We saved Everest and his 8 puppy siblings from a rural shelter after hearing they had been surrendered to the shelter when their owner passed away. We also learned they had unfortunately been exposed to parvovirus, a dangerous illness for puppies.
Everest was one of the first puppies to start to show symptoms. He was lethargic and wouldn't stand on his own and also didn't want to eat. After just a few days in foster care, he went into intensive, round-the-clock care at the vet to ensure he got the best care possible and had the best shot of beating this illness.
Everest was at the vet from July 18 to August 1. Many days were touch and go. He received multiple plasma transfusions ($500 each) along with constant IV fluids and a host of medications. We thought we were going to lose him for several days, but finally, he rallied! He started standing on his own and even barked a few times at the kennel staff. He showed us he wanted to fight, so we made sure he had everything he needed.
August 1st was a very happy day - it was his first day back in a home! He still has several days of recovery ahead of him and we'll be keeping a watchful eye, but we're optimistic this handsome young pup has beat this illness and will go on to a live a long, happy life.
Everest's vet bills totaled over $12,000 for his 2 week stay at the vet. Please consider donating to his vet care fund. Thank you!