Hey there! My name's Finnegan, or Finn for short. A pretty cool name for a pretty cool pup. I'm just a young tyke right now and was picked up as a stray. I'm so happy The Rescue Crew helped me get into a foster home. Sadly, just a few days after being in a loving home I started to get sick. At first, we thought it was maybe just because of the change in diet and the excessive heat here. My tummy was upset and I was thrown up and I was real tired. I seemed a bit better the next day, but then the diarrhea started and I couldn't get anything down. I just felt miserable. My rescuers got real concerned about me and immediately rushed me to an urgent care vet clinic where they determined I had canine parvovirus (parvo). I had likely been exposed to it while I was a stray out struggling to survive out on my own. I'm scared, because I know it's a highly infectious viral disease and it's really eating away at my gut and attacking my intestines - which is why I was vomiting and had diarrhea. Because of the virus, I can't absorb nutrients and I get real dehydrated. The nice doctors are monitoring me 24/7 and have me on fluids. They need to feed me slowly through a tube to help my body absorb nutrients and ensure I don't get sick and throw-up because I'm constantly feeling nauseous. It's good we caught it early, because I have a much better chance of surviving this really awful disease now. But I'm not out of the woods yet. I've been in the hospital for 24 hours now, and because my white blood count is still fairly normal, the vets tell my rescue friends who love me very much that I will start to decline and "bottom-out" before I start to get better. That's why I have to be hospitalized and be monitored 24/7. That's real expensive for The Rescue Crew. They're a wonderful group of people, but they're a smaller and still pretty new rescue and for them to fight to save my life like they are, they're expecting my cost of care to be over $5200. It's so great that they're fighting to save me and getting the ultimate best care they possibly can, but because I'm costing so much, they're not going to be able to help save more companion animals in need - those who are at risk of imminent euthanasia without their rescue support. So, I'd really appreciate it first and foremost if you'd keep me in your thoughts and prayers so I have the strength to fight this terrible disease, but also if you'd consider helping The Rescue Crew cover the cost of my care it would be so super appreciated by all of us, because that means that they can keep help saving more. And I want my other canine and felines friends who need them to be able to be saved, just like I was. Thank you!
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Help Puppy Finnegan Survive Parvo
Puppy Finnegan was allowed to go back to his foster home yesterday. He has finally begun to eat small amount on his own, so the vets were able to remove the feeding tube. His white blood cell count finally "bottomed out" and started to moderately increase, and we expect it to continue to improve and get back into normal range with the necessary love and care he will be receiving from a loving home environment. We so thankful, and somehwat surprised, he started to take a turn for the better so quickly and not requiring the expected five days of hospitalization. We're still far short of the necessary amount needed to come close to covering his medical expenses. Every little bit helps to Save a Life Today. Please consider donating for our precious Finnegan.
June 04, 2018
Finnegan continues to be vomiting and having diarrhea overnight and his white blood cell count has dropped below normal range - which is to be expected. He has to be fed slowly through a feeding tube to get him much needed nutrients and receive intravenous fluids so he doesn't die from dehydration. He's now been hospitalized for 48 hours. We're hopeful for a positive outcome, and the doctors seem very positive, but we expect him to continue to decline further before he can take a turn and start healing. He'll be in the hospital receiving 24/7 care until such time we've determined he's healthy enough to come back to his loving foster home. Fingers crossed that day will come soon.
June 01, 2018