Izzie may have had Parvo at around 5 months. She got sub-q fluids, antibiotics, and a anti-nausea injection (which I believed helped SOOO much) plus a blood test and a fecal test. Our total was about $350, which we didn't have at the time so I had to put it on my step-mom's Care Credit card. The vet wanted to hospitalize her overnight, but it would run over $1000 there and I couldn't do it, plus I didn't want her away from me during this time, she never had spent a night away from me. So I took her home.
I made a mixture at home for her based on advice from another Chi mama. It consisted of about 6 cups of plain pedialyte, 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, and 1 can of chicken beech nut baby food. I kept it in the fridge, then on my table stand at night. I syringed her that mixture every 4 hours, 8 CCs.. mixed with her pepto bismol. Then every 2 hours, I syringed her 4 CCs of just plain pedialyte. So every 2 hours she was getting fluids syringed, around the clock. I set alarms for every 2 hours even throughout the night. It took about 2 or so full days, but eventually she perked up and started eating some chicken and stuff.
She was 3.2 lbs from the start and that got down to 3 lbs, which is a big deal when they are small. I think it kinda stunted her growth maybe, cuz she is only 4 lbs max now.
Last edited by Blondie87; 12-03-2012 at 06:10 AM.