April 12, 2013

White Dog and the rest of the White Dog Army were waiting by the door when we returned. They surged forward to see some sign but asked just to confirm what their snooters and nuzzles were already telling them.

Nuka had been to see Dr. Julia for a "final" blood panel to check her kidney values and to make sure the pancreatitis attack was finally over. Her enzyme levels were all back within normal range and her kidney value was 2.2 (1.8 is the target). Since she is so close and has shown an increased interest in hydrating herself, Dr. Julia pronounced the kidneys as "good to go" (with the usual caution if she stops drinking that we are to subq hydrate and bring her back in). Nuka is now officially "recovered!"

As the White Ones howled in happiness, I reminded them that Another White Dog still has the task of regaining the weight she has lost (nearly 3-1/2 lbs on her normal 19lb frame). Dr. Julia does want to see her in a month for a weigh-in.

We shared Chinese takeout and Nuka was first in line for her egg drop soup and rice. She is much more excited about eating her normal meals as well as any treats that are offered. While not quite back to full appetite, she is nearly there. And we are wiggy-waggy happy.

Fortunately, the WDA does not complain too loudly about "being cheated" as Nuka gets extras if she wants them. They DO sometimes stand a bit too close for her comfort watching as she slowly chews but there is no aggression, just wistful wishing (although not a single one would trade extra cookies for having "Nuka boots"!)
All of AWD's legs have been shaved for IVs, creating the not-so-stylish (in the Army's opinion) Nuka Boots!
Thank you all for your continuing prayers and Power of the Paw; it was your thoughts and energies that were vital in helping our girl fight and recover from this devastating attack. You will never know how grateful we are.

Blueberry sweet potato yogurt smoothies for everyone! The WDA toasts to friendship and health! Have a great weekend.


rottrover said...

We've not been around much cuz moms a crazy working gal, butt we are ecstatic at this news!!

Bart, Ruby and Otto

ra husky said...

Aw Nuka, don't let em give woo a hard time. We love your boots :) glad you are feeling better dear!


Brian said...

That is so wonderful dear Nuka, you did good girl...just keep it up please!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So glad to hear the good news. Now keep drinking and eating, Nuka.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Hi Nuka!
Wesa super happy our pawrayers worked and you are lookin' good, too!! Wesa think the new fur cut with "boots" will be a fashion trend this Fall for sure!!
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi
Pee-s: The snacks were delish!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Nuka...this is such wonderful news. We're all doing the happy dance knowing you're getting better and better every day.

Hap-Pee Sunday!


bbes tribe said...

Wonderful news Nuka and for all of you.glad things are getting back to normal health wise
Barb for Ernie and thefurkids

Jo's World said...

The Minniesnowda Rescues are all thrilled with this excellent news.

We will keep up the prays and the POTP just to make sure it all holds.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Ginger Jasper said...

Wonderful fabulous news. I will keep my purrs on tick over just to make sure. I am so pleased at the report. Power of the paw indeed.. Hugs GJ x

Random Felines said...

That is wonderful news. We are so glad she got the good report and is well on her way. Though we have our doubts about that smoothie flavor :)

meowmeowmans said...

And we toast you all right back, WDA! Hooray for this wonderful news about Nuka! :)

Kari in Alaska said...

Love the good news

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