Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Slate Home Finally!

Casey and I had the craziest weekend. After running around after work until late on Friday, we found out that Slate still needed to stay at the vet's over the weekend. He was having a little trouble breathing. He hadn't absorbed all of his meds properly, while he was battling the stomach virus. The vet wanted him to have a couple extra days to get a little more stable. So right after work yesterday, Casey and I picked him up. Bless his heart. He is SO thin. He's always been a thin dog, but after a week of not eating, he's REALLY thin. He has a VORACIOUS appetite, so I think we'll be able to remedy that problem rather quickly. He's still weak and a little wobbly, but I'm not suprised after feeling so bad and being in a kennel for an entire week. He just seems so proud to be home. Dr. K put him on a brand new heart med just approved out of Canada called VetMed. It's especially for dogs with congestive heart failure. They say that dogs have really responded to it, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If it works, we can scale back some of the doses of lasix, which will help his kidneys out in the long run. We should know within a week or so. Like I said he's happy to be home, and we're happy to have him home. Thanks to everyone for the prayers, thoughts, and well wishes.

1 comment:

L^2 said...

Glad to hear Slate is back home with you. Give him an extra pat from me. :-)