Age: 4 Years Sex: Female Weight: 1-10 lbs
Leave a bone for Lady Lee Luna
Luna, Baby Luna, The Lunanater
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January 12th 2009
Treats, meal time, her family, chewing and biting on things, chasing our cats and lots of love!
Taking medication!!!! and having to wait until the next meal time.
A stuffed mouse cat toy.
We haven't had the chance to take her for walks yet because of her sickness and her immune system. But I'm really looking forward to finding out!!
Doesn't know any yet...hopefully as she gets older we can teach her some. She is very smart after all.
I bought Luna from a breeder on 3/12/2009 (the day she turned exactly 2mos.) for $275 and brought her home the same day. I took her to the vet within the 72 hr. time frame as stated on the breeders contract. The vet said she was a healthy puppy! The next day she wasn't, she was lifeless, lethargic, coughing, vomiting and didn"t eat well. My husband and I took her to a different vet and found out that our little girl had the dreaded Parvo and some kind of worm I had never heard of. We were so scared she'd die, as so many dogs with Parvo do. Add to that that she was only 2 mos. old and 2.5lbs. They showed us the anticipated dollar amount for hospitalization and our hearts dropped, we didn't have that kind of money! Thankfully they had a credit card I could apply for to cover the expenses. She had to stay there for 3 days and when she came home we were forcing 4 medications twice a day down her little throat. At her next recheck we found out that she had come down with pneumonia as well. Her white blood cell count was 45K, normal is 16K! She was a very sick girl and we were even more scared that she'd lose her battle now. One more med. was prescribed and faxed to a compound pharmacy for us to pick up. This med. cost us $40 alone. There we had a consult with a pharmacist who gave us the bottle of antibiotics and a 5ml. syringe to administer it. She told us and demonstrated twice how to pull up 2.8ml. to give to Luna twice a day for 14 days. I thought that was a lot of med. to give to my small puppy, but I trusted her, big mistake on our parts. On the third day the prescription bottle was empty! I actually read the label at that time and it wasn't prescribed for 2.8ml. but it was .28!!! I freaked out and called the pharmacy but they were closed. I called our vet and they just happened to be open later that day than usual and told them what had happened and how fearful I was after 3 days of highly overdosing our puppy. They looked the drug up and reassured me that all was okay, that no drug is good at high levels but that if I was to OD my dog, this would be the safest drug to do it with. I was relieved to say the least!!!! I was so scared! I was thinking-What if it hadn't been a safe thing to do and I killed my beloved tiny one after everything else she was fighting. My husband and I were increasingly angry that evening. The next morning I got ahold of the manager of the pharmacy and told him my problem. He told us to come up their with the bottle and the syringe. When he and the rest of the staff saw the syringe we had been given they were in disbelief. We were supposed to have had a TB syringe(1ml.). They refilled the script for free and assured us that the lady pharmacist would be reprimanded. At her most recent vet check her chest X-rays looked clean but we would have to wait for results of her blood test. The Dr. called and let us know that she was improving but that the radiologist had seen some residual lung disease and that her WBC count was still elevated but down from 45K to 23K. We will take her back to the vet next week for more blood and X-rays. My $275 baby has now, to date, cost us $1687 in vet services!!!! How can you put a price on this angel though??? Meanwhile she has grown to 3.25lbs. and is full of energy! She is a loving and beautiful girl with a very naughty side, just ask our 2 sphinx cats!!! She is "playing" with one of them even now as I type! I feel so lucky to have her in our lives!!! Now if we could only get her fully potty trained and make her stop biting, chewing and tearing things up!!!!
Feed me Seymour!!!!
The Groups I'm In:
All Iggys!, Calling all Speed Demons!, IGGLETS ROCK!, LOVE MY IGGY CLUB, ~*~ Italian Greyhound Lovers Club ~*~
I've Been On Dogster Since:
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||More than 4 years!
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