Monday, October 29, 2012

Something Changed

Friday was like most all of our days recently, rushing to get dogs outside before they exploded, coaxing them to eat and forcing meds down their throats. Then something changed!!

Saturday morning I jumped out of bed as soon as I heard Sky start to move around. I raced them all down the stairs and out the door. Then I filled their bowls with kibble. I didn't have a clue as to what topping would be satisfactory to Samba and Sky, so I didn't use one. I decided that I'd give them plain kibble and after the others had all eaten, I'd try to figure out something that would appeal to them and maybe they'd eat a few pieces. I called everyone in and put the bowls down and everyone ate. EVERYONE ate, including Samba and Sky! They cleaned their bowls.

After another outing, we went upstairs and I counted out the morning meds. Everyone sat there and watched and each one opened his or her mouth and swallowed their pills. Including Samba and Sky!

Mid morning I called Samba and Sky to the kitchen for their probiotics and they took them happily with no fuss.
Dinner was a pleasant experience with everyone cleaning their bowls, including Samba and Sky. They took their Boost supplement in the evening and on each outing their poops were improved, not great, but improved.

I was pondering all this Saturday night before falling asleep and I wondered what Sunday would bring.
Sunday brought more of the same, plus Sky played ball in the afternoon and Samba climbed up on the sofa to take a nap, something she's been too weak to attempt for a couple months.

Today we're off to another good day. I don't know what happened, maybe the good bacteria from the transplants has started to take over. Whatever it is, I just hope it continues. I try not to get my hopes up to much, they've been crushed too many times recently, but it's hard not to when both dogs are acting more relaxed. I don't know if they can come back from this because they've lost so much weight and muscle, but it's clear that they're feeling a little better and that makes me feel a lot better.
I couldn't have gotten thru this without the feedback from all of you. Your emails full of support and suggestions have kept me going thru the toughest times when I was losing hope. Sky and especially Samba have a long way to go, but I'm hoping that on our vet appointment Friday morning Dr B gives us some good news.


Ruby said...

Oh, that is indeed good news!!!
You guys have been in my thoughts every day, and I've been sendin' good thoughts and POTP, and of course, AireZens!
Fingers Crossed!!!


SissySees said...

Hooray!! That's great, GREAT news! Keep it up, Sky and Samba.

rottrover said...

Terrific news!! Keep it up, Samba and Sky! We'll keep our paws crossed!

-Bart and Ruby

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Any change for the better is not to be questioned:) So happy to see this report.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

This is such great news!! Yippee
Benny & Lily

The Life of Riley said...

So glad to read that Sky and Samba have had some good days. Our paws are crossed that your visit to the vet goes well, and things continue to improve.

Life with Wrigs said...

So happy to hear this, Sue! We'll be keeping fingers and paws crossed that it continues!

Susan and Wrigs

scotsmad said...

That makes us feel good, too. We hope they just keep improving!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Mitch and Molly said...

What wonderful news this is! We're keeping the AireZen flowing!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Dexter said...

Sounds like they turned a big corner. That is great news.


Marjie said...

The fact that they are eating eagerly is wonderful, welcome news. I'm looking forward to hearing even more good news as the week progresses! (PP&L, don't fail me now!)

Nola said...

Great news!!

Jo's World said...

This makes me think of the few times I have been very sick, and then suddenly one day you wake up and know you are going to be OK!
I hope those sweet pups had exactly that feeling today because alone, that is a healer all by itself.

Cheers and hugs,


Susie and Sidebite said...

Oh we are so happy that we will have an extra treat for them, however we are not uncrossing our paws just yet.

Your Furiends
Susie & Bites

Casey said...

Grreat news!!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Yaaahooooo! This is sounding fab. We'll keep paws crossed that next time we hear, all is still going well. Take care everybuddy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Nicki said...

Great news!

Nichole said...

I've been wondering about everyone... Happy Days!!!

Sam said...

I'm a couple of days behind and missed this update - that is GREAT news! We are pouring on the prayers!


Soggibottom said...

I'm reading back posts Sue, forgive me... but hey... BIG WOW and so very pleased.
:-) X X X

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

This is such wonderful, happy making news! Hope the Friday vet visit went well and things are still improving. Sure they can recover! People came out of concentration camps in worse physical shape and recovered completely! Miracles happen.