Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Annie -- Clearing the Hurdle

Thank-you everyone for the good thoughts for our girl Annie.  They have truly made a difference because today is the first day that she's had an appetite, and is drinking what I consider, a normal amount of water.  The periods of shivering have also (thankfully) stopped, and even though Annie's foot is still pretty swollen and continues to drain, she's starting to put a little weight onto it.

While that is all of course good news, there was a bit of bad news on Annie's blood work that was returned. Some of you may recall that Annie has damage to her liver and kidney's from medication that she was given prior to her coming to live with us.  Her liver values have remained pretty stable over the past 9 months, but there continue to be slight changes in her kidney's.  I discussed what all this meant for Annie and the bottom line is that she only has about 25% kidney function.  Serious health problems occur when the kidney function drops below 25 percent. As I said, not the best of news for Annie, but I'm hoping we can maintain those numbers with the medication she's being given.  However right now, I'm just really thankful and relieved that we are almost over this hurdle with her foot.  

43 comments:

  1. awww. sweet girl. so glad she's giving you good glimmers back towards normal.

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  2. Yaayyy for Annie! I hope her recovery continues and her bloodwork #'s stay in the normal range.

    Thank you Kim for all of your loving hard work in caring for Annie and rest of the pups.

    Take care!

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  3. Ah Sweet Annie, we are so glad you are feeling better. We will keep our paws crossed so that everything continues to get better.
    Love
    Bert and My Vickie

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  4. So glad to hear Annie is feeling a bit better, but I know the road ahead with the kidney problems won't be an easy one. We will keep everything crossed for her here.

    Cindy

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  5. We'll still keep our paws crossed. Hope she's up and racing around soon.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  6. I read your title words and dreaded the worst, so thankful Annie is slowly on the up-n-up, we feel so much for our loved ones when they cannot say in words. Hope each day sees her a little/a lot/ hugely better. Greetings from Jean

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  7. We take what we can. Wonderful news about Annie's foot and return of her appetite. I didn't realize how serous her kidney function is. Sweet prayers for all of you.

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  8. Gentle days surrounded by love. Annie's special times.

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  9. So glad Annie's paw is improving. We'll continue sending POTP to her.

    Bart, Ruby and Otto

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  10. So happy to hear that she is doing better. But we will continue to pray for her blood work to stay in the normal range.
    Ana

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  11. Hopeful wishes she is able to maintain or improve Kim. xo

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  12. That's really good news! Hugs to Annie :)

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  13. Poor, sweet Annie girl :( I'm glad she has a bit of an appetite, but so sorry about her kidney's :(

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  14. Ahhh, please give Annie a big hug from me, what a sweet heart.....glad to here she is a little better Kim, will keep her in my prayers, Hugs Grancine.

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  15. Great news, Kim!! Here's hoping that everything with Annie remains stable and continues to improve ... knowing the whole situation makes everything a LOT better, even if the news isn't what you hoped to hear. Hugs to you and the whole Golden Pines crew.

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  16. I am so pleased she is feeling a bit better. I hope that her kidney function can remain steady. Give all the dogs a kiss for the weekend from us. lily and luigi. xxx

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  17. I'm glad she's feeling better, that must be such a relief to you. I will continue to send good thoughts and healing energy her way.

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  18. Annie, you get better, we will still send over our POTP for them Kidneys

    The Mad Scots

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  19. Sweet Annie. Paws crossed that the meds will steady your kidney function. Hoping you continue feeling better.

    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

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  20. I'm glad that Annie's paw is healing and am sending more love and positive thoughts her way to keep her kidneys stable!

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  21. AHH POOR ANNIE !!! Things will never be real good with only 25% kidney function!!!!! I have lived with that before as you haave!!!
    You could come for a visit???

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  22. Sweet Annie, we are praying for a full recovery for you.

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  23. that beautiful little face.
    i don't know why i always have to cry.
    good news or bad news i tear up.
    but we will think of this as good news. and she will get better and better and better . . .
    just like the energizer bunny. xoxo

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  24. A lovely
    LOVELY
    photograph
    Kim
    Xxx
    Ok?

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  25. Thank you for the update on Annie. You have all tried to take such good care of her- and you have made her days so happy and filled with love.
    She knows and feels how much you love her.
    love
    tweedles

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  26. aw, beautiful girl...wishing her well. Thanks for the update.

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  27. Glad to hear that Annie is sort of better.
    Prayers will continue. ♥

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  28. How wonderful that Annie is feeling better. Not good about her kidney's though. Poor pup!
    Hugs!
    xo Catherine

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  29. Poor girl. We will continue saying prayers for her.

    Sam

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  30. Sending good vibes her way... and I know that you are doing everything possible to care or her. Poor foot, Poor shivering... darn kidneys. xox

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  31. Kim, Keeping our fingers and paws crossed that she will be back to normal very soon. If anyone can help her, it is you.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Noreen & Hunter

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  32. It's wonderful that her appetite and thirst returned and that she's putting weight on that paw. We'll keep thinking of you, sending healing vibes her way. I hope that you can keep those kidneys stable for a long time to come...

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  33. So glad to hear her paw is getting better! Sending prayers for Annie, hopefully her Kidneys will remain functioning!

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  34. Hi Kim, I am glad to hear the news about Annie and will continue to say prayers for her kidney function to improve. She is such a sweetheart! xo Jeanne

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  35. Give big hugs to Annie from us and tell her we love her. Hoping she perks up and can reverse her liver problems. KT and Roooooooooos from Easton

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  36. Hi Y'all!

    Oh my paws will stay crossed that Annie is feeling on top of the world health wise very quickly.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  37. Hi Kim:

    Thanks for your shout-out today, its always sweet to hear from you!

    Annie will just sit tight in our prayers and loving thoughts. That face is just rare and beautiful!

    Hoping the kidneys will stay strong, maybe even regenerate some (is that possible?) All good wishes for a lovely Sunday with your gang and a well week ahead.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  38. Dear Kim;
    I am so sorry to hear about Annie and I will keep her in my prayers each day! I have so missed you and the crew and regret that after my fall and injury I allowed my discouragement to keep me from the blogs and lose touch with people and furry friends I had come to love and care about. I won't let that happen again.
    Have a good Sunday and I am lighting a candle for Annie right now...

    Tina xo

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  39. Our prayers are rolling for Sweet Annie, and we are sending eudles ubon eudles ob lubbs yeur way. O how we wish we cood do more. Yeu all are in our foughts.

    Little Reufus and the Mom

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  40. I am finally caught up. I hope Annie is doing better. Kidney failure is tough. We lost our golden to it when he was 13. I hope Annie has many more years.

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  41. Aww... what a sweet girl Annie is! Glad she is doing better with her foot. Bless her heart.

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  42. I'm so glad for sweet Annie and for you. I know how much she means to you.

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