Friday, August 22, 2014

Morgan Update

I'm really tired, so this is just a quick update. Thanks to everyone who has sent good wishes and asked how she's doing today.

Last night was rocky. During the evening she vomited but she ate a little yogurt at bedtime. Around
1 AM she vomited again.  She has also had nightmares the past two nights. Since she hasn't had one in almost 3 weeks, I feel they were caused by the fever.

My instructions from the doctor were to take her temperature at 3 this afternoon and call in. Anything under 102.5 would be considered normal. Anything higher and we'd have to discuss the next steps. Then she was to get her next dose of antibiotics after checking the temp.

This morning she refused breakfast, but she did do her usual morning roll on her back, kicking her legs in the air. We call it her aerobic exercise and she does it every morning after breakfast. She went out and in by herself and I just thought she looked a little better.

I couldn't stand to wait, so I took her temp at 10:30. It was 102.6. Wow, that's pretty close to 102.5 which we were going to consider normal. I called it in and also told them about the vomiting. The doc said she might be able to have something for nausea after we saw what the afternoon temperature was.

I had a can of dog food that I keep for emergencies, so I made a couple small bite size meatballs and offered them to her. At first she just sniffed them, but then she ate them both. We waited a couple hours but she kept them down, so I offered her a sweet potato chip and she ate that, too.

Finally 3:00 arrived and I took her temp again. It was 101.5. That's right, it was well within the normal range. She had also kept her small lunch down, so I rewarded her with two more meatballs. A few minutes ago she had two more and at bedtime we'll try just a teeny bit of yogurt.

She's very tired and pretty shaky on her feet but she wants to move by herself. We also have to watch her water consumption. She's very thirsty from the fever and wants to drink large amounts of water. I think that contributed to the vomiting, so we control the water bowl carefully, much to Fudge's dismay. He likes to splash around in the water bowl and is bothered by the small amounts I'm putting in.

The Power Of The Paw is a wonderful thing. We've relied on it a number of times and it looks like it's working for us again. Morgan isn't out of the woods yet, but we're much more optimistic than we were at this time yesterday. Thanks everybody.

18 comments:

Amber DaWeenie said...

Wonderful news! But we're going to just keep that POTP heading in Morgan's direction and we're sending some PawHugs right along with it.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!!! Get some sleep - you are a wonderful doggy mommy doctor. All paws still crossed.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Ruby said...

Okays, I'm doin' happy zoomies right nows!!!! WooooHoooo!!!! Be right back...gotta do some more....
Okays, I'm back nows ~ this is FABulous news!!! I am gonna send more POTP your way Morgan, and some AireZens for the rest of the pack!!
Oh, and Fudge, Ma's Angel Annie used to LOVE spashin' all the water from her bowl all around too! Ma had to keep piddle pads under the bowl just to save the floor (and to keep Ma from slippin' and breakin' her arse!)
Paws crossed for a good weekend guys! ☺
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We'll keep our POTP in action, but the news sounds good!

Keep improving Morgan...you've got a huge crowd in your corner willing you on!

Jeanne Pursell said...

I'm so happy for Morgan and for you. We will continue POTP. Hope you and Morgan both get some rest!

Team Beaglebratz said...

Oh we Beaglebratz can't wait tue tell our mom that dear Morgan has gotten some better. We haf all bin waitin'fur this update butt like the otherz, we r still sendin'out that POTP!
Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta

Anonymous said...

YAY FOR MORGAN! i follow your blog regularly and am grateful for your updates. Take care. Mel & Bronson .

Mitch and Molly said...

Our paws remain crossed! Hang in there, Morgan!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Life with Wrigs said...

That's a great update, Sue! I hope she is doing even better today. Continuing to send loads of POTP get well wishes.

Susan

Marjie said...

Continued crossed fingers from here. Everyone loves Morgan.

SissySees said...

Oh, that's good news! We are still crossing paws and hope today is bringing even more improvements.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

PTOP that she keeps getting better.

Nicki said...

Glad she's feeling better.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're NOT back, as we has hoped [new computer, but same old decrepit mama], so we just saw this news about Morgan. We're keeping all our paws crossed for her. She's a trooper. So's her mama. Hang in there, sweetie.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Blimey mates, you've been through the wringer haven't you. We're sending belated POTP to you and hope everyone continues to feel better. Take care and know we're thinking of you. No worries, and love Stella and Rory

Sam said...

Woofs Sue. Good news.

Ann Oon said...

Oh Morgan. I hope she's on the road to better. *HUGS* Hang in there Sue.

Piappies World said...

We are sending you lots of prayers and the Piappies all got their paws crossed for Morgan.

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie