Shyla was well enough to come home yesterday afternoon. They used an IV to rehydrate her. They said that it was a very bad case of dehydration caused by "acute hemorrhagic diarrhea". Her blood pressure fell to a low level, and many of her bloodwork values were very "wrong" due to dehydration.
No one can explain the cause of the dual illnesses of Hachi and Shyla. We have racked our brains for a commonality but we haven't found one. The 13 day gap between their illnesses is too long for a virus or other pathogen to have been passed between them.
Now, we will rest and hope that we are finished with this illness. I am so happy to have our sweet girl home.