November 7th 2012 2:58 pm
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What a difference a few days can make!
Sunday was terrible, Mia's rate was really high and she had no appetite.
Monday was a little better. No real appetite but nibbled on a couple things. Rate was 20's - 30's.
Tuesday was better yet. Port looks good and slight appetite.
Today is quite good! Mia just looks better today. Rate is still fluctuating a bit in the 20's - upper 30's but she is bright eyed today. She looks so good today that we even managed to get some more much needed grooming done. The very best part though is the fact we were able to completely skip her 4PM tube feeding because she ate an ENTIRE turkey hot dog. Initially I only cut up half and warmed it up but she actually gobbled it up and looked for more. I then went and cut up the second half and she only ate a bit. I worked more on some grooming and an hour later offered her the rest again and this time she finished it all. It was just eating but she seemed hungry!! Tears welled up. Even when she ate here and there before the feeding tube she didn't seem to enjoy it. Today she seemed to really enjoy eating. Also, with the feeding tube, I think she is starting to gain back at least a tiny bit of weight. She is still frail but doesn't seem quite as frail as a week ago.
We still don't know what happened on Sunday but I think Buttercup was probably right in that pain was causing the high respiratory rate. I think once she threw up she actually felt a bit better since that was when the rate started to go down.
Mia has had a few decent days since this all started on October 1st but I can honestly say that I believe today is her best day yet.
Keeping you in our prayers.
That's a great report! Keep up the good work, Mia!
Glad she's doing better!
Fantastic news, so glad to hear she was feeling better and able to eat. Always in our prayers... keep getting better Mia!
We are very to hear that.
What a joy to know that Mia is getting better !
I just saw your posting this morning , first thing in the morning when mommy gets in the computer
God is listening to our prayers and I have faith that she will starting improving each and everyday
God bless !
Our candles and prayers are working ! Please keep on sending them
link to candles:
glad that she is starting to have much better days, hope they continue
Our prayers are definitely working, along with all the great care you're getting from your Mommie! Keep up the great job Mia as we continue to pray for you Precious.
Keeping her in our prayers, I could not get the link to work.
Mia.. this is the best news.. we are so happy you ate a turkey hotdog !! woohooo !!! i bet you might like a grilled hamburger also .. or a grilled steak . .. how about a small amount of sautéed steak in a skillet with some water added for gravy .. have mommy add some cooked pasta and saute it all together ....YUMMY ! Keep up the good work Mia and Mommy .. and we are still sending you the POTP ! Thanksgiving is coming .... i bet Turkey , mashed potatoes and gravy sound good too !
Thank you Jakie and Gail for the link, I lite a candle.
((( hugs )))