I just heard from the vet. Stowe is doing remarkably well. The swelling on her 2 front feet has gone down they did a Eco cardiogram today and found that 1 of the lesions on her heart valve is gone. They now just have to make sure it didn't go elsewhere in her body.
All her vitals are good. They didn't get any results from the urine culture. It didn't grow the bacteria they were hoping that they could then test. They are thinking it was because she was on an antibiotic prior to doing the culture which prohibited the bacteria to grow.
She did eat and drink on her own today. They are looking to stop fluids tomorrow as long as she is still drinking on her own. Her blood results came back her protein levels are still low but if she is eating she will be producing her own protein which will raise the levels
I will discuss in the morning with the same doctor whether or not we can visit stow tomorrow. She did explain to me that it is really hard with the vet techs where so many people want to see their pets.
Tomorrow they will be looking at putting her on oral medication in lieu of the interveneous ones she is taking. They are also changing one of the antibiotics. With that being said, there is a possibility that she will be coming home on Thursday.
Let's keep our fingers crossed!!!
12 hours at a time...
SO NEXT PROBLEM WILL BE TO Have sizzle accept STOW in the house. COULD BE SHE WILL BE FINE... BUT SIZ WILL NEED WATCHING...
WE WILL MANAGE.
PUPS ARE DOING WELL.... I DID GET A HEADS UP .. CAPREE.. IS ONE OF THOSE PUPS WHO SITS BACK AND STUDIES THINGS.. RIGHT ! I DO LIKE THAT... EXCEPT SHE IS THE LIGHTEST..IN WEIGHT???????? ONE PUP IS 10 POUNDS HEAVIER THAN SHE IS.. TIME TO WATCH THE FEEDING MORE CAREFULLY.. WHICH I DID YESTERDAY.... ONE PUP PER BOWL IS TOUGH WITH 15 PUPS... WE NEED TO RE THINK SOMETHING.
ONE PER BOWL NO BOWL SWAPPING !! MAYBE THE FEEDERS AT THE HOUSE ARE TOO DIFFICULT 3 X 3 FACING EACH OTHER ... THE 6 IN A LINE IS BETTER---
SOME QUICK CARPENTRY MAY HAPPEN TODAY .
ONE PROJECT A DAY.. YESTERDAY I REDID TEH DOOR FROM "A" TO THE ARENA SO WE CAN GET PUPS INTO THE ARENA MORE EASILY... FROM HOUSE THRU THE GATE INTO "A" TO THE ARENA---
MY UPSETTING HEAD PROJECT OF THE DAY... WHILE STAYING OUT OF POLITICS..... almost... ..
IF SOCIETY IS BEING SPLIT INTO CRITICAL AND NOT CRITICAL.... HOW COME SALARIES DO NOT FOLLOW-----THE CRITICAL ARE GENERALLY THE LOWEST PAID..
BACK TO MY FRIEND, THE TRASH COLLECTER... OR THE GUY STOCKING SHELVES, OR DRIVING THE TRUCK FROM THE FARM WHERE SOME PEOPLE PICKED THE STRAWBERRIES...
SOMEHOW COV SHOULD BE TEACHING SOMEONE SOMETHING ABOUT REDEFINING CRITICAL.
IT GETS BACK TO " THE KINGDOM WAS LOST, ALL FOR WANT OF A NAIL" ... OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
I posted the picture and note below to Facebook, but wanted to make sure you got it too...thank you for the wonderful gift of Riz!WHILE THEY FIXED IT... I COUDL SEE NOTHING IN THAT EXP[PSURE... SO I STOPPED HAVING HER WASHED OUT BY THE OTHER TRAINERS.. AND SPENT A COUPLE DAYS WITH HER.. I HAD NO PROBLEM.. GRANTED... ALOT OF DOGS BEHAVE BETTER WITH ME... BUT .... A WOMAN WANDERED INTO SDP WHO HAD BEEN A QUARTERHORSE PERSON-- AND WE HAD ALOT IN COMMON... INCLUDING .. WILLING TO GAMBLE-- SO I GAVE RIZ TO HER.. FUNNY NEXT PART..... THE OTHER TRAINERS ASKED HEIDI TO SEND A VIDEO OF RIZ WORKING THRU THE ADI PUBLIC ACCESS TEST.. WHICH HEIDI DID... PERFECTLY...( THANKFULLY -- I DID STICK MY NECK OUT-- )
Today is Riz’s 3rd Birthday. This is one of my favorite pictures because I see so many things when I look at it. I see the early puppy training she received that taught her not to be food aggressive, I see the result of the many trainers and volunteers who poured their love into creating such a sweet natured dog...and especially Jeri Ray who put her life on hold to stay when they were born, and Grace Elzinga who so lovingly told her goodby with a blanket when she left puppyhood behind to become a working dog. In little Talia taking on the big dog to get the bone, I see Carlene with her vision taking on organizations, challenges, and circumstances to fight for a vision and of the CPs who have given gifts both large and small to keep SDP going.....without that will to take on the seemingly impossible, I wouldn’t have Riz. Finally, I see a challenge for myself to continue to take on my own life challenges, because I have the perfect partner with which to “walk on”.
Thank you to all that have impacted my life so greatly by creating Riz into the wonderful Service Dog she is!
THIS NOTE PARTICULARLY PLEASES ME.. BECAUSE.....
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A TRAINER TO GET DOWN ON A DOG... PERSONALITIES JUST DON'T CLICK.. POSSIBLE WITH PEOPLE .. AND DOGS.. I WAS TOLD TO GET RID OF RIZ.. ANOTEHR TRAINER SAID SHE WAS AGGRESSIVE AND UNRELIABLE..... AGGRESSIVE IS A BAD WORD FOR SURE.. BUT MY CAR NEEDED FIXING SO I TOOK RIZ TO TOYOTA WITH ME TO SIT FOR HOURS
LESSON HERE IS... SOMETIMES A BAD REPUTATION IS THE RESULT OF JUST BAD CHEMISTRY. ... GIVE THE DOG TO A DIFFERENT TRAINER HAS MEANT FEWER PERFECT PETS BEING WASHED OUT OF THE PROGRAM...
AND THEN THERE IS ... PERFECTION.... BENTLEY IS AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SERVICE DOG.. DO ANYTHING.. BEHAVE PERFECTLY... EXCEPT HE IS TERRIFIED OF BIG BUGS AND WILL TOTALLY DISSOLVE UNDER THE NEAREST DESK.. HE WILL BECOME A 168 POUND FLYING OBJECT---- SO SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO ENJOY THE 99% AND JUST HANG ON FOR THE 1%