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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Abbey received the all clear!

Bode here...again! Let's hope Abbey feels like writing again soon! Here we are at work yesterday...we cuddled together while we waited for clients!

After work today, Tara took her back for a follow-up appointment with Dr. Monte. Abbey was so scared that she told me she kept trying to find a way out of the waiting room. I heard Tara say that she was hiding under chairs and shaking.

They took her blood again and found that her temperature was finally gone. After what Abbey said was a LONG wait, they came back and said everything is back to normal range and no more medicine for her!

Tara asked if they could put a name to what Abbey had and the doctor shared that it was an infection of her bili-system that caused her white blood cell and bilirubin counts to go so high and the fever to struggle to fight it off.  She finally said it was some sort of rare, non-contagious form of hepatitis. I am so glad to have my sister back to being healthy!

Good night and sleep tight...I will tell Abbey to write soon!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

An update on Abbey...

Sorry for the delay in updating you on Abbey....

She came home Wednesday night, but it was a long rough night. I got home from work and she was already here and was sitting in the laundry room shaking. She let me say hi to her, but then she let me know to give her space. She wanted Tara to sit with her for awhile, so we all let them have their space.

I heard Tara say that Abbey has a lot of medicine to take and that they still were not sure what was wrong. Abbey was so nervous she had trouble holding her bladder. Tara convinced her to come sleep in the bedroom with the rest of us, but I don't think she slept much. She whined and moaned all night and didn't want anyone near her.

Thursday morning she was not moving around much and did not want to eat or go outside. Tara took us both to work, but I had to see all the clients because Abbey was just there so we could keep an eye on her. She laid on the dog bed at the office and really didn't move the whole time we were there. She didn't want to eat, drink, or go outside.

Tara then took her back to the vet and she came home feeling a little better. They think she had a reaction to her medicine. I heard Tara say that Abbey's blood work looked better, so that was good. Her temperature was still a little high, but not worrisome. The vet said Abbey had to come back if she still didn't eat or move around much.

Jenn (the nanny) told Tara that Abbey wasn't moving around much Friday, and honestly, she wasn't. She was better by the time Tara got home, so they talked to the vet and agreed to wait before going back.

Today Abbey is eating and actually barked (for the first time all week) at someone outside. She isn't herself, but getting there!

Tara and Abbey said to thank everyone for the calls and emails.

Hopefully the medication will continue to work and our next update will be from Abbey when she is feeling like herself!

Off to bed....

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Abbey is in the hospital

Yesterday was a hard day at our house. Abbey was hospitalized and she is still there. I am not really understanding all this, but trying to. Here is what I know...

Sunday night Abbey was up most of the night sick at her stomach. Monday morning she still wasn't feeling great but then just seemed tired through the day. Monday night she got very, very sick and Tara took her to the vet yesterday morning.

Tara came home without Abbey but had her leash, so I got really scared. I didn't eat all day and just kept listening to what was going on. I miss my sister! I worked with Tara by myself, but the  clients seemed to be able to tell I wasn't myself. They  kept asking "where is Abbey?"

I heard Tara tell the kids that Abbey was very sick and was at the doggie hospital where she was being given really good care so she could get better and come back to work soon. 

Tara said that Abbey had a fever of almost 105 and that her white blood cell count and something called a bilirubin were really high. 

When we got home from work, I was so tired that I went to bed and Zoey (our foster sister) came to sleep with me too.

This morning we were all up early waiting for the vet to call. I cuddled close to Tara all night as I really  missed my sister. Zoey was all over the place and restless. Thankfully the baby slept all night! The vet called a little after 8am and said Abbey was doing a little better but not "in the clear and not close to 100%". Her temperature came down slightly to 102.5. 

Abbey's Red Sox blanket was on the couch when Tara left a little while ago and now it's gone too. I heard that Abbey has it at the hospital with her. That should make her comfortable, she loves that blanket! Tara said she saw Abbey and that Abbey ate a little bit when she saw her, but she was scared and very warm to the touch. She still has her IV in and the nurses were taking good care of her. Abbey is so nervous all the time that I bet she is scared!

Tara wasn't gone long and said Abbey was crying while she was there. I think Abbey was crying because she wants to come home and doesn't understand why she can't. I can smell Abbey on Tara's blue jeans and so can Zoey. We are staying close waiting to hear what is next.  

I wish I could tell time...I hear that the vet is supposed to call around 3pm again....

I better rest up since I get to work with all of tonight's clients!