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I meant to update before 9:30 pm, but somehow, I just ran out of time!

My Belle had a wonderful day today! She got a little spunk back, seemed less irritated with people, more like herself, started eating more, drinking more, had her IV rate turned down, is requiring less pain meds, and, (shhhh...don't tell her I told you) she had a "more normal" poop!

She has been smiley and talkative most of the day, and her "spark" is back in her eyes!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for discharge tomorrow, but we'll have to wait out her morning labs. They are drawing a CRP (inflammation test), as it hasn't changed and we should be seeing it decline by this point, and a white blood cell count.

Her temps today have been good...however, we've also kept her medicated, so we're going to try to wait out her pain meds until 10:30ish tonight (unless, of course, she needs them by then) to see if she spikes a fever.

This afternoon they made a small change to her antibiotics (Invanz)...they are now giving her a slightly smaller dose every 12 hours vs. a slightly larger dose every 24 hours. We're hoping this is the change we need to see those labs come down!

And, with that...I bid you goodnight. I know, not even a photo to show you my girl's progress. I'm much too tired to download them from my camera...but trust me when I say she looks fabulous!

Here's to a good night without fevers and some good lab results in the morning!


  1. HURRAY for a "more normal poop"!!

  2. Yay!!! That's great news! Glad to hear about normal poop, and we'll never tell. :)

    Goodnight, you need to get some rest.

  3. Yay, I am so happy to hear that she is doing better!

  4. Wonderful news! Hope she gets to go home tomorrow!

  5. grateful for her feeling better. So glad she is doing better

  6. so happy to hear she is better!

    that is all

  7. YAY! Fingers-crossed all is going well today!


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