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04 November 2003 @ 10:37 pm
Thank God for little miracles...  
...Sydney's temperature is down to 103.7 and thankfully she seemed to be having a good day. :) There was just something about the look on her face when I saw her after work today that made me smile. She's still very weak and isn't able to walk without stumbling, but it seems that some of the life has returned to her eyes. :) For the first time in a week I actually started to see inklings that resembled the dog I used to know. I know she has good and bad days and this was an incredibly good day for her, but it's gotten me hopeful again. Part of me hates to get my hopes up all the time, because it's happened so many times before (only to be crushed by a new vet visit), but I've been enjoying her company tonight and will worry about biopsies and yellowing skin tomorrow.

On another smiley note - Kevin and Julie were sweet enough to send over their concern for Sydney. They have been wonderful, not only as immensely talented public figures, but as unaffected, personable people as well.

Part of me wishes that this day could go on forever - since I know that happy days like this will be few and far between. And though I'm exhausted and I know Sydney needs her rest, I want to spend just a little more time with her, because who knows what condition she'll be in tomorrow? Thank you all for your prayers.

I'm off to hug my dog. :)
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Still listening to my gift from my friend. :)
Kananigirlkananigirl on November 5th, 2003 12:54 am (UTC)
That's great to hear Sydney's was doing better today! I hope you guys will get good news soon. I'll be praying for her tonight.

Sherishutterbug93 on November 5th, 2003 10:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you Rayna! :) Thanks so much for your prayers! I know they really helped her. :) *HUGS*
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMOR: Eyorebeam861 on November 5th, 2003 05:39 am (UTC)
I hope you gave Sydney a GRET BIG HUG from me! I know what you mean
about the look in her eyes. Shelties have a certain look to them
(a look of anticipated excitment the books call it) and when they don't have it is like living with half a dog. I'm glad she had a good day. Keep posted as to what is happening. I really haven't wanted to ask this question, but is Sydney's illnes just bad luck
or something that happens to all Shelties, or that could happen to
all Shelties? Do you understand where I am coming from? More HUGS
out to you and Sydney!!!
Sherishutterbug93 on November 5th, 2003 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Barb! I did give Sydney a HUGE hug from you! :) And as far as I can tell from all that I've read, this liver condition is not any more common in Shelties, I think Sydney was just unlucky. :( Please take care and give Mortie a hug for me too!
irisheyes77 on November 5th, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)
That is great about Kevin and Julie. It's so nice to see stars not have the "star personality."

Are dog temperatures normally higher than a human's or is Sydney's really, really high? (Equivalent to what 103 would be to a human). I'm hoping that they are naturally higher anyway, because if 103.7 is down from what it was, that is really scary!

Does the vet have any explanation why this is happening to Sydney when she's not an older dog yet?

I'll be thinking good thoughts for her, you, and Mark.

Sherishutterbug93 on November 5th, 2003 10:22 pm (UTC)
That's the one thing I really like about Kevin & Julie, they're pretty genuine people. :)

And the vet did say that dog's temperatures are higher than humans. I wondered the same thing when we first went to see the vet and they told us her temperature was 105, I almost fainted!

The vet doesn't seem to have any explanations to why this might be happening. Unfortunately, she hasn't even been able to come up with a specific diagnosis for her yet. But I guess without the biopsy they can never be too sure.

Thanks so much for the good thoughts for us, I'm sending some your way for your family too. *HUGS*
With a spark: Michi close-upconchispa on November 5th, 2003 09:22 am (UTC)
Oh, I hope she continues to feel better. Every day counts.

I'm concerned that the vet hasn't been able to diagnose her yet :(
Sherishutterbug93 on November 5th, 2003 10:26 pm (UTC)
You are so right, every day does count and I'll just be happy for every good day she has with us and take the rest as it comes. Thanks so much for your good thoughts for her. Please take care.
Sabine: Lausersabine10 on November 5th, 2003 09:32 am (UTC)
I'm glad that Sydney had a good day. :) ...Sydney's temperature is down to 103.7 I hope with you that this and the look you've seen on Sydney's face are good signs.

Wish I could do more than to hold you in my thoughts and to send hugs to all of you.

I'm glad that you are having so wonderful friends. :)

*Hugs* to you
and a special one for Sydney
Sherishutterbug93 on November 5th, 2003 11:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sabine. Mark and I are hopeful that these are good signs for her. :) And thank you so much for thinking of us and sending hugs our way - that helps us more than you know. :) And I'm very thankful to have such wonderful friends and you are definitely one of them! :) Thanks for the hugs and *HUGS* to you and Lauser!
Care: mecareleswhisper on November 5th, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC)
A good day for Sydney, that's wonderful!!! :D

Kevin and Julie sure are wonderful people as well.
Sherishutterbug93 on November 5th, 2003 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks Carrie! Hopefully it's a good sign. :) And Kevin & Julie are the sweetest - I adore them! :) Please take care!