Thursday, March 31, 2011

Maggie's Big Day


Thanks again so much for all the love and support for 'Maggie,' as today is her fourth day in the hospital for severe pancreatitis, and the day she will be challenged with water in the morning, and a little bit of food at about noon.  With all the prayers and well-wishes she's getting she's bound to be able to keep that food down! 
Dad and Joey go to visit Maggie in the morning and in the evening, and every day she is more and more alert and happy.  We're just hoping that her pancreas is keeping up with her spirit.  We're thinking positive that she will not be like Joey was last fall with his pancreatitis following his surgery, and that she is going to do just great with this first water and food challenge.  She does appear to be hungry when we ask her, and who wouldn't be - her last meal was Sunday night. 
It was hard to get her to go pee the last few days, and she would only go potty for Dad, but yesterday she started going for the hospital staff as well.  This was troublesome because with all the IV fluids she's getting, she was just basically leaking in her crate.  It wasn't easy for Dad to get her to go either - the first time was a stern 20 minutes outside of pointing and telling her to "go pee" and to "hurry up."  Must have repeated these phrases and actions 200 times, but that made success all the better.  Her stools have been bloody, and yesterday they gave her some intra-muscular antibiotics for that. 
Last night's visit was very pleasant - Dad and Joey and Maggie sat in the clinic's "VIP room" for about 30 minutes where there is a nice leather couch and magazines to read.  Dad read Maggie's comments and emails for her while Joey gave Maggie a face wash, which she both loves and hates at the same time. 

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rosie, Felix, Maisy and Mom are pulling for you Maggie -- especially because you and Rosie could be sisters, you look so much alike. Our trainer, Kim, knows Maggie and noticed the resemblance long ago. Our Mom knows how scary all of this is, and she really hopes you lap up your water and eat a nice meal with no more pain or discomfort. You are a beautiful girl and your Dad and Joey need you to get better and come home for snuggles and long naps in the sun.

shortoldlady said...

Our human fingers and doggy paws are crossed hoping for the small miracle of enjoying water and eating a small meal!

ChristaV said...

Glad you were able to enjoy some relaxed time with your bro and dad, Maggie! Keep up the good work, and keep us posted. We love you, little lady.

Oscar and Hans said...

Hey Maggie:

Keep fighting the good fight! We KNOW you will be back home shopping and fawning over those handsome cream longhairs in no time! It's nice that Dad and Joey get to spend so much time with you. We bet that helps every bit as much as the medication. :)

--Oscar and Hans

Anonymous said...

Maggie you can do it, after all what dachie doesn't love food? Lap up that refreshing water and gain lots and lots and strength. We are crossing our paws for u, and sending healing vibes your way. 4 dachies from Quebec, Canada

Ashleigh said...

Prayers for Miss Maggie...I hope she comes thru with flying colors!

Anonymous said...

We hope you feel better real soon, Maggie! Sending scratchies and lickies your way.

Alicia said...

Eat up those nutrients and get strong Maggie so you can go home and make Dad beg you to potty in your own yard!
Well wishes and prompt healing to y'all.

Anonymous said...

Love and best wishes for Maggie and the entire family. And thank you for the blog - reading about dogs is almost as therapeutic as petting them.

cheyne923 said...

Hi Maggie
Jeeves and I are so glad that you seem a bit happier and got a good visit from Dad and Joey!
We are rooting for you drinking some water and beginning to eat. We all love you and are hoping to hear you can go home soon. Love, love love you maggie! Melinda and Jeeves

Jessica said...

Maggie, we are sending our very best encouragement and good wishes your way for a full and speedy recovery from your pancreatitis. Our mom reads your blog every day and she gets very worried about you and Joey if you are sick! So hurry up and get better! And don't make your dad wait so long for you to pee, okay?

your homegirls in Evanston, Lolita and Pandora

Jayne D. and Annie said...

Maggie, Carson and Joey, Maggie, please continue on the road to healing. Will say extra prayer for you to be able to keep down a little water and a little food!! One tiny step at a time. Joey, you made me laugh when your Dad wrote about you so lovingly giving your sister a face wash - can just picture her happy (and unhappy) sweet little face! May God Bless and keep you all. With love, Jayne and Annie

Theanne and Baron said...

