Earlier this month, my SO surprised me by coming home with a puppy, a German shepard/yellow lab mix. Her name is Sunny. She’s about 7 months old and the cutest puppy I’ve ever seen. She barked a lot the first few nights and I could not leave my house without her running up and jumping on me. Active, happy puppy.
Earlier this week, Sunny stopped eating and started throwing up instead. She hasn’t moved much at all. I found a tick on her the other night and I was worried about Lyme’s Disease, so I took her to the vet. She doesn’t have Lyme’s Disease though. Sunny has Parvo TX. Apparently the TX means it’s in an advanced stage and it’s really, really bad.
There’s treatment. A cocktail of antibiotics, vitamins, pain killers, etc. She has to stay there though, for an undertermined amount of time and, at $150/day, plus the cost of supplies, catheter, medicines, and the “isolation room”, I think it’s too much. And they need a $400 deposit up front. There’s an 80% survival rate with this treatment. With no treatment, it sinks to just 15%.
Sunny is real sick, and I can’t help her.
This week has been too, too much. And it’s only Wednesday.