Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Getting Back to "Normal"

Our household is beginning to get back to normal after Minnie's sickies set in.  She has not vomited again and shows no signs of pain.  We are decreasing her medications and increasing the amount of boiled chicken and rice (yummy) she gets.  She still getting 4 small meals a day.  Mack says it is NOT fair!!!!
She yearns for "real food" but is such a trooper.  She takes her meds without a fight or having to hide them in food. When Mack eats his "real food"  she doesn't crowd around him.  We still have to be on guard when she is outside since she always, always wants to eat grass and that was a BIG no no from the doctor. Since it has been so hot out, we haven't really missed any long hikes. It's going to be back near 100 again for the rest of the week, so we won't have been outside much anyway.
Minnie has her follow up ultra sound late Monday afternoon.  We have our paws crossed that her pancreas is less inflamed and enlarged. 
It's funny (not really) that returning to normal life would be a such a blessing! We need a reminder every now and then of all the wonderful family and friends - furred and unfurred -  we have!

Minnie this afternoon, after napping!

Each day Minnie seems a little more energetic and her old self.  Today she found one of her most favorite mini tennis balls hiding in the pachysandra in the back yard.  She pulled it out and dropped it but did not yet try to place fetch with me and it.

The hardest part of all was seeing her in so much pain and not able to make it go away or know what or where on her body it was coming from.  We have wonderful vets!!!

We thank all our Blogville friends again for such support and love.

Minnie, Mack, Hu-mom and hu-dad


Gracie the Agility Pug said...

So glad you're feeling better, Minnie. We were so worried about you.

Payton said...

I am so happy to see such great pictures, Minnie! We are still thinking about you. It's hot here too, so I haven't been able to enjoy outside either. Say Hi to Mack for me.

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Glad to hear that Minnie is feeling better and getting back to her old self.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Frankie Furter said...

Awwwww this is just the most wonderful post. I can tell that Minnie is on the way to a full recovery!!
No GRASS??? I was NOT aware that we couldn't have Grass. Did the Dawgtor say WHY??? Soooooo many of us Love to Graze in the Green Grasses. I'm thinkin that no one else knows we shouldn't have it either. My MOM is gonna have a Squirrel when she hears this.

Minnie you keep on being a super duper cooperative patient and you will soon be playin ball like a puppy again!!

Vito and Gina said...

Oh Minnie, we are SO happy you are home and feeling better. You are looking beautiful! My mom knows what your mom means about how hard it is to see us sick and not know where it is hurting. When we had our foster Pippa she got so sick and no one could figure it out. Now she's living with her permanent mom and after meds & time, she is totally back to normal and healthy! The vets think that it was an inflammation in her brain due to some kind of parasite. Yikes!!!

Again we're so glad you are home and will continue to send puppy prayers for your full recovery! And we hope Mack has been a good brother to you!


Suki said...

Hi Minnie!

Soooo glad you are feeling better! Take it easy, don't over do it.

It was 103 degrees today and it was the 35th consecutive day with temp's over 100. Yuck!


Anakin Man said...

We are ketchin' up on bloggys and read more of yous p'updates.
We are super happy to hear Minnie is starting to get back to feeling betters and she looks cutes in her pix.

IzZY, TriXie and Anakin Man

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, I'm so happy to hear that you're home, Minnie, and that things are *slowly* getting back to normal - I do hope the vets will have good news for you when you go back! Sending you lots of healing slobbers -

Honey the Great Dane

houndstooth said...

I'm glad to hear that Minnie is doing better! Keep following doctor's orders so you can get all the way back!


Foley Monster and Pocket said...

We'll be saying big prayers that Minnie gets back to normal

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Minnie we are glad you are doing better. Such a great girl you are taking your meds with no fuss too.

K9 Katastrophie said...

Awww poor little Minnie!! Hope you feel much better!


Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

oh such good news. it is kinda funny how the usual chaos of daily life can be a welcome return.

Glad you is feeling betters Minnie.


Nicole said...

Thank goodness Miniie is feeling better! She has been in my thoughts since the weekend, and will continue to be! I'll be crossing my fingers for a good ultrasound on Monday! =)

tubby3pug said...

Great that you are feeling better

Hound Girl said...

Miss Minnie I am so glad to hear you are feeling better you sweet thing. Im sorry we are just now coming back around and we missed your sickies.

Thank you so much for stopping by and giving us your love for Fred during his sickies.

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

So glad Minnie is on the mend. It's very hard to see our fur babies in pain and not be able to make it all better.

Mia and I are sending love and kisses!!


Jess & Mia

Misiober said...

I'm so so happy, you're such a good girl Minnie, and I'm glad you are feeling better :) lots of kisses your way Gosia

Oliver Tate said...

we are very glad to hear that minnie is doing so well! keep up the good work mack making her feel better!

oliver and jack

Kitty+Coco said...

We are SO relieved to see Minnie recovering. Pawrayers that her little pancreas just gets right back to normal.

Kitty and Coco

Kristin G. said...

Awhh, I'm glad Minnie is improving. It is so hard to see them sick and in pain. I hope she continues on the road to recovery. Stay cool. Sending extra hugs and good thoughts your way!

Salinger The Pug said...

Hi Minnie...we're catching up and are SO RELIEVED that you're feeling better!

We were worried about you and your pancreas!!!!