Friday, February 19, 2010

UGA Day 6: Afternoon Update

Sitka's nurse just called with an update.

They pulled the chest tube and lung tube. They did sedate her to do so. They stapled the incision shut, put ointment, and bandaged her up. She has not produced any air over 36 hours, so the air detected Tues night into Wed was probably due to the chest tube. They can never be 100% sure what caused the air, but they speculate that it was the tube. She is not fully awake (still groggy), but is well on her way to being out from under it.

She said there is a good chance her eating may improve now that the tubes are gone. She said sometimes those tubes can kill their appetite because it is so painful.

They did take a sample of the fluid that was coming from the lung tube. They are going to do a test on it to look for any infection just to be on the safe side. They may get that back today, but heading into the weekend, it could be tomorrow/Monday.

The plan will be to get her back on her feet. Outside potty. Eating. Monday could be the day she could come home. But that is not set at this point. Just a speculation. Next update will be in the morning, unless they need to talk with us tonight.

Sitka sends thanks to The Husky Hill Pack for the yummy liverwurst! She should be looking forward to that when she has woken up! My husband told Sitka's nurse that she could have some liverwurst if she wanted some and she said it was the foulest thing she has ever smelled, LOL!


Maggie and Mitch said...

We totally disagree with Sitka's nurse! Our mom has tasted liverwurst and so have we and it's good stuff!
We hope you sleep well tonight and feel better soon, Sitka!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Shmoo said...

Livergreat has amazing healing properties and should be given to ward off any ailment.

I'm just sayin

(waiting for the grand welcome home party)

Huffle Mawson said...

This is such good news! I hope she gets to come home soon. I'll be at the welcome home party with Meeshka too.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We sure hope Sitka can come home on Monday!

Steve and Kat

Holly and Khady said...

There is nothing better than livergreat to get a girl back on the road to recovery!!! We couldn't be happier! Now, to get her home where she belongs, with her sisters!

Holly and Khady

Joe Stains said...

Sending lots of healing vibes to Sitka every day!!

The Army of Four said...

Veronica and the Husky Hill Pack ROCK!!!!!
C'mon, Sitka! We're all pulling for you! (And really, we can do some serious pulling! Ha roo roo roo -- Ammy told me to say that!)
Play bows,

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

Even while John and Kelly are in Arizona we send our Husky good vibes every moment of the day, well, except when we are doing Honory zoomies in the back yard under the careful watching eyes of Allison our awesome neighbor.

Get well soon. And keep up the whining to get more liverwurst!

Ozzie and Zozo

Piappies World said...

Hi there Sitka,

We like livergreat and it's yum. Hope you get well really soon. We cross our paws for you and you are in our thoughts.

Take care and feel better real soon!

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar & the Piappies