Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Lucky update

Well since Sunday Lucky continued to go downhill and we rang her vet Tuesday,d he wanted to see her straight away so back off to the vets we went! He was horrified at the swollen joints and immediately gave her a much higher dose of steroids through an injection, of course this meant between all the steroids and chemo we had wiped out her immune system so she needed antibiotics as well. We have also increased her daily steroids. Tuesday was utterly miserable for her but today she's brighter and has actually eaten a small meal the first since the weekend and managed to go unaided out into the garden. Hoping this means she's turned the corner and the poly arthritis will calm down.

Cane continues to be a loving mischievous little man, no photo's, just been too darn tired as we had 3 nights with very little sleep with Lucky. We basically took turns sitting through the night with her and syringing water into her to stop her becoming dehydrated. I drank gallons of tea in an effort to stay awake and was most certainly not dehydrated LOL.

9 comments:

Declan said...

Poos girl. But she is so so lucky to have you. Deccy x

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I hope Lucky continues to improve.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Just read a few other posts.... what is poly arthritis? I've never heard it referred to as "poly". Is Lucky on any kind of daily medication for chronic pain? Like Deramaxx? Just never heard of using steroids... but again poly arthritis might be different. And of course the vet my have some other concerns about combining things with chemo.

Sue said...

Sending hugs to Lucky (((Lucky))). Hope she improves daily now.

gyeong said...

Hoping she feels better everyday.

Gem's Crafts said...

I hope that Lucky is now over the worst of it and is now on the bend. Thinking of you xx

What Remains Now said...

Sending you love, hugs and prayers.

Hiking Hounds said...

Sorry to hear Lucky hasn't been feeling well. That's hard. I hope she continues to feel better.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I can see you are going to find it very difficult to give Cane up! He looks like a real delight:)

I'm so sorry to read that Lucky has had a big hiccup in her treatment. But I hope she turns the corner with the poly arthritis now. Sleepless nights are no fun for anyone. Thinking of you all.