02-03-2010, 02:32 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Orlando, FL
i actually called up a local vet to get a second opinion. they let me speak to the vet. dogs can still get parvo if not fully vaccinated (i believe 3 shots) plus a yearly boosted just like rabies. i spoke to her about how i've read that there seems to be a huge coincidence with getting parvo shots and coming down with it within that week; parvo life cycle shows symptomatically in 5-7 days and layla only had her shots 3 days prior so she probably had parvo before her shots. that or it suppressed her immune system so she couldn't fight it off completely this time. nobody told me about "the window of vulnerability" so i assumed everything was kosher after the shots.
anyway, i just called layla's vet. they put a vet tech on the phone with me. she said layla is doing great, she seemed very happy about it. she said she's holding down food but she's still connected to an iv drip. she also said if everything goes as planned, she could probably go home tomorrow.
i feel like 60 lbs has just been lifted off my shoulders. thank you all so much for the kind thoughts. it's definitely a time in life where emotional support does wonders.