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Old 02-07-2013, 12:22 PM
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Well, we are beginning day 5 of being home all day, and Lily is making great progress.

Our biggest struggle right now is potty training. I have been taking her out after she eats, plays, or when she wakes up from a nap but sometimes I miss the signs and she has an accident. I have a bell hanging on the door, and she is ringing it 2-3 times a day, and every time we have gone out after ringing it she has peed. Even with a few accidents a day, though, I think she is making great progress.

I also started her with clicker training from day 1. I don't think she quite connects the clicker to kibble/treats yet, but she is making progress there as well. I have hand fed her from the beginning (except for when she has a stuffed Kong in her crate), and she has learned that she won't get anything from me unless she sits quietly. She'll sit, I'll click and give her something, and then I'll throw a piece to get her to stand, and she comes back, sits, and repeat. She sits on her own without needing a motion or command. However, she still doesn't get what 'sit' means yet. Every time her butt is on it's way down to the floor, I say 'sit', but she doesn't know yet what it means. Also, clicking the clicker to see if it is charged, does absolutely nothing. No reaction if she is off playing or distracted in some other way. Hoping that she just needs more time!

As for her KC, she still is doing well. We're on day two without a cough
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:50 PM
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So, last night Lily threw up, and she stopped eating. I am now sitting at the vet, and she was positively tested for Parvo. I am absolutely crushed. She's currently in the back hooked up to an IV, and I have to bring her back up here for the next 3-5 days until she is better. She's still somewhat active, and sitting up so they say I fought it quick enough, but I can't help but feel a little angry.

First Kennel Cough, now Parvo. Shouldn't the animal rescue have known about the latter? Is it something she picked up while with me? I'm beyond scared and confused. I've only had her for a week, but she's my girl. I burst into tears when they told me.
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Hello everyone!

Hang in there! God only knows where she might have picked up parvovirus, but I've seen a lot of rescues come through it with early intervention. Poor baby, poor you! =(. Praying she pulls through quickly.


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Old 02-10-2013, 03:49 AM
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hows little Lily doing, have the vets said how long recovery with take?
you caught it early so thats the good thing, hang in there she will be ok.
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She had a rough night, but she seems to be a lot more alert this morning. Been giving her a little bit of pedialyte every few hours, and this last time she actually jumped up when she saw me reach for the bottle, which is a good sign. She's also been getting up to potty in the area I have set up for her in the house.

We'll be leaving for the vet in a little over an hour, and she's going to be spending the day there getting more fluids via IV. The vet says she should make a full recovery since we caught it early, and she's still able to move around. She's sleeping a lot, but that is to be expected. He said she'll likely be on fluids for 3-5 days, depending on how she does.

I will keep you guys updated for sure. Thank you for praying for her and keeping her in your thoughts.
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Lily passed away this morning.

After four days of being on IV fluids at the vet (she spent the days at the vet and the evenings home with me), we thought she was starting to improve. She was doing great, and yesterday we even thought she was making a turn for the better. But this morning when I woke up, she could barely move.

I rushed her to the vet, but I was only half way there when her heart gave out.

We're shocked, and have no idea how this could have happened when she was doing so well these past few days. We're thinking with the Kennel Cough, and then Parvo... her immune system just couldn't handle it. I am devastated, but I'm glad she is no longer suffering.

Thanks again for all your information and support these past few weeks. I may be back someday -- at the moment I can't even think about getting another puppy. We're moving this summer, so I may revisit the idea sometime after we move, but at the moment I just need time.
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Lily passed away this morning.

After four days of being on IV fluids at the vet (she spent the days at the vet and the evenings home with me), we thought she was starting to improve. She was doing great, and yesterday we even thought she was making a turn for the better. But this morning when I woke up, she could barely move.

I rushed her to the vet, but I was only half way there when her heart gave out.

We're shocked, and have no idea how this could have happened when she was doing so well these past few days. We're thinking with the Kennel Cough, and then Parvo... her immune system just couldn't handle it. I am devastated, but I'm glad she is no longer suffering.

Thanks again for all your information and support these past few weeks. I may be back someday -- at the moment I can't even think about getting another puppy. We're moving this summer, so I may revisit the idea sometime after we move, but at the moment I just need time.
I am so sorry for your loss . Lily was such a cute little thing. I just started reading your post today and when I got to this part I was completly shocked.
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Oh my goodness! I am soooo sorry. Poor little thing....How devastating for you! Sending thoughts and prayers...
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Lily passed away this morning.

After four days of being on IV fluids at the vet (she spent the days at the vet and the evenings home with me), we thought she was starting to improve. She was doing great, and yesterday we even thought she was making a turn for the better. But this morning when I woke up, she could barely move.

I rushed her to the vet, but I was only half way there when her heart gave out.

We're shocked, and have no idea how this could have happened when she was doing so well these past few days. We're thinking with the Kennel Cough, and then Parvo... her immune system just couldn't handle it. I am devastated, but I'm glad she is no longer suffering.

Thanks again for all your information and support these past few weeks. I may be back someday -- at the moment I can't even think about getting another puppy. We're moving this summer, so I may revisit the idea sometime after we move, but at the moment I just need time.
Oh my gosh.....no words. I'm so sorry.


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Oh my, I am so so very sorry......
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