I wrote earlier about
Marlie and her pups
And how poor Marlie was not a well girl.
Well when i did write last Marlie was doing well. Unfortunately on Friday she was going down hill fast. She hadn’t moved all day and her liver was beginning to fail. So the vets said that mum was to send her over the bridge if she was no better by Saturday.
When mum went up on Saturday however, Marlie got up and walked over to her. The vet said that was the first time she had got up since Friday. So mum couldn’t put her down. So the vet gave her an injection of antibiotics and said that if she didn’t eat and hadn’t improved by monday she should be braught back in.
To be honest i wasn’t sure bringing her home was a good idea. I thought it would be easier for everyone if she was put down then and there as she just lay around. I went into see her on Saturday night in mums room and she was roasting. She just lay there. I suggested to mum trying to get some puppy milk into her. Mum got 8 suringes into her! I really thought she’d go on her own on Saturday night. She did get up to pee though so that was good.
Yesterday she was still here but not as warm. Mum was feeding her little pieces of cooked ham, which she ate and they stayed down. Mum did tell me something very very worrying though last night when she said she hadn’t peed all day. I said she’d deffinetly need to take her to the vet tomorrow because it didn’t sound good. My sister braught up her lead and she wouldn’t move at first, but then something clicked and she sprang into action and rushed down stairs. Mum also made up something with egg yolk, puppy milk and water and suringed it to her. Again it stayed down.
Today however it’s a totally different picture. She has eaten yet more ham, and mum has baught chicken too. She’s went out to pee 5 or 6 times, and when she’s standing she’s not immediately needing to lie down again. And she is really wagging hard! Mum phoned the vet today and they were amazzed she’s survived. Mum is picking up antibiotics tomorrow to give her.
Unfortunately her teat has kind of split a little, but mums been cleaning around the area with salt water. Even that had died down though today and it’s nowhere near as big as it was. She’s only warm around the teat now rather than her whole body. She has a very long road ahead of her, but we’re hoping it’s a positive sign.
She has lost so so much weight though. I could put two hands through her collar if i really wanted to. Her ribs and spine are clearly visible.
Thanks everyone for the prayers and well wishes for her. It must have worked! Well hopefully anyway. It’s hard to believe something as simple as a scratch or a scrape from a pup could be so devistating in such a short space of time.
Fingers crossed she’s on the up!