The Road to Recovery

We brought Ellie home Thursday evening, and she was so glad to be back. It goes without saying I was too. Some of her favorite little people came over to visit and love on her.

Friday evening, Ellie became very lethargic and wouldn’t drink anything. We took her into the vet first thing this morning. I was sure she’d have to be on IVs again. About the time we put her in the car, she began to perk up. When we got there (an hour drive), Ellie really had perked up. We ran a complete blood panel, and her white blood cell count had halved from Wednesday’s number. That was good. Her electrolytes and kidneys looked good too. The vet checked her incision, and that too is headed in the right direction. We brought her home, and she’s happy to be napping (hey, me too: it was a long night). I’m grateful we had her checked before the weekend, and that she is on the road to recovery!


Even Arnold was concerned about her and stayed close to her when she was not doing well.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6

18 thoughts on “The Road to Recovery”

  1. Praying for sweet Ellie! She is so lucky to have such a great owner like you. Hope she feels better soon!

  2. Praying for you and your fur baby. Sweet pictures. I especially like the one with your mom, Arnold, and Ellie.

  3. Poor girl has been through a lot but I’m so happy to know she’s recuperating well. I can see she’s receiving a lot of love and special attention. That’s a sweet picture of the girls with her. You can see the gentleness and concern in their faces. And I love that Arnold is looking out for her as well. Pets are just the best! So glad to get this good news.

    1. Yes, she has been through major surgery. Even more than just a normal spay! Plus, she’s on three medications, so that wipes her too. The littles love her so much, and even though they were all excited about puppies, they have such sweet spirits about it all.

  4. Sarah –
    A few things that might help.
    1. Ice cubes – the dogs love to lick them. Hold a few in you hand and see if she will lick them.
    2. Make sure she is getting some sort of pain killer. If your vet did not prescribe He can call something into Walmart.
    3. When our dogs won’t eat I make them scrambled eggs cooked in butter with just a touch of salt. It tends to perk them up and they are easy to digest.
    4. Our dogs love frozen cherries especially the ones they sell at Costco. They are a little sweet and the cold tastes great in the summer heat.
    Ellie won the lottery when you adopted her. You are doing a great job nursing her back to health.

    1. Thank you! Yes, the morning we took her into the vet when she was lethargic, Dad gave her an ice cube (since she wouldn’t drink), and she ate it. She is on a pain killer and will be for awhile! I was actually giving her scrambled eggs after she went into heat for her nutrition, but about 10 days after breeding, she began refusing the things she normally loved. Believe me, she’s getting plenty of pampering. I have bought so much chicken to keep her eating! I’m also making sure she gets a probiotic powder and powdered vitamin C. Of course, treats in there too! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your suggestions.

  5. So glad that she is home! God bless you as both of you recover from this ordeal! Know that we are still praying for complete peace and comfort as you are each restored.

    1. Thank you! She made a dramatic improvement yesterday but then in the night had an issue. But thankful this morning she’s better. Just resting! πŸ™‚ It has been an ordeal. Whew!

  6. Prayers continue for precious Ellie (and for you).
    Love the photo with your Mom and Arnold! Cats can be very compassionate. πŸ™‚

    Love, Mrs. Patti

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