Here at AWBAR we have had a rough couple of days. Losing a total of 10 baby raccoons to this deadly disease called Parvovirus. I have stayed up around the clock with only 2 hours of sleep, making sure the raccoons get the care they need. Although Parvo is rarely treatable, I refuse to lose all the hard work I have put into.
I wanted to say thank you for everyone’s kind words, thoughts, and prayers. We can only take this one day at a time, and will be out of the clear as of July 3rd. It feels such a far way away, im hoping to restore the lives and save as many as I can.
What is Parvo?
Parvovirus is a viral disease of dogs. It affects puppies much more frequently than it affects adult dogs. The virus likes to grow in rapidly dividing cells. The intestinal lining has the biggest concentration of rapidly dividing cells in a puppy’s body. The virus attacks and kills these cells, causing diarrhea (often bloody), depression and suppression of white blood cells — which come from another group of rapidly dividing cells. In very young puppies it can infect the heart muscle and lead to “sudden” death. This same disease is the same as Raccoon Parvo.
You can read more about it here: http://www.workingdogs.com/parvofaq.htm.
I will keep everyone updated! With many tears I’ve shed, I can’t bring the ones I lost, however, I will fight to get the ones sick stronger!
Thank you again for all your support and contributions.