Bailey9, February 2003
Bailey's story as told by her rescuer:
Having lost a wonderful 13
year-old rescued black Lab
Within a day of Bella's arrival, Bailey developed diarrhea, which was thought to be from the stress of her new sister since she had been caged alone for many months. Forgetting 'what a trooper' Labs typically are, I thought it must not be too serious, since she played around the clock with Bella for two days. But once severe vomiting developed, she was rushed to the Emergency Vet Hospital and was diagnosed with parvovirus infection, in spite of two parvo vaccinations to date.
With no real idea of the expense and touch and go moments ahead, Bailey was admitted and treated with IV fluids, antibiotics, protein supplements and two plasma transfusions over the course of the next five days.
To add to the family crisis, two days after Bailey was hospitalized, Bella became ill, suffering from a case of kennel cough which had quickly developed into pneumonia. Bella also needed treatment with IV fluids and antibiotics to fight off her ailments.
Through it all, I felt a certain
calm that Cuddles was up at the Rainbow Bridge, as their guardian angel, doing
everything she could to pull them through. A friend summoned co-workers for
As Bailey's mom I am so
appreciative of LABMED's financial