Just a quick update - Dallas is improving greatly and can eat on his own, easing medication administration.
However, Duke woke up this AM worse than before and has diarrhea, so we brought him in to the office. He was so lethargic, didn't want to even move.
He needed 8 billion things done, fecal as his diarrhea was so horrible/slimy/smelly, but that was OK, vet thought he *could* have something rickettsial going on but I don't THINK so, just in case he's on doxycycline, and then she X-rayed him and ran a whole blood panel, his white cells are through the roof, thousands above normal, he's got severe pneumonia and he's on Zeniquine for that. She said his lungs are just horrible and full of gunk.
I KNOW he's quite sick.
He's also dehydrated so we've got 12 litres of fluids to start on him at 1 drop/second until tomorrow, I mean he's seriously dehydrated and sick.
BUT - he's on the road to recovery as soon as we get the fluids going and the antibiotics in.
So that's the update - thanks for caring, everyone
(and special thanks Joyce and Christine who donated last week for their care-- I love you guys!!!)
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.