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.