Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dot Update - Thurs AM

Miss Dot was standing at the door before I left for work this morning so I took it as a sign she wanted to go.  Soooo she's hanging out at the office with me and looking relatively perky.  She's had about half a slice of bacon (in teeny tiny bites) and a ton of water.  She wouldn't eat anything at home this am so I'm hoping that's a good sign that she'll eat here. Now the trick is to get her to sleep for a bit so she doesn't wear herself out.  Her breath does smell a bit better today, if you've never smelled the breath of a dog with kidney issues you're not missing out, ugh.  I won't even describe the in and out of the car process since she can't help at all, let's just say it wasn't graceful.

I guess even if she's not better physically at least she looks happier today and that's what is important.  Dr. Becky will be over this evening for evaluation, if she's still ok by then we're going to attempt 2 liters of SubQ fluids.  If that works then I'll be on my own tomorrow through Monday in giving her 2 liters daily (ugh) until Dr. Becky gets back in town.  I'm just hoping we make it through the weekend without incident.  Fingers crossed.

Maryann (& Dot)

9 comments:

Daisy Dog said...

Fingers crossed here too. Its great you can take her in with you to watch her.

Gus said...

She looks super happy, and like she knows you love her.
gussie

Bleu said...

She looks happy, and I think she adores going to work with you! Paws and fingers are crossed here!

With love from The Bleu (and also the mom)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Fingers and paws are crossed for you, Dot! We know all about kidney disease breath. Mom says the most horrible things to me but she says them with a smile and gives me kisses cause I'm her special girl just as you are your mom's special girl, Dot!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Penny and Patches said...

She's smiling! She knows she's loved! Paws and fingers crossed for all of you! We know, all too well, that feeling of "is my dog still alive?" when we get home from someplace. It's great that she can go to work with you!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sending lots of purrs and tail wags for you to make it through the weekend with the fluids. Dot does look happy in that pic.

Asta said...

Auntie MawyAnn
I'm so glad that you wewe able to spend all that time wif dot, hew smiling face wawms ouw heawts.
Whatevew happens, you awe giving hew happy times and no pain and she will always wemembew that
Still pwaying fow hew wecovewy
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Droopy, Smiley, and Kayah said...

Paws and ears crossed at our house for miss dot!

Slobbers,
The CheeseHounds

Moondance Huskies said...

Maryann,
Miss Dot definitely looks very happy! How nice that you can take her to work! Bet she loved that. Good luck with the fluids...just take your time and you will do fine. Hope all goes well. Know that we are praying for you and sending you healing husky vibes.

Hugs,
Skye and the gang & mom