At least for this guy… He’s a fighter alright. He’s fighting mighty hard and we are so proud of him for it. Fighting his itty bitty pitty butt off…for his life. Gosh, where to begin. This has been a yo-yo of a week. We kept hoping for good news, but it never came. After two blood transfusions, he still wasn’t stable. Despite the levels going up a bit, they were never considered safe.
He was discharged Thursday night with the meds he’s been on and a “good luck, but some dogs just don’t respond to the meds”. Well, if that was our plan, I would have been devastated. BUT, remember I said on Monday’s post that one of the many gifts this boy had brought to my life is the many friends I’ve met who are involved with pit bull rescue? Well, a visit to our trainer’s vet was essentially demanded by her all week. By Thursday, I was so relieved we had another plan.
In 24 hours, his levels dropped again (so he is still dangerously anemic). Our new Doc suggested upping his current meds (doubling his antibiotic and steroid), and adding in a few others, as well as some vitamin K, and a few meds to help his belly not react too terribly. Here’s the line up. We’re overwhelmed to say the least.
We tried to organize the best we could, but holy cow, it feels like we’re running a nursing home! Sheesh!
Anyway, after leaving the doc today, we’re very hopeful. Confident even. More so in him, than in anything else. Because as I said above, he’s a fighter. I know we’ve been asking for over a week now to keep your fingers, toes and paws crossed… but if they’re not too cramped up from all the crossing, could you keep it up a little longer? We think it’s helping. Knox says thanks.
And so do we. Thank You. It’s truly amazing how many people have awe-ed us. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Thank you for hoping for this boy. It’s working. I hope we will have some scientific evidence to report next week that he’s really on the mend (he’s back to the vet on Tuesday, as long as he presents the same all weekend).