Saturday, February 20, 2010

UGA Day 7: Morning Update, Possible Discharge

As always, I am remaining cautiously optimistic. Talked with the doctor this morning. He said we are going to plan on a discharge for Sitka tomorrow morning at 10am. He said she is flirting with her food, drinking plenty of water, urinating outside, no poo yet because she hasn't eaten. They are going to change her pain meds from morphine to something lesser. That should help with the nausea. The report on the lung fluid came back fine. White blood cells are fine. BUT it indicated some inflammation. They are doing an extra culture on that to rule out infection. He said nothing else about her points to an infection (temp ok, white blood cells fine, etc), but he wants to be safe. That will come back Mon/Tues. We were also told that when Sitka went out, she tried to frolic. Of course, she kept her calm, but she said that was very encouraging that she was feeling much better without the tubes.

My mom is coming tomorrow to babysit CM and attempt to expend energy from her. I think we have a plan of reintroducing them together. Hopefully it will work. It will help that we will outnumber the dogs so there will be a dog-less person to help pull back someone if needed.

I am SO happy, but I am SO nervous. I am ready for this, but not ready, know what I mean?

Oh, the one other thing they said was the ICU was very quiet this morning because alot of dogs were discharged yesterday. They said that has made a BIG difference in Sitka. And because of that, our doctor said that he feels confident that she will heal very well at home because she is used to a quieter environment. OH, one final thing. He said they normally xray before discharge, but he is not going to do that with Sitka because they would need to sedate as she gets very stressed, but he feels that there isn't any cause for concern as they did an xray yesterday when they took out the tubes.


Cyber-sibes said...

This IS good news! Paws crossed everything goes according to plan, with no surprises, (except for pleasant ones, of course).

jack a-roo & moo too

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

This news makes my day!


Randi said...


We can't wait to welcome Sitka home!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love & Licks,

Maggie and Mitch said...

This all sounds great to us, Sitka! We can't wait to see you home!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Pawsitive thoughts! Pawsitive thoughts!
Hope Sitka gits home soon! Give her sum snooter smooches from me so her booboo goes away.

Husky kisses,

Huffle Mawson said...

Such good news! Gooooo Sitka!

The Army of Four said...

Sitka! Eat your food; flirt with ME!
Ha roo roo roo.
I just can't wait for you to come home!
Play bows,

Frankie Girl, Maddie and Domino said...

Great Great news.......we all can't wait till you get back home Sitka.

Frankie, Maddie and Domi

Ike said...

My paws are crossed!

Piappies World said...

Hello Sitka,

We heard the good news from Ammy of Ao4 that you're heading home. Weeeee that's really great!

We pray for your continued good health. Eat well and we send you positive thoughts.

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

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

good news, thank you for sharing with us.

Sitka has been in our thoughts.

love and licks, Marvin xxxxxxxx

Alex93andme said...

Checking on Sitka after reading the update on The Army of Four. I am praying for the best tomorrow for Sitka. My fingers are crossed and Hollydog's paws are crossed too. Debbie and Hollydog

Mochi and Mommy said...

We heard the great news that Sitka is coming home! Paws crossed that everything goes well! We are thinking of all of you!!!

Mochi & Mommy

Life With Dogs said...

Thanks goodness things seem to be working out. You had one heck of a scare!