Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tia Update - Day 6

Update 8:30pm - Just a quick paw of a note – Hubby went and visited with Tia this afternoon (since I had to teach dance). He spoke with the vet and Tia is set to be discharged at 2 pm tomorrow! He thought about discharging her tomorrow morning, but he said that he would rather wait until a little later in the day. She had not thrown up anymore and is eating food and drinking water. Hubby observed that she was up, moving around and VERY vocal. Her paws where she had the IV, looks like it has gone down from being poofy!

I will keep you all posted tomorrow once I get her home :)

(2:41pm) Hey everyone,

I have a good yet bad update for you all….

Hubby spoke with the vet. Tia is not coming home today. It appears that she threw up last night. We are not sure how much, but since she did, he is not sending her home. My fear is they gave her too much food for the first time. Anyways, since she vomited, he drew blood. But he was pleasantly surprised. Her Glucose was 113 (range 71-158) and her Lipas are 1320 (range 100-1400 – on Sat she was 1865, on Tuesday 1538)… so the lipas look great!!! Her Liver enzymes, kidney levels, and protein levels are good/normal. She did have a bowel movement. It was not diarrhea but it was a tad loose.

He did pull electrolytes. The sodium was low. Potassium was 10 (3.5 normal) and chloride was 130 (normal 129). He said this means that her system is a bit out of wack – that she has not adapted to the food yet. He feels certain she will get used to the food since she is still eating it.

He said the vomit was not abnormal, and the reason to keep her tonight is a precaution. If tonight goes well, then she should come home tomorrow. The vet is going back to the office between 4:45 and 6 and will call hubby on his cell to give an update. Hubby is going to go see her since I will be teaching dance. The vet did say she had good energy and he is encouraged by her Glucose and Lipa levels. He thinks she is going to be ok.

I will continue to update as I have info....


The Brat Pack said...

Hey...just got your mail. I think with her not eating in so many days and being sick to her stomach before (the drooling) then it's realistic for her to throw up with first food. (especially unfamiliar first food) I wish they would have given it to her earlier in the week though!!

Especially with her numbers looking so good I think it's more a matter of her stomach being sick now then it is her vomitting from the pancreatitis. Like you said on the phone, I too think he's being overly precautious due to her age which I can understand but it hurts she's not coming home yet!!! :(

I'm thinking about you me if you need anything. -M

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Asta said...

It's good to be cautious..I'm hoping and pwaying that Tia gets to come home tomowwow..but in any case all those wesults sound vewy good!!! I'm sending some mowe healing smoochie kisses to hew and you and of couwse a big smoochie to Sitka..hang in thewe sweeties!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Meow Hoo! I'm so glad Tia is going to be okay!


Ruby Bleu said...

That's good news!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

The Zoo Crew said...

Soooo glad to read the good news. Hope she's home TOMORROW!!

Peace + Paws,

The Zoo Crew

Cassidy said...

Come on Tia, keep that food in your tum tum then you be back home!

Cassidy x

Joe Stains said...

we sure think it must be hard on a tummy to get food after not having for so long! we are crossing paws over here!!!

Maggie & Mitch said...

What great news! We're crossing our paws that you keep the food in your tummy, Tia! We can't wait to see a picture of you home with Sitka!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Snowball said...

Perhaps Tia will do better if she is given multiple small meals a day.

I will continue to pray for Tia. Hope to hear 100% good news.


The Daily Echo said...

We think as she adjust to her new food she'll be able to keep it down. Her poor tummy is probably working overtime right now. She'll feel much better when she gets home. We know one kitty who will be very spoiled!

Lacy said...

woofies Sitka abd sad Tia didnt gits to comed home today...but it mite b fur the bestest...her prolly wuz so hungry she eated it to fast...and got sick...Shure hopies her gits to comed home tomorrow....

b safe,

The Brat Pack said...

WOOHOOOO!!! This is great news! 2 must be going on the way home from work!! ;) Let us know when you get home.

Phew, what a relief.

Lorenza said...

Those are great news! Keeping her food and drinking water sure is a good sign!
Paws crossed!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

Luckily she only vomited & luckily it was not caused by something bad in her system. She will be fine in a day or two. Should be able to come home by tomorrow...But she will need to rest at home for a few days.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Comet and BLU said...

Sorry to hear that you weren't able to bring her home today, but at least she should be coming home tomorrow. Now, how are you going to keep her from exhausting herself playing with Sitka?

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear.. But it's better to be caution and watch over Tia and make sure she's 100% well before letting her home.
Get well soon Tia

~ Girl girl

Simba said...

I hope she continues to get better. You must be so disappointed, nearly having her home. But it sounds like the vet is going to take any chances with her.

Simba xx

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

We waited until we khould say YIPEE, today is the day Tia khomes home!


Happy Tails in Macon!!!


Mack said...

Sitka is gonna be sooo happy to have her kittysis back!

Sophie Brador said...

Hey there, I'm thinking about you and crossing my paws and hoping hoping hoping that Tia gets to go home tomorrow. Smoochies to Sitka. She must be sad without her kitty.


Lady Kaos said...

I agree with the others. After not feeling good and not having any food for so long, anybody (human or animal) would feel a little sick with food in their tummy.
This is great news! I can't wait to hear that she's home!! Mom and I are going to have to take a break from the work on the house this weekend to stop in and check on you guys!
Still sending good vibes and keeping fingers and paws crossed!

Marley said...

kWe love you, Miss Tia!!!