We're all rooting for you Maggie...so drink your water and eat your meal and let's get that pancreas whipped back into shape. Hope you're not in as much pain now and how sweet that Joey gave you a little wash up. Keep that pee and poop coming...medical people like that kind of stuff you know and I'm sure it makes your Dad feel better to know your systems are working even if not a 100%. So happy you had a nice visit with Dad and Joey, continuing prayers from Baron and me and lots of tender love sent your way! Is that tail wagging yet?!!!

Francine said...

Hang in the Maggie. It gets a lot better every day. I told my Wolfpack about you and they are praying for your quick recovery.

Teri said...

Tell Maggie a there's a big woof-woof ( get well) sent up north. Hugs... From your furry cousins -
Baxter and Rudy

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're feeling a little better today, Maggie. Be a good girl and drink your water and eat your food so you can go home and potty in your own yard!
Much love and ladylike kisses from Michigan,
Mina (the mini-dox ruler of the neighborhood)

Jerry S. said...

Be well for your dad and Joey -- and for all of us. You have many fans, sweet Maggie.

doxieshar said...

With the kind of extraordinary patience and love that exude from your comments, Maggie is most assuredly going to get well. What lucky dogs Joey and Maggie are!

~Shar with Sawyer and Abby

masstransit said...

Just learned of Maggie's ordeal. It seems so unfair after what Joey went through, but Taco and I know she will come through with the same flying colors!

Cynthia (Geneva's mom) said...

I just returned to read this sad news. Geneva has had pancreatitis, so I have an idea of what this is all about. I can only urge you and Maggie to hang in there and beat this. We're rooting for you!

Anonymous said...

We have had major Family Drama this week Carson and I would have posted earlier wishing you and Maggie a lot of thoughts/prayers towards you in this trying of times.

Crossing the paws/and/fingers mucho mucho for you guys!

Liz K and The Hounds

Northern Star said...

Good you are eating a little Maggie, keep fighting, we are thinking of you! Dachsie kisses from Pepsi and Max

Tamara said...

Lots of hugs and kisses from Bridget and Trixie. Bridget says "Maggie, you can do it!" If you need anything, please let us know. xo

Anne said...

f-i-g-h-t maggie girl!!!!! we know you can DO IT!!!!!!!! you C-A-N!!!!! :)

we're prayin' you can keep food down and are able to potty. we know how sick you must be feelin' if you aren't eating cause we take food time very seriously and NEVER miss the chance to eat. our dang mommy is strict with our food cause we get pancreatitis too.

lots of long bodied tail wags and doxie kisses,
Roxie Lou, Coco Beane and Auntie Em

doxiemom&co said...

Love to you from Gretel, Tinker and Windy. We add you to our prayers at night. Mom is praying for you too. She worries about us so much and sbe has grown to love both you and Joey. With love from the High Desert

Mufti and Naji said...

So happy to hear of an improvement and big big prayers being sent up today - tail wags and licks, Mufti Naji

Anonymous said...

Maggie,

We are pulling for you! We are sending you tons of tail wags and good wishes!

Love from South Carolina,
Petie (senior doxie in the House who is also 10), Tigger and Faith and their mother

Anonymous said...

Oh Miss Maggie we hope you are feeling better really soon. Glad those boys come to see you and give you lots of loves. Sending you our best doxie hugs and licks. Macy and Mom

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, Maggie! Molly from McLean sends her best to you. We are both hoping for a speedy recovery.

curator said...

Maggie, bless you from every single one of your friends at the Museum! Sending you love and healing thoughts!

kalyxcorn said...

Yay, Maggie! U know U da girl! Warmest of hugs!! :) b

Mary Anne said...

Keep fighting Maggie!! Keep the fighting!! We are rooting for you!!

xoxo
-kona-

Anonymous said...

You can do it Maggie! So glad to hear Dad and Joey got to visit, keep fighting! We may have never met but we send you all the love and support in the world!

<3Taia & Slinky xo

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