I'm praying the puppy will make steady progress. Please tell them to keep her underside clean. Since she can't stand, her belly will make an ideal breeding ground for bacterial infection. Until she can stand and squat, she will need daily help to keep herself clean.
Kasey, I'm sorry to hear your daughter has lyme disease. Its been a real problem in my area and several of my friends have gotten it. Hang in there. They all went through thinking it would never go away but they kept trying everything, every idea out there until something worked. I hope she feels better soon.
Millie the dog is slow to recover. Still no ability to sit or stand though she wiggles across the floor. She's gotten many visitors these past couple of days which seems to help, and she has very tired times. We're all hoping for small improvements day to day.
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That's welcome news! Thanks for the update. Ticks can be a real problem. One of my daughters is battling Lyme disease for the second time, and it's a real challenge. The weakness and the constant pain affect her work, her family, every aspect of her life, and at this point we have no idea if it will improve. But she's a fighter and keeps all our spirits up.
I wish all ticks would disappear from this earth and never infect another person, dog, or any other animal.
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Millie is improving! Her vitals are normal and although she still can't stand she's sitting up and can wiggle her paws a little, so we're keeping our fingers crossed for continued improvement. They ruled out botulism and are pretty sure its a tick born neurotoxin. They pulled an engorged tick off of her yesterday when she arrived at the emergency vet. She was even up to date on her Frontline.
So, if your dog shows signs of loss of muscle strength in back legs - check for ticks. All it took was removing it, there isn't any medication for this.
So glad to hear the positive update on Millie. I hope that they find an answer soon for her condition. It just doesn't seem right that they don't know what happened. I feel for you, your friend and Millie. Hug her for me and let her know I'm thinking of her. :)
My prayers and thoughts are with you as you move forward with any treatment the dog may need. You are a wonderful friend to have cared enough to do what was needed in the absence of your friend. May God bless you and your friend through this hardship and I pray in earnest that the dog will be fine. My dog was sick recently and it's the first time in 5.5 years that she's ever spit up. Frightening cuz I try hard to make sure she's ok all the time. But there's a lot out there and they can pick so much up on their own when we're not watching. I walk with my dog and twice before she got sick I noticed she picked something up in the field and ate it. Of course, I was too late to stop it so I really feel that whatever that was was what made her sick eventually.
Please keep us posted on the dog's health or email in private if you want. :)
Hello, I'm brand new to Sparkpeople and got hit with a doozy. I was dog sitting and my friend's dog got really sick overnight and had to get rushed to the vet, they don't know what's wrong so she's on her way to the vet in the city. I blogged about it which helped but I really need some fellow dog lover's support while I wait to hear any news.
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