Thank you again, for all your prayers, love and good thoughts that you sent our way. We truly know that you all played a BIG part in getting Lily better.
She's still not out of the woods as the infection is still there. Her fever is gone which is a blessing. When we brought her back in on Saturday her temperature was over 104. She became extremely dehydrated in just one day. We went from a very sick dog on Friday (our first visit to the Vet) to a critical crisis on Saturday. It's amazing just how quickly things can change for the worse. Her eyes are still REALLY red. If they don't clear up in the next few days, I will ask them again about it on Wednesday when I drop Muffin off for her tooth extraction.
I absolutely love our Florida Vet! They have amazing and talented Doctor's. They have a beautiful state of the art facility. It's a one stop shop. They do everything from grooming to surgery, from x-rays to therapy. Veterinary Healthcare Associates is the place to go on this side of Florida.
In the ICU, Lily was NEVER alone. They always have a few Tech's keeping an eye on our precious ones. There is always a Doctor there 24/7.
This is a picture of their ICU. When they built the facility, they knew that being in the ICU was tramatic enough for any pet. So they designed it with windows on the cages instead of "bars." Now that's smart thinking!!
Lily received the best care that one could ask for. Thank you VHA for taking such good care of our little girl.
As you can imagine, it was a glorious reunion when we went to pick her up last night. Of course I cried and cried when she came walking into the room. Yup, they let her walk on her own from the ICU to the waiting room where we were. As soon as she saw her Daddy and I, she went crazy. Yes, her Daddy shed a tear or two also.
Get me outta here and make it snappy Daddy!
Mommy said this is my "Badge of Honor"
She will remain on the antibiotics for two weeks. She's so tired so I know she will be getting plenty of rest which she needs. As of this morning she has been peeing with no problems. My BIG concern is she is NOT drinking! Maybe Puddles should come over and show us how to throw back some Bud's!
I even tried to give her some Kool-Aid last night which she did not drink. She will lick the drops off my finger but that's it.
Who knew it stained like that!
When I fed her this morning, I gave her some canned chicken and put all the juice in her bowl. She ate like a champ but still not drinking. I need to get her to drink some water. Any suggestions? I don't want her to end up back in the ICU again!
It's a BIG blessing to have our little love bug back home once again.
As you can see from this picture (taken this morning) she's very content to be back home, all tucked away next to me on 'our blogging couch."
I'm hitting the store now bcuz I have to buy an instant read thermometer so I can keep an eye on her temperature. It's a yucky job butt someone has to do it!
Keep them loving thoughts and good vibes coming! Our blogging family is the BEST!