Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lois Lane Update 2

Lois Lane continues to improve!  She is still in the doggie hospital and probably will be for several more days.  After our last visit to her she got a little overly excited causing her to regurgitate more than she should, further irritating her esophagus.  The next day when her vet called to give us an update he said that she would be faster healing if she didn't get so excited.  So yes, that means we can't visit her until it's time to pick her up.  She doesn't flip out with anyone else, just when she sees any of her human family (because she wants to go home so bad I'm sure!).  So we haven't seen her since Monday evening, but we get updates every day.  She's actually "turned the corner" the vet was looking for, which is a great improvement.  She has only regurgitated once since we saw her on Monday. Tomorrow morning they will give her some water by mouth, rather than IV, to see if she can drink it and keep it down.  If she can they will progress to small amounts of food the next day.  Once she can eat and drink and keep everything down she gets to come home!!! The vet actually thinks her pancreatitis is over, but that we're now dealing with esophagitis due to all of her regurgitating and puking eroding her poor esophagus.

Jason and I were talking the other night about how different our house is without Lois Pain here causing trouble.  The house is so quiet!  No little black nose bumping us in the back of the knee, no whining and running in counter-clockwise circles around the patio table, no freaking out when the cat is fed.  It's amazing the little things that are annoying in everyday life that we miss so much when they are gone.  I'd give anything to have my little annoyance back!  Hopefully really, really soon...

Due to the expense that we have with Lois Lane being in the 24 hour care facility for so long (almost 2 weeks) we've had to cancel our California trip in August.  I'm still going Monday through Friday since it was a business trip for me for work to begin with.  Jason was going to go with me and we were going to stay through Sunday to have some site-seeing time and quality alone time, but that's just not going to work out, unfortunately.  We do hope to be able to reschedule it, maybe by mid next year for our 10th wedding anniversary.  I know our good friend Merle that we were to tour around with was very disappointed to hear that we weren't making it.  We'll make it up to you Merle - I promise!

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