Thank you to everyone who has asked how Samba and Sky are doing. Here's a little update on their conditions.
On Monday morning both dogs went back to the hospital for their second transplant. They were ravenous when they returned home.
Tuesday they seemed to be doing well until that afternoon I noticed blood in Samba's stool, a lot of blood. On Wednesday morning she was still passing blood and I sent a sample to Dr B. It seems that from the long period of diarrhea and the mechanics of the transplants, she had developed an ulcerated colon. He prescribed something for her and on Thursday morning she had a nearly normal stool with no blood. There has been no blood since though her stool has become very soft again.
Sky is slowly improving. He's eating well most of the time and his stool is getting slightly firmer. He's still pretty sick, but showing some signs of getting thru this. He's wanting to play ball and even chases it a couple times before he has to rest.
Because Samba is taking high doses of steroids once again, she's starting to lose her hair. She has bald patches on her legs, tail and neck. It looks like I need to dig out her jacket and maybe knit her a sweater for winter.
We took them both for a weigh in this morning and Sky had gained about a pound, but Samba was still the same weight as on Monday. We'll have to stuff her over the weekend and get the scales moving in the right direction again.
For the time being we're just continuing what we've been doing and hope that they both keep showing some improvement. Dr B told me today that we need to concentrate on trends and not dwell on minor setbacks.