Friday, April 6, 2012

Tootsie Comes Home

Our hearts overflow with your concern. We want to reach the 7-10 mark before we feel relieved. That will be next Monday-Thursday.

This is me, home, with Grandpa's healing hand.

I came home late yesterday afternoon, Thursday, and I’m receiving my nursing care at home now. I’m feeling better, but I am very, very tired. Still, I actually hunted a little last night before I went to sleep.

I want to thank my incredible special vet Dr. Michelle Ward who has done everything for me this week, giving me constant 24/7 care. Dr. Ward says we are doing everything we possibly can to help me. It’s true. Thank you, Dr. Ward. We love you.

I also want to thank my entire vet team who have given me care during this emergency: Dr. Bowes at North Idaho Emergency Pet Care and tech Stefanie; Dr. Vogel and tech assistants at Pend Oreille Veterinary Service; and special tech Brenda. I’ll tell you more details about what Dr. Ward did and about my whole team another time.

Me and Mom on Wednesday. Note my IV tube.
This is me on Wednesday.

Special vet Dr. Ward phoned this morning to let us know that my blood work looks good. Again, we still need to reach the 7-10 day mark. I have transient damage in my GI tract right now, and we are hoping this is not permanent and that there are no other permanent problems. We are hoping nothing shows up in the kidneys. As I wrote earlier, I’ll tell you more details later, so all your humans can learn from this very challenging time.

I’m still receiving meds, and I’m under Mom’s nursing care. I’m eating a few tablespoons of rice and chicken throughout the day between meds.

This is me today, sleeping and healing.

I also want to thank special friend Kim who made us a felt Tootsie dolly with a superpower cape, which the dolly has worn all week. More about Kim’s artistry and gift later.

I also send a dog-gram to my fellow patient--puppy Bentley--who is healing from a broken leg. Hi, Bentley.

Please keep sending your generous thoughts and prayers and love. It makes all the difference. Just think, you can start the week being worried about how much coffee your mom drinks and end the week being grateful for your life.

Life is precious. It’s fragile, too. Be safe out there. Keep wagging. Don't eat human pills.



  1. I have been away from the blog world for awhile and just getting caught up. I am so glad you are feeling a little better and home with your family!

    Your pal, Pip

  2. Welcome home Tootsie! So glad you are coming around. I'm sure with your mom's love and care you will be up and about again soon!


  3. Oh my goodness we are just catching up with everyones blogs, we are so glad your home though and are sending all our love your way


  4. I'm so glad to hear your blood work looks good and you are now home with your Momma. You'll feel better being close to her and feeling all her love. I'm still sending healing vibes and thoughts your way! :)

  5. Thinking about you!!! Hope you are on the mend! Feel better!

  6. Welcome home Tootsie! Paws crossed here
    Dachshund Nola, Boston, Auggie and Charlotte

  7. I am so glad you are home!! You just keep resting and getting stronger and before you know it you'll be out on more adventures. Prayers for all of you.

  8. Happy to hear you are home! You will be in our thoughts and prayers....take care, my friend....

  9. Good to know you are home with your family. I will continue to send good vibes over to you little one.

  10. Tootsie so glad you are home with your loving and caring family. I pray that your recovery continues in a positive direction and no ill effects will remain.

    This is a wake-up to all of us to be very careful with pill, vitamins and supplements that are not to be ingested by our furfamily. I know I have dropped one from time to time but I have a tile floor and can easily find the stray vitamin. I never knew the effect of one Aleve on a furfamily...very scary.

    Sending your many puppy hugs,
    Ellen, Tucker an Stewie

  11. OH Tootsie I am so very much THRILLED to hear that you are well enough to be at home. THAT is going to make you heal even faster, I just KNOW IT.

    I will still keep my paws crossed fur you.

    I think you have already had a HAPPY EASTER.. butt I am going to wish ANOTHER fur you!!

  12. So glad you are home and on the mend, Tootsie! I will continue to send special healing lab thoughts your way until you are all better -- hopefully very soon!


  13. We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed. Glad to hear you're home with your family..that must make you feel better!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  14. Cody from Tucson, AZApril 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Tootsie, I know you don't know me, but my name is Cody and I live in tucson, AZ -- I cannot tell you how worried I have been about you all week and am so glad that you are feeling better. I have been telling my mum to be extra careful with her pills so that me and my kitty siblings dont get into any of them. Actually, she dropped a pain pill today and I bugged her until she found it and picked it up out of our way!!! Again, waiting with bated breath to make sure you are completely out of the woods.

  15. I'm so happy to hear Tootsie is home now. Crossing our fingers and paws for a smooth recovery!

  16. Glad you are home

    Stop on by for a visit

  17. Dearest Tootsie,

    My goodness, I had no idea! I was just catching up on some of my friends, like you, when I read this. I am so very glad you are on the mend from such a scary medical emergency! It is amazing how things can change so drastically so quickly. Life is indeed precious and fragile.
    ((Gentle Hugs)) for you and your Mommy.
    Love, Pixel
    P.S. I meant to tell you, I added you to my "Pixel Furriends" blog roll!

  18. Thank you for updatng us. We are glad you are home- and we will keep sending all our good thoughts, vibes, prayers to you.

  19. So glad to hear that you're back home where you belong. We'll be keeping our paws crossed and sending the good vibes to you. Let's get through that 7-10 and come out completely normal at the end.


  20. Just went back to read more blog post to catch up. So glad you're home and feeling a bit better. Hope your tests this next week show that you're fine and dandy. What a terrifying reminder for all of us with furkids...

  21. We know you will be ok, just get through that 7-10 day mark. Mom knows what its like to wait for test results, so scary. Tell her to stay strong.

    urban hounds

  22. Dear Tootsie, we are so glad to hear you are doing better and that you are back at home. We will keep right on purring and praying for you, your vets and your family.

    Gentle, loving hugs to you all.

  23. Hey Tootsie, Jet here.

    Mom's been so busy, she hasn't checked in with your blog in a bit. I'm sooo sorry to learn you are under the weather. So glad you are home with your family. Sending lots of Jetty kisses and JJ hugs for a swift and full recovery.

  24. Good for your Tootsie. Get better soon x

  25. Welcome home to mom and grandpa, Tootsie! I made my mom type this for me. I'm sending lots of B&T dachshund wags your way, my cousin Latka highly recommends more sunbathing, and my cousin Olga endorses sucking up love like a sponge right now, and everything will be okay. I think your doctor sound really good like my doctor -- mom says she generally wishes she could get her healthcare from veterinarians and I don't blame her because my Drs. Marks and Rubin are very very nice people. Everyone is rooting for your restoration to health! Keep on keepin' on, with love from Bruno.

  26. Hi Y'all!

    Oh my! Tootsie the news is so much better about you! I've been keeping up, but not commenting. Now that you're home and maybe feeling up to reading a few comments...get well quick!

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  27. So pleased you´re home - hang on in there Tootsie.

  28. Hey Tootsie,

    I just want you to know I'm thinking about you and hope you're feeling better and better and better!!! Hope you're back out on your adventures again very soon!

    Your pal,

  29. Tootsie, it's so great to hear from you! Mom and I were super-super-worried about you. I hope you keep feeling better.

  30. I know we are late seeing this. I am just catching up. I am glad things look promising thus far. I can understand not wanting to get too hopeful until more days have passed. Our thoughts are with you guys.


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