Feb. 14, 2011
I wanted to send you an update on Otis & Olive. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve corresponded and so much has changed. … Olive & Otis were given the NDV at 7 wks and we’ve had really good results. Olive’s decreased appetite & activity level improved within days of receiving it and she showed no further symptoms at all. Otis had pretty severe upper respiratory issues but it never progressed into the digestive or neurological symptoms. It was as though the disease was stopped in it’s tracks at whatever stage it was in when the vaccine was given and it was just a matter of overcoming the symptoms of that stage. Olive was adopted this past week by a lovely family and is doing very well in her new home. Otis is still here with me. He is almost completely symptom free at this point the only thing we are seeing is the occasional sneeze. He is still on antibiotics and supplements but he’s improved so much over the past 3 wks it’s amazing.
I’d love for you to post my comments on your website. Especially if you think it will help others who are going through this feel better and give them hope to keep fighting. I only have early pictures of Olive from before they got sick since once she was in the clear I sent her to another foster. I have tons of Otis though! I’m including his before, during and after pics as well as a video of him I took the other night. The video is hilarious! Especially when you consider that for the past few days he’s been doing this every night from about 3 to 5 a.m. =)