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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Happy Update

This is also a photo of a younger Happy


We've come through 2 weeks of worry and stress, but Happy bore the worst of it with a severe UTI infection and constant nausea and frequent vomiting. Many days he was unable to eat and was heavily sedated most of the time on either anti-histamines or phenobarbital. Even the antibiotic caused him to feel sick and he was put on a very high dose for a little dog. However, I'm writing tonight to let everyone know and to especially thank those who thought of us and prayed for Happy - that Happy has turned a corner! He had the best day so far today. He ate, he walked and he enjoyed life again! He will still be on medication for several days, but it looks like he is going to make it! We were not ready to say good-bye to Happy and apparently he was not ready to say good-bye either. He fought valiantly and suffered greatly, but he is one tough little guy and it looks like he is going to pull through.

Thanks again and thank you, God!

Jennifer

7 comments:

Lisa, motyok said...

Wonderful news! Our puppies are such a huge part of our lives. I am so glad for the good outcome for all.

Lisa

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Lisa. :-) He is having another good day. He still stumbles and falls occasionally. I'm not sure why, other than maybe he is a little bit weak in his hind quarters. I know he probably has some arthritis too. Poor Fuzz!

Amy Dungan (Sparky's Girl) said...

I'm so glad happy is doing better! He's such a beautiful dog!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much, Amy. :-) He had a small setback last night at about 1 am and then again at 3 am and he brought up a little at the latter hour, but ate a small breakfast this morning and seems in good spirits. The trouble he is still on the medication, which I think makes him feel sick, although a much lower dose now. We just want to make sure the bacteria don't get a foothold again.

Jennifer said...

Thanks everyone too, for the caring emails. :-)

DAR said...

I am so thankful Happy is doing better! Poor puppy... I understand how worried you've been and the roller-coaster you've been on. I hope Happy recovers completely soon.

Jennifer said...

Thank you, Dar. (((HUGS)))