Monday, July 25, 2011

Minnie the Miracle Doggie!!!

After a very long (almost 3hours) vet appointment, Minnie was tired when we got home. 

Minnie had her follow up appointment following her hospitalization for pancreatitis.  She had an examination, blood work and an ultra sound. After all of that was done, we met with Dr. Miller.  She said Minnie was a miracle!  Her severe pancreatitis had markedly improved since her last ultra sound on July 16. "Mass effect of pancreas reduced in size by 1/2".  There was no adhesion to the stomach wall and no tumor. This was the best news we could have heard.  Dr. Miller said that Minnie is 1/3 of the way back to being normal.  Our next step is  another follow up in one month with our regular vet and have some blood work done if she continues to improve. We are slowly adding in kibble, Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Low Fat to her boiled chicken and white rice. We can start her back on 2 meals a day instead of 3/4 a day. Minnie will have to be on a rather bland diet for the rest of her life but that is a small price to pay for health! and no more medications!!!  Minnie can begin to have short walks when it's not hot out.  (We were able to go on a short walk after dinner tonight.)  Again,the vet techs and  Dr Miller commented on how good and cooperative and sweet Minnie is/was.  That is always nice to hear!

I knew Minnie was feeling so much better yesterday.  She was playing by herself with her new tennis balls, throwing them and chasing them.  She also was cuddling with us on the bed, upside down, playing with a stuffie like a cat....

All of the Blogville crossed paws and warm thoughts have certainly made a difference in Minnie!

Thank you, thank you!


Suki said...

Hi Minnie,

The news is fantastic! Glad to hear the update. Keep up the good work.


P.S., tell mack I said hi.

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

We are so glad that Minnie is feeling better!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Southern Fried Pugs said...

That is wonderful news! The Whole Dog Journal has lots of good information on diets and treatments for pancreatitis.

You are on your way to a full recovery!

Ellen said...

I am so glad to hear that Minnie is doing better!

Payton said...

YEAH!!! What good news from the vet! I know she'll keep getting better and better!

Mack and Murph said...

We are so glad Minnie is on the road to recover. So happy that she doesn't have to be on medications. Please keep us posted. How is Mack handling all this?

houndstooth said...

Minnie, I'm so glad to hear you've made such an amazing recovery! That's so wonderful!


Nicole said...

Yahoo!!! That's awesome news! Way to go, Minnie! =)

Furrie Friends said...

This is fantastic news. I'm so glad she is doing better and on the road to a full recovery. Kim

Hound Girl said...

That is wonderful news, its always so hard when one of our babies is sick.


Two Pugs in a Pod said...

Yay! Great news for Minnie! :) :) :)

Minna Krebs said...


This is most wonderful!!!!!!

Vito and Gina said...

Minnie, we are SO HAPPY to hear this news!! We can't wait to hear more updates as you continue to get back to normal life!

Vito, Gina and Vinny too!

Kitty+Coco said...

Wow, that is amazing! That was the best report ever. So nice to hear the good news. Keep it up Minnie! We have been eating Royal Canine (for small breeds) here too, and love it. It is the ONLY food we will eat. Kitty is the most picky dog ever, and I guess I take her lead. Do you think the nutrition for R.C. is good? Just curious.

Coco (and Kitty)

Carly @GreenDogLove said...

Yay!!! So glad Minnie is healing! I hope everything gets back to normal for you all very, very soon.

The Army of Four said...

What wonderful news!!!!
Go, Minnie, go!!!
Play bows,

Kristin G. said...

Bless her! I'm so glad she's feeling better!!