Tabby Updates - The Weekend
We got Tabby home on Friday and she began to eat very good. We are feeding her hamburger/rice or chicken/rice. Sometimes with yogart, cottage cheese to change it up a little. She is taking 4 different meds twice a day right know eating 2 cups 4 times a day. I think that is a pretty good appetite. Hard to tell if she is gained any weight. We go back to Dr. T next week for a follow-up to see about weight and liver count numbers. She is very social with us but sleeps a lot.
On Sunday Tabby decided to take a step backwards on her recovery. She stopped eating again and began getting sick and having running poops. We were able to get her meds in forcing them down and she continues to drink lots of water. Seems to have some congestion in her lungs, but not sure if her breathing is heavy because her liver is working so hard.
Called and talked to Dr. T about Tabby's status. Wasn't what he wanted to hear today about her not eating and getting sick. These are very bad signs for a fur-kid with Liver issues. We have had some hard decisions to make today. We decided to go ahead and try IV treatments for the next 24-48 hours to see how she does. We know there is no magic pill and she will never get over her liver disease. We are just trying to decide what the outcome should be. This morning when I took her to the vet she jumped right up barking and her tail wagging, so I don't think she is quite ready for me to give up on her. I must know in my heart that I have tried all the options to make her comfortable as possible. Don't want to watch her suffer and feel she deserves to keep her dignity. She lost another 3 pounds over the weekend so she is now down to 73 pounds. Dr. T will give me a call later today with how he thinks she is doing. He was going to recheck her liver counts to see if they have went down any. If they shows signs of elevation, we most likely will bring her home for a few days and enjoy her before making any final decisions.
Been a rough week and don't look for this one to be any better. The other Hounds are just going with the flow of things, not getting many walks becuase it is so HOT here. And having 2 that are mostly black fur they get overheated very easy. They continue to enjoy the special food treats that Tabby has been eating and they continue to clean up her leftovers when she doesn't eat. I have found that they really LOVE vanilla yogart on their food and waste no time eating it all. It use to take Amiee like 1/2 hour to finish her 1 cup of food but with yogart, it is gone in like 5 minutes. :)
Thanks for all your prayers for Tabby we truely apprciate it and we will keep you posted on her health.
HoundDogMom and The Hounddogs.