Sunday, November 23, 2008

Maddux

Just a quick update on Maddux. We got his culture results back today (finally) and he has 2 serious infections. He has Strep B which is a nasty infection that can cause Toxic Shock Syndrome, Sepsis (blood poisoning) and the Flesh Eating Virus. He also has Staph infection. We have him on Ciprofloxin now 1000mg twice a day. We still don't have the sensitivity results back from the culture so we don't know if this is the correct antibiotic or not yet. I should hear either Sunday or Monday. The cipro seems to be holding the infections where they are, so that's good news I guess. Still no appetite to speak of, but Bubba is drinking well, so that's something! He is hanging in there for me. Poor baby! He tolerates the daily scrub-down of the sores he has which has got to be extremely painful for him. We have to leave the antibacterial shampoo on his skin for 15 minutes which seems like an eternity. I just talk to him and rub his cute little face and he listens to every word I say. Such an angel! I wish you could all know him, he is so special. He makes even people that don't like dogs fall in love with him. If you are a dog lover, you would adore him. I will update Mr Buck later today! Hes coming along, winding down! YAY!

5 comments:

Chris' Shady Grove said...

I'm keeping you snd Maddox in my thoughts.

Lynn said...

BIG hug! How is sienna handling all this?

Kim H. said...

Maddux is a totally sweet heart! I keep praying for him! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers! Love you!

Carol said...

Tracey
Wishing I could hug both you and your baby.
Love
Carol

Jacquie said...

Tracey, Maddux is a sweetie, I can't imagine a dog being so good like that for a full 15 minutes while you let that anti-bact set. He must know you are helping him to get well. Lots of hugs to you and Maddux