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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gio Update - Sunday Evening

I am so overwhelmed by all the support and well-wishes that Gio and I have received over the past few days. Thank you everyone for your thoughts, stories, and words of kindness. They mean so much to me, and I'm passing every one of them on to Gio.

I just got home from our Sunday evening visit. I would like to think that he is looking up a little bit. I hope I am not deluding myself. But he was more responsive than this morning at least. This morning he was very depressed looking, tonight wasn't so bad. He seems comfortable, cuddled up for a nice rest with me on the floor of the waiting room. He seems to be more drool-y than puke-y now, a better sign as it probably means that his stomach is still upset but he is at least able to hold it down. At one point we were walking through the waiting room and there was a cookie on the floor. He took a lunge for it, and would have got to it had he not been so doped up on drugs. So at least it appears as if his appetite is coming back.

He still looks really pathetic, and definitely is far from "healthy", but I'd like to think he is better than he was this morning. Maybe, bit by bit, he will continue to improve. I sure hope so anyways!

Thanks again for all the support. It means the world to me and Gio, and I truly believe that the power of positive thoughts is strong and amazing in what it can accomplish. I'm remaining hopeful that we can all pull him through this.


Dawn said...

Hey sweetie, give him a big hug from all of us. Take care of yourself as well during this stressful time!

Lacy said...

w00f's, "its the power of the paw", glad he looked better tonite...mayb it wont b long b4 he is his usual self...

b safe,


We really have our paws crossed for Gio. He is still a youngster and has many more years to go. He sounds like a grrrreat sheltie and the collies would love meeting him if the great dane smiled on us all.

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We had to let Opy and Buster know and get the word out. While we like writing about stuff, we know we are a bit quirky and our readership is not large as a lot of blogs.

We hope Gio is better and back home soon. We think that only other Pet Moms and Dads can understand the bond many of feel with our furry children. Heaven knows most of my siblings can't figure out the hold the collies have on their Dog Dad.

Dog Speed and a Speedy Recovery,

Essex & Deacon

Ruby and Penny said...

We hope Gio continues to get better and will ge home soon.
Hugs to you all. Paws crossed.
Love Ruby & Penny

Raising Addie said...

Glad to hear that this evenings visit was better!

Please give him a big hug from us the next time you see him.

We will keep praying for him.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Dozer and Coop said...

The Corgi Girls told us about Gio and we will be checking in every day. We have our paws crossed and Mum has her prayer book out and her heart out - she knows how difficult this can be. (Cooper went through a puking stage which cost a fortune but he got Mum to forget about that by throwing his back out on a weekend so we had to go the emergency vet which was breathtaking when it came to cost, but I digress) If there is anything we can do besides prayer and good thoughts, you need only ask. We may be short dogs but we have big hearts!

Love Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

(No need to respond, we know you are busy!)

Abby and Aiden said...

Hope Gio gets better soon! Keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Angela said...

I really hope that your Gio is better tomorrow and he gets to come home to be with his mum where he can get spoiled with lots of hugs and kisses!
May God Bless you Gio and your family!

Lorenza said...

I have my paws crossed for Gio!
I hope he gets better soon!
Kisses and hugs

Rescue Gal said...

I am so saddened to hear about Gio! He will be in my thoughts and I will check back often. Remember to take care of yourself right now too.

Hope Gio feels better soon! :(

Josh and Jess said...

We have our paws crossed for you Gio!!!! Get better soon,

love, Josh and Jess

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed for you, Gio! We hope you feel better soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sara said...

I hope after another night of rest that Gio is showing more signs of improvment this morning.

Oreo and Misty have their paws crossed for Gio, and are sending healing prayers and wishes.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We hope Gio is all better VERY soon! We'll be sending the Power of the Paw and lots of healing Aire-zen!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

♥玮倩 said...

I will keep my paws cross for Gio to get well soon!

best regards

BenTheRotti said...

So sorry to hear Gio is unwell, we have been a little busy this last few weeks and have not gotten around the blogs much.
We are sending much rottie zen and healing thoughts, wishing Gio a speedy and full recovery. Paws are crossed for him here. Pleased to hear that there seems to be a little improvement.

much love and tailwags,

Ben & Millie xxxxx

Ricky the Sheltie said...

We're thinking about you and hoping Gio is better today!

Suzuki said...

Mya Boo Boo from the Painter Pack said Gio was not feeling furry well, so I have stopped by to let you know I have all my paws crossed fur him :)
Big licks to you

Lybertygirl said...

Glad to her Gio is doing better!

Lego, Kate, Magic, Rudy, Jill and the rest of the Lybertygang are keeping all of our paws crossed and sending out our healing doggie vibes to geo! Hang in there buddy we are pulling for ya!

The FOUR Musketeers said...

We are very sure that Gio will be fine ! Doggy POWER !!!

Maggi B said...

Dayna, just found out about Gio from Ali on RBDT. So sorry to hear he is sick. Sending some Reiki your way!

Maggi And Cracker

Amanda said...

Dayna, we are so sorry to hear this.You are in our thoughts and we are sending strength, comfort, and lots of good vibes. Paws, and fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. Big hugs to you all.

Amanda and all five of us

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

John, Kelly, and I are pulling for you. We hope that some Husky love your way will make you and Gio feel little. Keep thinking pawsitive and keep visiting. Hold your snout up high.

Lots of love and we have our paws crossed.


AJS said...

Best wishes to Gio! Hang in there all :)

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, I just read the news. I am so sorry to hear this. Poor Gio. I am glad he is doing a little better today. Hopefully the medication & rest will make him feel better fast. Get well soon Gio! Keep us updated.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

we are thinking of you and hope Gio is soon home.
Your pal, Morgam

Kim and Asher said...

We love you and are sending prayers your way.

Casper and pals said...

Oh No!!! I'm so sorry to hear about this. I just found out about it. I would have given you our best wishes on Sunday if I had known.

Poor dear Gio, You hang in there buddy! I know you are feeling like s***, but you'll be feeling better soon!

We are sending you all of our healing Eskie thoughts, hugs and prayers for you and your Momma.

Get Well Soon!

Woofs from Casper, Nikki, Buddy and Momma (Gwyn)

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you and Gio.


Cool Design Shelties said...

I'm still hoping for the best and crosses my fingers...


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

MayaBooBoo sent me over to say some woos!

I'll khross my paws and send lots of Sibe Vibes Gio's way!


Ludo van puppy said...

I hope you Gio gets better soon! paws crossed for a big improvement.
~lickies, Ludo

Pam w Cookie, Dudley and Spree said...

Fingers, toes and paws crossed for Gio to get better soon.
I was looking for an update and haven't seen any since yesterday so thought I'd check here.

Hope we hear good news from you soon.

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

We are sending sibe vibes and keeping paws crossed for Gio. May he feel better soon.

Husky kisses,
Biloxi and Siber-Sibs

Teddy said...

I know you must be beside yourself with worry for Gio. Be sure to take care of yourself too. You need to be strong to look after him while he's recuperating. At least he's a young guy and will have the strength to fight that nasty pancreatitis. We'll be thinking positive thoughts for all of you.

Teddy, T-man Angel and mom

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