Sunday, May 26, 2013

Meet Abe....

Well I had planned to post a cute picture of Kaia and Abe, the friendly golden retriever who visited her hospital room yesterday, but that didn't go as planned.  What I do have is an update on the last 24 hours.

Yesterday when the doc made his afternoon rounds, he decided not to release her due to the fact that she had not peed all day, was not putting weight on her leg, and was still quite puffy. Since mike's back has been killing him, he headed home to get a good night's sleep before returning in the morning to bring us home.

So that WAS the plan.  Last night I noticed swelling under the chin. When the doc came in at seven this morning it had swelled even more, which he did not like. He thinks she had a blood clot in the tissue, which is not all that uncommon, but puts you at higher risk for infection. So we are starting antibiotics and here at least one more night. The good news is that she is getting around well on her leg, and is eating soft no chew food. She has been craving pizza, so for lunch she gobbled up puréed pizza!  Hopefully we head home tomorrow!

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