Friday, April 1, 2011

Home, Sweet Home

Thank you for all the prayers and well-wishes for 'Maggie,' because coupled with good veterinary medicine, she has come home and is doing pretty good.  She kept her water down yesterday morning, so she got 2 food trials, and kept everything down all day, and she came home last night about 8 PM!  She's happy to be home, and it's such a relief to have her back after 4 days at the hospital.
She's on a low-fat highly digestible canned prescription food which she eats "ravenously."  She's on tramadol for pain, metronidazole for her lower gi, and famotidine for her tummy.  She didn't rest too much last night - she had diarrhea several times, with a bit of blood in her stools still.  This has her a bit on edge, as she knows the drill about going potty in the house, but Dad is trying to console her that it's OK this time. 
Maggie and Joey will spend the day with good friends while Dad is at work so she can be watched closely.  We have to follow up with the vet to determine the next course we're going to take for her Cushing's, and planning again for removing the troublesome tumor on her anus. 
Thanks again for all your love and support - there's nothing in the world like having your sick little ones back home and feeling better by your side.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are we releaved to hear this good news, Maggie, Joey and Carson. Maggie you are a real trooper. We were hoping u would be home soon as spring is here and theres so much new stuff to smell and poke around in outside we didn't want u to miss out on new adventures that spring brings. Here in Quebec Canada our house is on the flight path of the Canadian Geese coming home from the south, we love to go outside to see them pass in the 100's and hear them honking. We honk back to welcome them (mom thinks we are barking). And some grass is shooting up so we get to have a snack and the birds are flying around our yard so we get to chase them. Hope you get to go out in your yard and enjoy spring fun. Thinking of u, and get super well soon. Your pals LollyPop, Sass, Shilo and Miss Maggie.

Anonymous said...

A jippie from the north of Germany! That is fantastic news. Maggie is such a brave girl and for sure so so happy that she's back home. We will keep our paws crossed for the upcoming treatments and that she will pretty soon run around in a sunny spring-garden. Kisses and hugs to Maggie, Joey and Carson from Tobi & Ani

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Maggie
We are doing the happy dance for you! Glad you are home!
Love Ruby & Penny

Anonymous said...

HOORAY!! Love from Kay

Anonymous said...

Who's a good girl? Maggie is!!! Welcome home, sweetie! Much love and ladylike kisses from Mina (mini-dox ruler of the neighborhood) in Michigan.

Baxromana said...

Welcome home Maggie! Glad you are doing better. We are happy for you, Joey and your Dad. Keep getting better. We'll be keeping you in prayer for further healing and strength.

Baxter, Baxter's Mom & Dad

Oscar and Hans said...

YAY MAGGIE! WOOF!!!!!!

Glad you are home; let's hope it's nothing but positives from here on out!

--Oscar and Hans

Jayne and Annie said...

Maggie, Carson and Joey, May God continue to keep you all in His loving care. You will continue to be in our prayers, and we are hoping for nothing but smooth sailing from here on out. What music to our ears to read that Maggie is home again!! What a relief for all of you (and for us!!). Take care and remember - one tiny doxie step at a time. With love, Jayne and Annie

annie said...

So happy you are home and feeling better.

ISewNBake said...

So glad precious Maggie is back home and doing better! That picture on today's post shows the immense strength that she has, and how much Joey missed her. What a exceptional pair!

Roberta

Theanne and Baron said...

This is wonderful news...woohoo Maggie! Baron woofs that you rock his world...we're so happy, happy, happy that you're home and feeling better (if not perfect). Believe me Dad understands if you poop in the house when you're sick! Time enough to get back to the regular routines. Have a good day, feel better and know we're continuing our prayers for you!

Love from Theanne and Baron

Anonymous said...

Just by reading these comments you can see that folks all over the world have been thinking about Maggie and sending love and prayers. How awesome is that??? We are all so glad that she is back home and on the mend. Take care of each other and enjoy each day!!

shortoldlady said...

So glad to hear Maggie is back home! Bet everyone in the family is happy for that - much better to be resting at home. Healing thoughts coming your way from chilly NJ.

cheyne923 said...

Jeeves and I are so glad to hear the Maggie is back home where she should be! And also that she can be watched while you are are work.
Sorry that there is still more medical time ahead but it's great to hear that she is "ravenously" eating.
We love you Maggie, Maggie, Maggie. And Joey and Carson, too of course! Melinda and Jeeves

Anonymous said...

We are so very happy to hear this wonderful news! Maggie, we have been worried about you these past few days...now we can wag our tails with ease and be happy that you are on your way to feeling much better :) Sending you kisses and wags from SC!
Love, Bess and Millie

Whit said...

Wonderful to read that Maggie is home and doing better! Continued prayers for a steady recovery!

Shawnmarie said...

I just discovered your blog yesterday and I'm so thrilled to hear Maggie is home. We went through several similar situations with our beloved girl and know how hard it can be. Many doxie kisses are going out to Maggie!

Anne said...

yipE-E-E-E-E Maggie!!!! GLAD you are home with your daddy and joey!! we knew you would kick it. rest, rest, rest so everything settles down and you are back to normal SOOn.

we love you,
Roxie Lou, Coco Beane and Auntie Em

Alicia said...

Great news, keep getting strong Maggie!
We keep potty pads on a bathroom floor for Oskar to use if he can't get outside, and during the night. He doesn't want to be embarrassed by going in the wrong place, so these work great. Will Maggie use them?

Continuing the prayers and well wishes.

Cynthia (geneva's mom) said...

Yay!!! Such good news. Thanks for keeping us posted and have a restful weekend.

Northern Star said...

Brilliant news! You are so brave and must be so happy to be at home. Be good and take it easy. Love from your UK Dachsie friends Pepsi and Max

Anonymous said...

Maggie,

Sweet girl, what wonderful news! We are so happy you are back at home with Joey and Dad. You deserve some extra special treats!

Love and tons of tail wags from SC,
Petie, Tigger and Faith (and their mom)

Jeanne said...

Hooray for Maggie! So glad she'll be home with Dad and Joey for the weekend! Good luck figuring out her Cushing's treatment.

doxieshar said...

Having traveled a long road of medical maladies ourselves, Maggie, we know what it's like to appreciate good news! Great veterinary care and a lot of love have returned you to the security and warmth of your home with Dad and Joey where you belong.

~Shar, Sawyer (with broken stitches), and Abby

Linda Moss said...

Just checked in on the blog and so upset to hear about Maggie's medical problems. But so relieved to hear that she is home and feeling better. You have all been through so much and we only want wonderful times for you guys in the days ahead! Be well and enjoy the upcoming spring days! Hope to see you over the summer! Love and best wishes from Linda, Frankie and the other Maggie!

Anonymous said...

!!! So glad to read this!!!

Speedy recovery, Ms. Maggie!

Liz K

Becky said...

Oh my goodness. I had not been checking in this week after reading your note saying that you'd be taking a bit of a break. Now I see you weathered quite a rough four or five days! I am so very happy and relieved to read your latest news, and know that Maggie is home with you and Joey and doing well. Sounds like she got the best of care (from her medical team, and from her dad!) I hope to hear even more good news from you guys as she continues to recover!

Sending lots of love and good wishes for health and happiness for all three of you!

From,
Becky and Michael-dog

Anonymous said...

So glad you're home! And I LOVE that pic. With love, Molly in McLean

Anonymous said...

Maggie

Lenny & I are so glad that you're home. We'll keep up our prayers and continue to light a candle each day for you. God's Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news, face licks and tail wags from all your dachshund friends in New Zealand, we love you maggie and joey. Wendy in Nz :^)

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