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Gibbs can still pee with the best of them.  Just like a cow on a flat rock in the middle of a downpour.

We stopped by the animal hospital this afternoon to check on the Lil' Dude.  He seemed happy to see us.  He came out with his IV port on his left front foreleg all trussed up with a blue bandage.  He appeared more alert, wagged his tail some, and leaned into Mom Dog while burying his head in my crotch.  I've always known that a dog hiding its eyes like that was a sign of trust.  No doubt Gibbs trusted us to be coming to bring him home.  All offers of fresh chicken that we brought from home were refused.  Gibbs has eaten very little, but taken on plenty of fluids and peed.  A LOT.  With us, his first stop down around the corner was a gully washer, and later before going back in, there was a puddle maker.  

Due to his lack of nourishment, while Gibbs' coat is still soft, it is getting that mangy dandruff look.  He's such a handsome dog and this is not a good look for him.  As we sat in the sunlight on a bench out front, a guy on the street was changing out someone's windshield.  Gibbs seemed intent on watching his every move.  I think he was biding his time, waiting for us to take him to the car.  No such luck, buddy!  Sorry.  Gibbs needs this spa stop to pump him up.

The vet called not long ago while Heart Of My Heart was out getting some personal primping of her own.  He wanted an update on our visit. Apparently Gibbs had thrown up some - that bily yucky stuff that comes from an upset stomach. Probably why he wouldn't take any of the chicken we'd brought.  Nope, he said - I'll just serve that right back at you.  But Doc said he did eat some canned food.  That must've been afterward.  So we agreed to wait and see how things go over the next 1.5 days.  Unless Gibbs gives us some true 'sign of life', transfusing him probably won't be advocated.  When I asked if the Lil' Dude was in pain, Doc said no.  He feels punky, but he's not in pain.  

Before we left, we prayed over Gibbs and laid hands all over him.  God, please be merciful to our Lil' Gibbs, and to us.


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Jan. 7th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Amen. I'm praying for all of you.
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
So Sorry
No matter how many times you go through this, it never gets any easier. We lost Logan, the best kitten ever, last Jan. 2, his brother Liam at the beginning of March, and 20-year-old Gremlin at the end of March, leaving just one kitten. We are now back up to four cats, FIRM, and they are the joy of our lives, but oh how our hearts are breaking for all of you. Prayers, Sharon and Cindy
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