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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dakota's Home!

Dakota in her Blanket: Christmas 2007
Last night was the first night home for Dakota and we are so glad to have her back.

Right now she is on Beef and Gravy Stage 2 baby food and a couple of gulps of water broken up over time to not over-work her stomach. She came home with an e-collar (what we like to call a drunken lampshade *laugh*) because she still has a catheter in her left leg in case of a problem. You see, the vet sent Dakota home without trying her on baby food yet so he wanted to make sure there was a line should she get sick from the food.

Well, I am happy to report that she ate 2 small jars of baby food last night and two this morning - without a problem! :) Of course, we took the e-collar off of her while she was home but kept a strict eye on her to make sure she didn't try to pull her line. Once we headed to bed, both Lab Brats were crated and the e-collar was placed back on since there was no way we could guarantee that Dakota would be a good girl and leave her leg alone.

Right now she is enjoying a rainy day laying in front of the living room heating vent while Cheyenne is sleeping at my feet - using my foot as her pillow. *laugh* They are both very content as I work from my laptop on my living room couch (to keep an eye on Dakota) - both are home.

What's next? Well, later today Dakota goes back to the vet to have the catheter removed and get another shot of antibiotics and such. It will be a week until we get back the pathology reports - however, we humans and dogs alike at the Lab Brats house remain certain that all tests will come back negative.

Thank you all so much for all your prayers and well wishes. I will most definitely continue to keep everyone up to date on her progress and the test results.

{{{hugs}}}

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5 Comments:

OpenID ronikay said...

*hugs* Shannon - so sorry to hear that Dakota's been so sick. I'll keep prayers that it was just a virus or something she ate.

March 24, 2009 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so glad Dakota's doing well! You have no idea how wonderful it is to read about someone who loves their dogs as much as I do. Happy wishes!

March 24, 2009 9:30 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Keep getting better Dakota!!!
We love you!

Rufus, Indie and Lilo

March 24, 2009 5:19 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Hi, just found your blog, saying prayers for Dakota too! We have two black labs, Anna & Tank, I love labs, they are the most wonderful dogs!

March 26, 2009 11:09 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I haven't been on in days and totally missed this! So glad she made it through surgery and is doing well! Will keep praying that she continues to recover well. Glad for you she is home!

March 26, 2009 1:19 PM  

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