Friday, August 16, 2013

Mac is really Sick

Hi Guys
Hope all are well.
Wanted to give you an update on Mac.
She has been really sick. 

 I've taken her to the vet twice this week. 
She has kennel cough and is having a lot of respiratory issues.  I've had lots of dogs 
but she is the first I've ever had with it so it's been a learning experience for me.  
She is very lethargic at this time. The vet told me even though she was vaccinated
 for the kennel cough that there is another strain that is running rampant in our 
area at this time and that it's just like the flu for humans, you can still get sick.  
She coughs constantly and of course and vomits up a tons of phelgm.  
 I've spent this week continually laundering bed covers, yucky.  

Today we went back to the vet and she is still running a fever and we are trying
to keep her hydrated.  She has not gone into pneumonia as yet so we are very
thankful for that.  The kids keep asking me if she is going to die.  She has been
so sick that it's very had to answer that question at this time.  The vet has put her on
antibiotics and cough medicine and we will do home IVs if we need to.  I really had
no idea how sick kennel cough could make your pet.  Of course we now also
have to try to keep her separated from our other 4 dogs as it is very contagious 
for them.  Mac has been sleeping with me or my oldest daughter and we keep her on 
the couch in the day time so we can keep an eye on her and make sure she is ok.

The kids will be heart broken if something should happen to her but I'm believing
she will be just fine.  I'd rather believe that than to think of her dying.  We've
all really fallen in love with this dog and she's already family.  
So please send a good thought her way.  

till next time

Angel

30 comments:

  1. Aww! She'll get better, I had a dog that got kennel cough from other dogs and he was very sick and coughy, weezy and sad for a while but ultimately he came through and was back to his crazy self. Just be that loving dog owner you are!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that. I've never seen a dog cough like this. She looks really rough. She such a gentle creature you just feel so sorry for her. Thank you for coming to visit.
      Angel

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  2. With what you are doing, it sounds as if your pup should come through. Not sure if this would help, though: making an ice cube popsicle that you could offer your pup to lick, so as to offer her a drink of water, but not too much. (Just check with your vet to make sure this is okay, of course.) You can hold onto the stick while she drinks. The cool water might make her feel better. When done, throw away the stick; you don't want any germs to stick around. :) Just a thought. My own pups came away with kennel cough a number of times, although not to this extreme. Still it is a concern. But remember that you are doing everything you can. I will think very happy thoughts for good health and a speedy recovery. Best Regards-Deb (DialMforMoms.com)

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    1. That's a really good idea Deborah. I'm going to try it, she needs the fluids. I've heard stories about kennel cough but had no idea how bad it really was. She's such a good dog and we all just loved her from the start. I know she will be ok. Thanks so much for coming by and I'm gonna try the popsicle sticks.
      Angel

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    2. Please keep us updated. I really hope the best for your pup. -Deb

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  3. Furry children are such a great, fun part of a family. I hope that Mac pulls through fast!

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    1. So true. We've had her for only about a week and she's already family. Thanks for coming to visit.
      Angel

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  4. Oh No.... that's awful for you all. I am sending healing vibes for Mac and I hope she pulls through this. Poor little mite. :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks so much. We really appreciate your good thoughts for her. We really love this little pup.
      Angel

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  5. Sorry to hear that, if it gives you hope my mum and dad's dog had this and was fine and back to his happy self after a month. Hope Mac pulls through. x

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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    1. Im very happy to hear that. We are hoping for positive results also for Mac.
      So glad you stopped by Lulu. I really appreciate encouraging news from others who have dealt with this before.
      Angel

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  6. Oh I feel terrible reading this and hoping Mac is doing better today. Keeping your dog and the the whole family in my thoughts and prayers, Angel!

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    1. Hi Janine
      Thank you for the prayers, they are greatly appreciated.
      Angel

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  7. I'm SO sad to hear all that you're going through. We get attached so quickly. But you sound like a wonderful "fur-parent" and Mac couldn't be in better hands. Prayers going your way...I know a little of what you're going through--my current "fur-child" had to have major cancer surgery at 8 months old and it tore me apart. But she is a healthy, bouncy 5 year old now and doing well; so lift Mac up to the Lord and He will take care of her (He loves all his creations). Love and prayers to you and your family.

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    1. Hi Heather
      I'm very glad to hear that your girl is healthy now. That is a wonderful blessing and very encouraging. I am believing for Mac to be healthy and strong again in days to come.
      Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your story and your faith with me.
      All my best
      Angel

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    2. I wish blogland had a "like" button like FB...but I am hoping that no news yet is good news.

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  9. I am so very sorry to hear that all of you are going through this. It is a terrible thing to see a pet so sick, they really are just like children. I pray that all will be well with Mac, it sounds like you are doing all you can. Gentle hugs to all of you and I will be waiting to hear good news soon. xxx

    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

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    1. Hi Barbara
      Thank you for your prayers and your hugs. I need both right now and they are very much appreciated.
      Angel

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  10. oh no, I am going to keep Mac in my thoughts and prayers. Balboa is part of our family, heck he technically is my "first child", I understand how important and special our pets are to us. (((HUGS)))

    http://dinoheromommy.com/

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  11. I'm sorry about your dog, and hoping only for the best for you all!! Big hugs.

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  12. Oh no! I hope Mac starts to feel better soon. I bet she's feeling terrible, especially with having to be separated from the other dogs. =(
    Sending well wishes your way,
    Kim

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  13. Awe... hope your dog feels better!

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  14. I hope things are better with your pup. We have a dog as well and he's like one of our children. I don't know what I'd do if something happened to him. When we first adopted him as a puppy, he had kennel cough that turned into pneumonia...but luckily, everything turned out fine. I'm confident that will be the case with your pup. Prayers and hugs!

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  15. How is Mac doing? I hope all is well.

    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

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