someone was hurting it. Odd. But it was still eating and walking around.

First thing Thursday morning it's breathing was changed, and it was crying more often like it was in pain. I rushed it to the vet and he said it appears either the mom accidentally stepped on it, or it got squished under it's big siblings. :'( Broken ribs, possibly punctured lung, internal bleeding. He said it felt "squishy" inside. He gave her some pain meds, and antibiotics and sent me on my way with a good luck, but probably not going to make it.

She has no appetite, and no such reflex at all. So I have to dropper milk in every 3 hours around the clock. Poor thing just lets most of it dribble out though so she is skin and bones.

Every night I was sure she would pass, but I am surprised to see her still alive today. 5 days later! Last night she was so weak that I sat and cried over her for an hour and kissed her goodbye. But this morning she is actually slightly stronger.

She has stopped crying, and her breathing has improved. So I think we are past the danger zone with her injuries. But now I worry about aspiration, and starvation. If she doesn't start eating soon there is no way she can keep going on. I seen her rooting around mom this morning for the first time, of course if you stick a teat in her mouth she just sits there, but at least it's some progress.

I'm waiting on a call back from the vet to see if there is anything else he is willing to do, or if there is anything he can give her to help with appetite. I feel powerless and desperate. But I am doing all I can. I am so exhausted from feeding 24/7 that I actually fell asleep this morning after feeding at 7 and slept until 10. I never sleep that late!

So I would appreciate prayers for her, she is a fighter, but it's an uphill battle.

8 Responses to “Sick Puppy”

  1. michelle Says:

    Oh my goodness. So sorry to hear about your doggie. Sending good thoughts your way and keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    So sorry to hear. Sending good thoughts your way.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh, I'm so sorry. I hope the puppy is not in any pain.

  4. klarose Says:

    Back from the vet again. We are going to try sub q fluids, and some nuti-cal gel. The vet doesn't think she is in pain anymore, just weak.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, the poor baby. Hoping she will pull through!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm so sorry! Praying for puppy!

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Hoping puppy starts regaining strength soon and gets better!

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    I've had to deal with this with rabbit kits, when the mother steps on one of them. It is always so sad. I hope it ends well in your case.

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