If you have not read, click HERE to see her blood work results from earlier today - Day 4 :)
I really want to thank everyone for your kind comments that you all have been leaving on my blog. It is such a comfort to read your words from those I have met, and those that I am meeting now for the first time. It means alot that you take time out of your day to come check on my little girl.
I just got home from my evening hour visit with Tia. She spend the majority of the visit purring, giving me nose kisses, rolling on the new "home smelling" blanket that I brought for her, and showing me her flexibility while she was taking a bath.
The Doc said that he had to take our her IV as it got blocked. So, her poofy foot is going down nicely. He said he had to give her fluids by a big shot today :( He said he would run another line in her other paw for tonight and the rest of her stay. He said that he is a bit cautious with her having thrown up this morning, but the fact that her levels are coming down, he is going to test her tomorrow evening with some solid food. If all goes well, he COULD discharge her on THURSDAY! Oh my goodness, I looked to my husband when he walked out of the room to make sure I understood correctly. I am not going to get all excited because I don't want to get my hopes up if she can't come home on Thursday, but that won't stop me from hoping. The sucky thing is his office is closed on Thursday (yet he will still make his morning and evening rounds), so if she does not come home on Thursday, the chances that I get to see her are unlikely.
I finally remembered to take my camera with me today rather than using my cell phone camera. So I want to share some photos of Tia and two videos of her that I took this afternoon. She is looking very good - a million times better than she looked on Saturday when we took her to the vets office. So, that is such a relief. I am just ready for her to be home. I do feel blessed that I found such a great vet. He really believes that visitations from family really help the animal heal - physically and emotionally. I agree. I feel it is the same with humans. He does not mind that I come and hang for an hour or two, and that pleases me. I know all of the other animals in there now and I talk to them as well (of course I give my baby the most attention). Ok, without further adieu...
This first video shows her "trying to escape" from her home away from home.
This next video just shows her fixated on washing the sticky off her fur from where the IV line was.
Hope you all enjoyed these photos of Tia. She looks happy (or as happy as she can be given the circumstances). Please continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue the road to recovery - AND HOME!
Hugs - Shelli & Sitka