Thursday, October 30, 2008

Things Are Looking Up for Ride!

Hello Again, Friends and Fellow Bloggers,

I’m happy to be able to report that things are looking up for our special greyhound, Ride.

As many of you will recall, Ride had emergency surgery on Saturday evening, October 18 . . . . .. . . . . . .when she had to have her spleen AND a 12.5 lb. splenic tumor removed.

Our poor baby had to stay at the doggie hospital for a couple of days after the surgery, in order for the vet to watch for internal bleeding or any other complications.

But, knock on wood, she did well after the surgery, and we’ve had her home now for about 10 days.

For some reason, it took over a week for us to get the results of the biopsy, but the veterinarian called us night before last to let us know that the initial biopsy was benign. YAY! I think they’re going to do another one, just to be sure, and we should know the final results on Monday, when I take Ride in to have her stitches (actually, staples) removed.

Eating has been an issue for Ride since the surgery, but thanks to Dear Old Mom (me), she’s been getting some pretty special meal concoctions lately, consisting of various combinations of people and dog food.

And FINALLY it appears that her appetite is coming back. (Of course, I'm sure part of this is due to the fact that she is now tumor free and simply feeling better.)

I took Ride in yesterday to the vet clinic to have her stitches checked, and while we were there, I weighed her. She had been down to 52.5 pounds when I brought her home after surgery, but I was SO happy to find out yesterday that she was up to 57 pounds!

Also of SPECIAL NOTE is that she actually sought out one of her favorite squeaky doggie toys from the basket that I keep them in, and went to sleep with it tucked under her chin (Too bad I didn't catch a shot of that!) So I think we’re making progress here.

All these pictures were taken today . . . . I wanted you all to see how good she's looking!

Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts and/or prayers that you’ve sent our way for our Dear Little Miss Ride.

Until We Meet Again . . . . May you, your family, and all your furry friends continue to enjoy health and comfort in each other’s company.


Lazy Bone said...

I'm so happy that your Ride is getting better!

Nicki Leigh said...

I am so happy to hear she is alright. I love how greyhounds look. Never had one, but would love to add one to my family someday. She's lovely!

TheresaJ said...

Ahhh, what a sweetie! I hope she continues to get better and better and will soon be back to normal.

blackfeatherfarm said...

Very happy for you and Ride, thank goodness !

kim* said...

aw--- she is a cutie. get well fast :)

Beat Black said...

good to hear things are ok for you doggie. I love greyhounds. They're such a sweet breed and I can only imagine how relieved you must be feeling now :)

Bridget said...

oh I hope your sweet girl is feeling better ♥ my dog elvis lee send her a woof and a kiss