1.16.2013

the day after the worst day

our brand new precious puppy, woodford, is in the hospital.
{sweet daddy and sickly baby woodford with his tiny iv in his little arm}

it began tuesday morning around 2:30 and i heard him crying a little bit. to you, a crying puppy may seem normal in the middle of the night, but to me, i knew something was wrong. 

woodford is such a great puppy and even if it was only night 3 of being his mommy, i knew his normal behavior didn't include crying in the night. i went to his crate and took him out to hold him and pet him. i brought him outside and upon our return, he began dry heaving and his tiny body was shaking. i wrapped him in a blanket and decided to bring him to bed with me. throughout the night, he kept vomiting clear fluids and was so lethargic. 

one of the sweetest things i've ever experienced - i was being real still in bed and letting him find "his place" and he walked over my stomach, burrowed into my neck and put his little tiny nose behind my ear. he fell straight to sleep and listening to his little puppy breathing was one of the sweetest moments of my life. he was so comfortable being so close to me. it was precious. 

early tuesday morning, i brought him to the vet where he was diagnosed with the worst nightmare-ish virus i could've imagined: parvo

i spent all day yesterday crying and praying for our little tough guy to react wonderfully to the fluids he was on around the clock in the hospital. 

john and i went to go see our little baby this morning at 9am and i'm so glad to say he has more energy and it is looking SO much brighter today. he will stay in the hospital for probably two more days and then will hopefully come home to us. it is still a VERY touch and go situation but i am beyond relieved to have some positive news, which is the exact opposite from yesterday. 

parvo is a very serious virus in puppies and we were told yesterday woodford had a 50/50 chance of survival.  with the high hopes we are in today, we are hoping for a 100% recovery and can't wait to continue to spoil the heck out of our wee one.  some resources say there is a 91% mortality rate. just throw a wrench in my heart, why don't ya!

i also wanted to mention, we are so extremely thankful for our friends and family that are aware of the situation and have been praying for our SuperDog and thinking of our little family. i will continue to keep you updated. 

{and look at the wonderful daddy john is today... he is wearing his black lab tie dedicated to woodford.}

i am blessed. and woodford thanks you for your support as well. 

xo

12 comments:

Courtney @ line up and wait said...

Keeping your sweet puppy and family in my thoughts and prayers!

Taylor said...

Oh my goodness, break my heart! Praying sweet boy feels better soon!!!

Chelsea Coleen said...

Jayme! I am thinking about yall! Ugh hurts my heart so much! I actually adopted a rescue doggie in college – brought him to the vet that same afternoon – found out her had parvo, hookworm and roundworm and they had to put him down immediately. So while I realize that is not an uplifting ending – I think it’s a good sign that your little fluff babe is doing better! I have a good feeling. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.

(And also, can I just say. Woodford not crying in his crate? I am certain he is a gift from God!)

Kerr said...

Poor little guy. I am so sorry! Will be thinking of yall.

Jenny B said...

Awwww Johnnypoo's tie is SO sweet!!! I know he will get better! Keep being positive :)

The Whitfields said...

Oh poor little guy! I'm praying for you all. I've followed your blog for quite a while & I'm just now commenting. One of my best friend's dog had parvo when she got him not knowing and he did make it. He was at the Vet a long time but he pulled through! Praying for y'all!

Sarah Wyland said...

Oh my goodness! I know what Parvo can do all too well - praying for your sweet, sweet puppy. My little puppy Knox had bronchitis a couple months ago and I spent so much time fretting over him. I'll say a prayer for Woodford - nothing sweeter than puppy breath! :)

Ashley Barnhill said...

Oh no, poor guy! Praying for little Woodford and your family! :)

Aleshea said...

*sad face* Prayers to y'all and your beautiful puppy!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness. Praying for Woodford!
Bless his little heart.

Gina said...

Sending prayers for your pup...

jessica lynn said...

thinking of you guys! fingers crossed for your little puppy!!

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