Friday, March 18, 2016

The Recovery Stage for Bailey

 Glad to report that Bailey is better.  It will be months if not years of recovery from the Valley Fever, but now we are past the worse of it and he is on the right path.  He has added 4 pounds this week and his temperature in normal. 
 I'm very happy that science has produced the anti-fungals and the anti-inflammatory drugs that helped make this recovery go well.  He still has a cough and for now Chloe is faster than her "big brother."  According to a friend who nursed 6 dogs through Valley Fever it will always affect him a bit.
But life is good up in the hills where all three of us love to explore, run and play.

 Spring has sprung after a week of rain that ended early this week.  The poppies are starting to pop up along the trails in Briones Regional Park.


mandobizar said...

Rod, it's great to hear that Bailey is recovering well. I actually haven't been keeping up with Vizsla Forums or blogs for the last 3 years as life in So Cal(from Phoenix,AZ) and my son's recent severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder diagnosis have made it hard. Thank god , we have our 4 year Vizsla Laika as she has been Therapy for our son and family in this tough time. If it wasn't for distance Laika and I would join you guys as we love the trails too. Keep posting and I'll try to keep up:) Good luck with Bailey! Wishing you guys the best!

Bev Robinson said...

Hi Rod,

Did you have trouble in the beginning with Bailey's appetite? If so, what did you give him to help? Our girl had all the signs of VF and we are awaiting the results. In the meantime, she is on the medication and has no appetite. And this is generally a big food hound Vizsla. Anything you can offer would be appreciated.


Rod Michaelson said...

Make batches of Satin Balls (use search box to find how to make.)

Bailey lost so much weight he looked like a skeleton. He had a temperature also.

What medication is she on?

It was a couple weeks before good signs of recovery were achieved.