Joey, Sunday, August 29, 2010
Today is the big day for your 'Long and Short of it All' host 'Joey.' After resting his pancreas following the second bout of serious surgery-induced pancreatitis last Tuesday, he will be offered water and food today. He's got to be able to keep the water and food down. He finished his three-day course of TPN early this morning. Next up is labs, and another ultrasound to look at that troubled pancreas. Then he will most likely be offered some water, and then a small amount of food.
And boy is this dog HUNGRY - which is a good sign. He hasn't really eaten in two whole weeks, save for small amounts of baby food and a little canned food last Sunday and Monday. When we visit him at the hospital he watches every single vet tech and veterinarian with great interest to see if they have any food in their hands. He intently studies their every movement and facial expressions, head darting from side to side as they move across the room - DRATS! - that crinkling sound is just another IV bag opening. Oh, here they come with a whole bowl of food! Eyebrows twitching, he wills them to step in his direction. DRATS! It's for the Labrador in the next bed recovering from surgery after swallowing a corn cob.
You can do it Joey.