Breed: Mixed Breed
Weight: 8.5 lbs
Kids: Not Tested
Cats: Not Tested
Dogs: Not Tested
Location: Anna, TX
We never know where the next rescue will come from, but we have a team of doctors we work with and sometimes they call us to ask for help.
This pup came into the ER with Parvo, the family couldn’t afford his care and he would need to be euthanized. Dr. Scholl couldn’t look at this sweet pup wagging his little tail asking for help and euthanize him without trying.
She called Laura this morning to see if we could take him. Parvo dogs bring about a whole layer of risk in our foster homes and we knew the only one we would ask would be Millie, she is diligent and she is precise in her care, clear cut plan to isolate and keep things sanitized. Parvo is dangerous and nothing to take lightly.
Laura called her and asked if she would be willing to help and she said of course. Laura called Dr. Scholl back to tell her we would take him into our rescue and she was on the brink of crying and said now she will be able to sleep tonight.
Anyone who doesn’t think these vets put their heart and soul into their patients is just dead wrong.
We are happy to be able to save this little mans life and we will name him Ollie Burke after an RN
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Ollie.
This mornings update on how Ollie is doing:
Dr. Scholl called and Ollie spiked a 106 fever last night and his albumin dropped. She gave him plasma and an additional antibiotic. He had a lot of diarrhea blowing out and they had him beside her desk all night. She’s off work tonight, but the tech who’s been caring for him will be there with Dr. Murray. Dr. Scholl told the tech to be prepared for her to blow up her phone checking on him. She said he’s stable and resting with no fever now. but he’s refusing to eat anything.
If you could all send your thoughts and prayers he could use all the help he can get.
Lookie who is finally well enough to leave the hospital.
Ollie has had quite a few ups and downs, parvo is no joke, we do not take our rescues out of the hospital until we are 100% sure they are well enough to leave, he has struggled with needing plasma, terrible diarrhea, the biggest thing parvo dogs need is just support, fluids, and plasma if they need it. We gave him everything possible to save his life and thankfully we did.
Today his foster mom Millie went to pick him up and take him home. Laura described it as Ollie winning the lottery 4 times over, first of all he got Dr. Scholl at the ER who couldn’t euthanize this little guy and instead reached out for help from a rescue. Secondly he was rescued by Dog Ranch Rescue and it’s amazing village, third he got Millie as his foster mom, we don’t call her medical Millie for no reason, and finally he has Laura who will search high and low for the best family possible to adopt this little man and make his final destination last a life time.
Quick update on little Ollie from foster mom Millie:
It’s so hard not to snuggle him all the time but he is still contagious and we are being very careful. He is eating 3 x’s a day .. I’ve gradually added puppy kibble to his canned food and he’s eating like a champ. On Saturday his legs were wobbly but they are getting stronger each day. He goes out in a small designated area to pee, poop and walk around a little for a short time then he comes in and gets wiped off.. he does really well for such a young guy and only uses the pee pads occasionally. He sleeps quietly through the night for me and is learning to sit for a treat which is just too adorable for words. The first few days he mostly slept and ate but just recently he has started playing with his toys. The last two days he has had solid poops which is really good news for this little parvo puppy. We’ll keep you posted on his progress..