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14 July 2007 @ 11:54 pm
A Sydney Update  
It's been an up and down roller coaster ride for us waiting for news from the vet these past few days. Yesterday was particularly bad when the vet called to tell us that Sydney seemed weak, slept all day long, and didn't seem interested in anything. The vet told us that she didn't know how much longer Sydney could go on like that...

Needless to say, we were devastated... :( We did a lot of talking and decided to wait another day to see if Sydney was just having a bad day... Then tonight, the vet left a message on both of our voice mails. She said that Sydney was doing a little better today, she was eating,... and although she was pretty unsteady, she could actually stand on her own!!

OH MY GOODNESS!! I know that there's still SOOOO much wrong with our poor dog, but for her to be able to stand -- I mean, she hasn't stood up for 4 weeks and we feared she never would! The vet also said that she had a much better attitude than she did when she came in - and though she didn't talk to us specifically about the vision tonight, she did say the other day that it appeared that Sydney could see.

Though that was the BEST news that we could hear tonight, we are still VERY worried because Sydney's liver condition seems to not have improved. We hope and pray that she pulls through this and we'll be able to have her back walking around our house again, but we're also very realistic as well. But, at least for now, just the news that she's standing is wonderful enough for us...

We head home tomorrow and will pick her up from the hospital straight from the airport. We know that she's still not out of danger, but any good news is wonderful for us at this point. We thank all of you for all of your prayers for Sydney - she's an amazingly strong dog and we feel blessed for everyday that we have with her. Big HUGS and much love to everyone!
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Kananigirlkananigirl on July 15th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
YAY! I'm glad Sydney is doing much better! I'll keep you all in my prayers.
msgrumpybearmsgrumpybear on July 15th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Big *hugs* and hoping for continued improvement.
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on July 15th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
OH Sheri, I'm glad to hear she is making improvements....you all are in my prayers.
Sabine: Micki Kaisergartensabine10 on July 15th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that Sydney is feeling better and I hope it goes on this way. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts. Big *hugs*!
UnderWorldFayunderworldfairy on July 15th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yay to the doggy feeling better... i hope her condition continues to improve and i will keep her in my thoughts!
Kyliekyliebeth on July 16th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
I hope she's doing better when you see her. Poor Sydney, she's in my thoughts.
Blancheblanche on July 16th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Some better news. Prayers and good wishes as always!

I wish I had known (and the vet had known) about this vertigo thing before we put my beloved Bee down (also sheltie). I plan to spread the word to other owners of dogs and to my vet.
waytoocoolrevwaytoocoolrev on July 16th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
I'm glad you've gotten some better news, and I'm also glad to think that you'll be with her again soon. I know it's been hard being away at this time, despite all the fun you've had.
lindasings on July 16th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
Sheri, I'm so glad Sydney's doing better. But mostly I'm relieved that no matter what happens next, you'll be there with her. God bless.
Smitha: hugssmittenbyu on July 17th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
I hope for the best! That she & you get out of this painful time soon!

take care, all three of you!