No Time For a Gem Today. We have a critical medical emergency.
We rescued little “Lucy”, from Dallas Texas Shelter about 90 minutes ago. She tested positive for PARVO and she is sick.
Thanks to our volunteer, Cindy Carolle, under the direction of our Texas Team Leader, Michelle Morgan, Lucy is now at Medvet Dallas 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care Hospital in ICU.
They do feel they can pull her through. The Estimate to save her life is for between $4500-6500.00 for three days of hospitalization. She may be a year old, possibly younger. The ER vet hasn’t aged her yet.
This is her Dogtor.
Daniel Olson, DVM, MS is an Emergency Medicine Veterinarian at MedVet Dallas, where he has been part of the team since May 2020. Dr. Olson received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.
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What is Parvo?
“No specific drug is available that will kill the virus in infected dogs, and treatment is intended to support the dog’s body systems until the dog’s immune system can fight off the viral infection. Treatment should be started immediately and consists primarily of intensive care efforts to combat dehydration by replacing electrolyte, protein and fluid losses, controlling vomiting and diarrhea, and preventing secondary infections. Sick dogs should be kept warm and receive good nursing care. When a dog develops parvo, treatment can be very expensive, and the dog may die despite aggressive treatment. Early recognition and aggressive treatment are very important in successful outcomes. With proper treatment, survival rates can approach 90%.
Treatment will include 24 hour ICU Care, IV Fluid Therapy, Intra-Nasal Tube Therapy, Electrolyte Therapy, Central Line, etc. It takes a lot of support to pull one through Parvo.
We need your help to bring Lucy through this, so she can give and receive love for many years to come.
I am here and will issue all matching donation challenges. We don’t ask unless we need help. We need help. All My Love, Robin