Today is Thankful Thursday at the HoundDogs House
Today, Cleo had a follow up appointment to have her blood rechecked to see if the Predisone (steroids) have jump started her again to rebuild her RBCs. She is always such a trooper, she is always ready to go for a BUV ride, I can distract the other two hounds where I can just have Cleo walk out the front door with no collar or leash (we live on a dead end road/last house) so this is okay. She no longer attempts to chase the outdoor cats that are lounging on the porch. She walks right out to the BUV and waits for you to open the back end and lift her up. We have a new/used folding ramp coming next week from a friend that is going to be great for her. She lays down in the BUV so nicely, waits to get out of the BUV, walks with her tail held high as we enter the vet office. Heck she doesn't even need to have a bandage on any more after her blood draws, such a big girl.
Note: This is a re-enactment from a previous vet visit. :)
We are not out of the woods yet, but we have poked our head around a bush
we can see a few flowers
between the weeds today
Oh, ya'll are going ya come on HDM tell us the results....
Cleo's blood work from today
Has you can see we are ready to call "Houston" and let them know we are moving closer to the launching pad.
I am sure all are blog friends have seen a blood test or two on our fur-kids. Well as you can see last Saturday (8-13-11), Cleo almost crashed due to her low, low RBC. As you can see from today's (8-18-11) Cleo has increased her RBC by several percentages. The numbers you are seeing are a percentage of the RBCs that are in her system, today Cleo is at 27.5%. A normal range for a dog is 37-50%, Cleo has a long way to go to "normal" range but we are so "Thankful" for the gain she made to day. Dr. T was quite impressed with her gains, but said she is still considered an "Acute" case at this point and we may see the numbers go back down again. She will remain on the same amount of Steroids she has been on for the last week and we will recheck her blood in 10 days.
And also, Dr. T said that after this weekend we can begin to take Cleo on short little walks when it is cool in the evenings. Cleo wants to let the vet know that is all fine and dandy, but she will prefer to stick to the golf cart rides.
We want to say "Thanks" to everyone for all the wonderful comments, POTP and good healing vibes. We know they are doing their work on Cleo for sure.
Cleo and HoundDogmom