First let me say...this isn't full of bad news.
When I pulled up to the house I saw Dot looking through the front window curtains and barking a little. To say I was shocked would be putting it mildly, especially after how she was this morning. We spent about 20 minutes together in the "vet room" here, she was pretty clingy but not as out of it as she has been. She was moving around much more than yesterday so I thought maybe it would perk her up to hang out in the front yard. She had different ideas and headed down the sidewalk so we took two very slow trips up and down the street (just a few houses long). You could tell she was pretty tired on the last trip back to the house, but she was still interested in sniffing around and such. We sat on the front porch and waited for Dr. Becky, Dot sniffed around and watched the squirrels.
Her gums are still very pale and dry, she's still extremely dehydrated and she's not interested in food. That said, we took into consideration the upswing in her mood and activity so decided to continue treatment. Monday night she rec'd half a liter of SubQ fluids, last night 1 liter and today we did 1.5 liters. The goal tomorrow if she's stable is 2 liters (two iv bags full) and to continue that amount indefinitely. She did really well today during treatment and she also had another injection of anti-nausea meds.
A few of our medical detail oriented friends were asking what her blood work levels are so here you go:
BUN - normal to high range is 6 to 31, Dot is at 184
Creatinine - normal is 1.6, Dot is at 9
Calcium - normal is 11.4, Dot is at 11.5 (yay, not off much)
Phosphorous - normal is 6, Dot is at 18.7
I thought we'd share a few pics of our time walking around...
We made it back and she was pretty thirsty which was good since she drank quite a bit.
Thank you all again for checking in on us and the good wishes. I'm relieved a bit today, but not TOO relieved if that makes sense. It's all uphill from here and I'm not going to be delusional and think it's all turned around. Her age and her numbers definitely show that's not the case. I'm just hoping for the best for her.
Maryann & Dot-Spot
ETA...She just ate almost 2 oz of some stinky dog entree...it's not much but more than she has in days!!