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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gio Update - Tuesday Evening


All of your positive thoughts and healing vibes have reached Gio!

I went to visit him after work today and the vet was able to give me some fabulous news!

His bloodwork came back very positive. Pancreatic enzymes are down! Enzymes associated with the gall bladder are holding steady, but they are anticipating they will begin to drop now that the swelling of the pancreas is going down. Likewise with his WBC count. He's still holding down food, eating a tiny little bit every 3 hours.

The plan for tomorrow is to cut back on some of his medications. He is currently on two antacids and two anti-nausea drugs via IV. They are going to cut out the strongest of each, and attempt to administer the remaining antacid and anti-nausea drug orally. If that goes well then he can be transferred out of ICU and into the regular kennel room. Monitor again tomorrow and Thursday with a projected discharge of Thursday evening, assuming that he continues to improve as we have seen the past couple of days.

I would imagine that they will redo the bloodwork on Thursday before discharging him, but if all goes well then Gio may be coming home soon!


Raising Addie said...


That was great news!!!

We are soooo happy that he is on the mend!

Give him big hugs from us!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie


Pawsome, we love good news. Seeing it is St. Pup-Tricks Day it is even better news.

Now if we can only get dog dad to buy us some green beer.

Essex & Deacon

Bluedog said...

We are so happy to hear the good news about Gio:oD

Luv Dooby & Zimba

Diana said...

Thats great!!!! Diana

Josh and Jess said...

Ohh, that's such good news. We hope and pray that Gio will be coming home on Thursday!!!!

Josh and Jess

Lybertygirl said...

ARROOOWWOOO from the lybertygang - great news Gio!

Lacy said...

w00f's, yeaaaaa, pawsome news....hope all goes well and he comes very soon...

b safe,

Casper and pals said...

All we can say is:

Woooo Hoooo!

Awesome pawsome!

Keep getting better Gio!

Woofs Casper, Buddy, Nikki and foster dog Ditto

Ricky the Sheltie said...


Dozer and Coop said...

Hoooray! Go Gio! We knew you could do it! Answered prayers and crossed paws! We'll keep you on our prayer list for a while longer though - never hurts to have extra love coming your way!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Dawn said...

Way to go Gio!! We'll keep you in our hearts and hope that Thursday is home-coming!!

Stella said...

Cheers for Gio! Our very best wishes for a speedy recovery.


Amanda said...

We are so happy to hear this. St. Patty's Day really is lucky. We're still thinking of you and sending out good vibes.

Amanda and the pups.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news, keep it going Gio. Our thoughts are with you and Gio


The Airechicks said...

We were at Casper's & he sent us over...

What wonderfully happy new ....

Gio - will be happy to be home....


Serendipity said...

Wow I stop reading for a week and so much happens. Of course, sending nothing but good thoughts and well wishes to you and Gio. It is great to hear he is doing better!

Karen, Chevy & Virgo

Cool Design Shelties said...

Great news :o)


Mason Dixie said...

What great news to hear about, I do hope he gets to come home soon and is doing much better. =)

Anonymous said...

That's great news!


Tiffany & Emma

Teddy said...

That's wonderful news!! I'm glad all the healing vibes reached Gio. I'm sure you're anxious to have him back with your family.


Abby and Aiden said...

Go Gio! Keep up the good recovery!

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