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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Update on Socks

I got some phone calls yesterday, wondering how he was doing, and what we are doing to help him. When we went to the vet on Monday, we were told we have two options. He can be admitted to a 24 hour facility, at which they would put him on a 24 hour iv drip to keep him hydrated, and to help replenish some of his lost nutrients. This would have been (admittedly) the best situation for him. Except that it costs AT LEAST $600 per day, and we are looking at 5-7 days. You do the math. Expensive.

Our second option is to do a revised version at home. We purchased the medication, and we are doing it at home. We do a fluid IV push every 12 hours, every 24 hours he gets a shot of anti-nausea meds, and twice a day we give him liquid anti-biotics with a little eye dropper (he hates this part the most). Bringing us to a total of around $325 including the day he spent at the vet, his blood labs, and iv fluids while he was there.

he is doing a little better today. He got through the night without vomiting or diarrhea, so that is a BIG step in the right direction. He was also a *tiny* bit perkier this morning. He's starting to wag his tail again, and his ears were perking up while Scott was wandering the house today.

Keep the prayers coming! Hang in there little guy! Pin It

3 comments:

Amber and Brian said...

I'll be praying for Socks to make it through. I'm so sorry, Mya!

Jamie said...

I am so sorry! I wish the best and hope he makes a full recovery. Hugs to you and Scott.

Jenni said...

what happened Mya?? My dogs name is Sox too but spelt different.. haha I hope he's okay.. :(