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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Gio Update - Saturday Morning

Again, just got home from visiting with Gio at the vet college.

He's about the same as yesterday. I would like to think he is a teeny bit better, slightly perkier, and he didn't throw up when we went for a walk. Still quite sick looking, but at least he isn't puking every time he moves. He still won't pee for the staff there, so I was charged with collecting a urine sample this morning. He will go willingly for me, so at least we know the pipes are working!

He's well enough today to maneuver himself into position for bum scratches, something he wasn't even doing yesterday, so there is hope yet.

I didn't get a chance to speak with the doctor this morning, but I would imagine that, because there aren't any HUGE improvements, he will likely have to stay the night again tonight. Hopefully I will hear from the vet at some point today for an update on how things are looking from their perspective. I'll be headed back this evening anyways for another visit and pee-break.

Lots of people have been asking how Romeo is doing. He's fine, he's a pretty self-absorbed little guy so Gio being gone isn't stressing him out too badly. He's a little lost because his routine is different ... he has to eat alone and pee alone and there is no one to pester with the squeaky squirrel. But in all he isn't doing too bad.

As always, I'll update when I know more.


CanyonView Shelties said...

Haven't read your blog for a while. I'm so sorry about poor Gio. If there is anything I can do just ask.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Hopefully today is the day that Gio makes significant progress and can come home soon!

Diana said...

Thanks for the update. We are still sending good thoughts your way. Diana

Raising Addie said...

Even a little progress is good progress.

One step at a time, we know Gio will get better.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Cool Design Shelties said...

Even a little progress is good news. I'm still crossing my fingers for him.


SheltieJim said...

Holy cow! I miss reading your blog for a few days, and look what happens!!

Pancreatitis is a very, very scary problem. Surprisingly many vets don't recognize the symptoms and treat the dog for all sort of other things. Not only does that delay proper treatment, it can actually make things worse (depending on what else they think they're treating). I'm really, REALLY glad that your vet recognized it immediately and started taking the proper actions.

There's every reason to believe that Gio will recover fully. He's young and healthy and strong, all of which are good indicators for recovery. But you're going to have to watch him forever, because this can come back without apparent reason. I'm not trying to frighten you, just setting your expectations.

After he comes home (soon, I hope!), he's going to want and need lots of attention and care. Make sure that he gets kisses from all of his fans out here in bloggyland.

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