Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday Evening Khady Update

Hello every one! Khady's mom here again. Look at my beautiful girl!!!

Hubby and I went to see Khady at the doggie hospital. It's so hard to believe she is so sick since she looks so good and was so spunky and happy to see us. The vet said they could tell she was definitely feeling better because she was voicing her opinions a bit more!

We spoke in depth with the vet to get more info on the ultrasound results. The outside cortices is quite a bit denser than what is normal and there is scar like tissue (something to do with the nephrons and amaloids that are being produced) in that portion of her kidneys that should not be there. Also, the center of her kidneys are a bit dilated so basically things just aren't quite right. Luckily she doesn't have cystic kidneys. However, the amaloids that she is producing is what is causing this. I did verify that there is no way this could be caused from Lyme and she said no, it is definitely something hereditary and has been working on her kidneys for a long time. As the BUN and creatinine levels rise, as long as they do it slowly, then their bodies can adjust and acclimate to the increases. It is only once it gets to that really high level that actual failure sets in and they get this sick.

We are keeping her there again over night to check her levels again in the morning to see what changes in numbers we have again. The lower creatinine levels are what is the most important so that is really what they would like to see drop by about half again, so down to 2.2 would be great. Less than 1.2 would be back to normal range. BUN will probably not go back to normal, but lower levels is still important.

So, depending on her numbers, she might get to come home tomorrow. Or, we might want to keep her there for another 24 hours just to continue to see if numbers keep dropping or level off. I'm all for leaving her there if it is in her best interest. Even though I miss her so terrible much, it's all about what she needs!

Once she gets home she will be on the special prescription science diet k/d food and we will also have to give her Maalox as she needs the aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide to help with her kidney function. They are already giving it to her now, so we will need to continue that.

The uncertain thing is how long will it take for her numbers to go back up. That will determine how much time we will get with her. We will be keeping a close watch on how well she is eating. 2 skipped meals in a row will be a trip back to the vet.

We are keeping our prayers going and are more than grateful that there are so many others out there who are doing the same. I am overwhelmed with all the support and comforting words we have received. I couldn't be more thankful to have such a wonderful group of friends and support. Thank you all soooo much!

Will update you all again tomorrow once we get her new numbers. Khady sends many thanks and Sibe smiles to you all!



Declan said...

Oh Mum & I are so glad things are looking up for you. Maybe the positive thoughts of all your cyber pals have helped, but I think really it's your brave spirit and your devoted family that are doing it. Keep it up! Deccy x

Anonymous said...

You're such a wonderful dog Khady and we love you! Thank you everyone for your support and keeping my wife sane. Stay tuned for more updates, photos, and video of Khady when she arrives home Thursday or Friday.

-- Daddy yo --

bichonpawz said...

We are visiting from Khyra's Blog and have come over to send our good wishes to Khady. We so hope that she is doing better in the morning. Our prayers are with you and with Khady!!! xoxo Chloe, LadyBug, and their mama

Wild Dingo said...

Wow! thank you so much for the informed update. we will keep our sibe vibes pointed toward Khady's way. she's such a cutie. I wanna give her a big hug. Juno and Loki (my "non sibe) send her very biggest play bow and woo.

The Thundering Herd said...

Awesome news that her numbers are better and paws remain crossed here for awesome numbers this morning and for great long term prospects.

Carol's Critter Corner said...

So glad she is doing better. Great to hear. Here's to hoping she is healthy enough to come home later today.

Anonymous said...

Such news is woonderful. It could not be better, but she has such a good Mom and Dad. what else could account for it. She will always have our prayers and thoughts,(in fact you all will). This is just great!. Keep up the good work girl, you deserve it. I am looking forward to hearing more. Love you.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I khan't wait until woo are HOME so woo khan bug THE MOOOOOOOOOSE again!

Healing Hugz&Khysses,

Mango said...

Oh what a happy photo! I am so glad she is feeling well and will be coming home soon. Then we'll all keep sending our good thoughts that she has a good amount of time with her family.

Mango Momma

Keisha said...

O hai! I hope she continues to feel better. Woof! :)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Lots of prayers and 36 crossed paws at our house still heading in your direction, Khady! Hurry home to your family.

Painter Pack said...

Khady is constantly in our thoughts and prayers. We have 40 crossed paws, including the cats! We love you Khady!!

Maggie Mae said...

Mango told me dat Khady was feelin' better...yay! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Cyber-sibes said...

That IS good news! Wonderful that they are able to identify what's going on and start coming up with a plan for her. Big big hugs and kisses to sweet Khady from all of us! Beautiful pictures of her, loving those beautiful Sibe smiles! Sending prayers & loving thoughts!

jack, moo, & mom

The Army of Four said...

Sending lots of prayers for continued healing AND for Khady to come HOME!!!
Hey, Khady - I'll bet a visit with your mom and dad made you feel tons better! Oh! And I eat K/D and it's really yummy! And for treats, you can get your mom to make you some Stinky Goodness treats!!!
Play bows,

Furry Bottoms said...

It is so so so good to see a furkid bounce back like Khady has. She definitely knows she is loved!! :)

rottrover said...

Khady girl, we love your sibe smile!! keep feeling better, girl!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Barbara said...

I'm so glad she's doing better and I hope the new food helps.

Piappies World said...

Hi Khady,

We just read the post of Phantom, Thunder, Ciara and Lighting and we were told that you're not feeling well. We are 8 in our pack and we all got our paws crossed for you.

Please get better soon and we hope we can share lots of adventures.

Sending you lots of positive thoughts.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

Maggie and Mitch said...

Look at that smile! Our paws remain crossed for you, Khady!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

KT and Lady said...

Queen Kyhra sent us over to wish your girl a speedy recovery. Our collective paws are crossed.

KT and Easton (+Lady from the bridge)

Dianne said...

Hi Khady, Holly and your hu-rents. I'm a friend of Simmie's (Red Sibe Rules) and heard about Khady's plight from his hu-mom. I'm SO, SO happy to see she is doing better!!!! Fingers and paws crossed at my house for continued improvement for the BeWOOtiful girl.
Lexxi, Luka, and Scout's hu-mom
( 2 Mal's and a Sibe...Northern Breeds ROCK! and Woo! )

Sam said...

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!