Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Daisy's Coming Home Thursday Night

I know everyone probably thinks that my world is all-consumed with Daisy right now - and it is. I visited with her an hour and a half yesterday after work, and a half hour today. The vet is so nice, spends a ton of time with me. Tonight I visited her back in the hospital area, so I got to see first-hand how nicely everything is run there.

She is still not eating. They're still force feeding her, and I'll have to do that. Hopefully her appetite will kick off again soon. He told me today on the phone that if her heart were stronger, he'd take her to surgery and insert a feeding tube into her neck where she'd still be able to eat by mouth but it would be easier for me to supplement her food intake. He doesn't think, though, that it would be a safe procedure for her at this point. He is puzzled as to why she's not eating. The Lasix is doing its job for her heart, and all of her blood work and x-rays came back perfectly normal.

When I picked her up out of the kennel tonight, she gave me tiny kisses on the face. Daisy is not a kisser - well, except for Jane. Her idea of kissing is to put the side of her face near your mouth so you can kiss her. I made my heart soar and sing that she actually kissed me and snuggled into me. She did that last night also. Because we were in a room last night by ourselves, I put her up on the table and she wagged her tail a tiny bit. Tonight she drank a whole bowl of water while I was there with her.

She's not out of the woods, and may never be. But I made a decision yesterday after I saw her that I'm going to give her every opportunity in the world to get well. And pray a lot that she does.

She's such a sweet, beautiful little dog. I know a difficult time is ahead for me, but I'm just now trying to focus on how much we love each other.

16 comments:

Yvette said...

This is wonderful news! Thursday can't come fast enough.

from little acorns said...

Oh Vicky, I hope that you are feeling encouraged! I know. . . I'm absolutely certain that Daisy knows how much you love her & will do the best for her. I know that all the time you will share with her will forever be so very special - for both of you. I'm so glad she has you. . . ! xo, Bren

Gretchen said...

Sending hugs your way! It is so hard when your companion is at the vet and not doing well and can't tell you why. Stay positive; it will help Daisy get better.

Bon said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Daisy is still sick but glad that she is doing better. I can't even imagine how lonesome and worried you are. Hope she is fine and dandy realy soon.

Carol said...

Vicky I'm so glad that things are looking better today. More good thoughts coming your way...

Rosaline said...

I'm hoping Daisy gets her health back soon. You two have a lot of love for each other; this alone must comfort Daisy's little heart.

Erin said...

I am so happy that she will be home soon - she may do better when she is home and with you. My thoughts are with you both :)

Judy Laquidara said...

I'm hoping that once she gets back home in her own environment, she'll eat. This week Speck is getting browned hamburger, brown rice, chopped fresh spinach and finely chopped carrots. He likes that even better than the scrambled eggs. Maybe you'll come across some concoction that Daisy will feel like nibbling on. I'm happy she'll be home tonight. You're right . . tough days ahead. Hope she does much better than you're expecting.

Infinity Quilter said...

Cyber hugs & prayers for you and Daisy. Daisy is your baby. Sewing and housework can wait! Daisy needs your attention now!

Nicole said...

I am so happy that little Daisy is on the road to recovery! You sound optimistic. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

This little darlin girl is going to be back to her old self before you know it. She loves you as much as you love her and can't wait to be together soon. Probably just a touch of "the doggy flu" and will be as good as gold soon. My prayers to her and you both.Hugs, Bobbie

Jackie said...

When my pup was sick my life was consumed with him...we all understand. I hope Daisy recovers soon! I'll be stopping by to check for an update.

Becky said...

So glad that Daisy is coming home. Lots of hugs and doggy licks from our house to yours! She will rest much better once she is home.

Sharon said...

Vicky, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet little doggy. I hope she gets better. I'll be thinking about both of you. Daisy knows how much you love her!

Melinda said...

I'm sorry to hear that Daisy has been sick. Hopefully, by the time you read this, she will be home and doing much better.

Hugs,
Melinda

Mary said...

Kitsi and Donimo is glad Daisy is feeling better. Our mom is a Vet Tech and takes care of sick kittens and puppies every day. Stay strong Vicky.