In the last month, my heart has hurt more than I ever could have imagined for puppies. First, for Lucy and now for Samson.
I'm afraid, friends, that our precious pup is sick. We now know that he was ill before we even brought him home, but he didn't show any symptoms until yesterday. I thought he may have been missing his dog mama and siblings and that was the reason he seemed down and only had the energy to be cuddled. I called the vet last night and he suggested we keep an eye on him and bring him in this morning if he hadn't improved. Because he hadn't, I took him in this morning and learned that Sammy has the parvovirus (even though he had been vaccinated for it). He is now in isolation at the hospital and is receiving fluids and antibiotics. It absolutely breaks my heart that I can't visit him, but I know he is getting the care he needs. When I spoke to the doc earlier, she said he was doing better and showing signs of increased energy. We're keeping our fingers crossed that we caught it in time.
We now just have to put all our positive energy toward him eating (and keeping down) his food in the morning. Any puppy prayers and good thoughts would be more appreciated than I can even express. We just love our little guy so much and can't wait to bring him home.