27 Aug

Ritka is still eating great. We finally weighed her this evening at 38 lbs – I’d like her to gain at least another 5 or 6 lbs. To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what she was before all of this. Farli, on the other hand, was 48 lbs., which is a tad heavy for her.

I was asked about her meds. I don’t know all that she got at the hospital. At home she is on
pepcid 10 mg 2xday
Metronidazole 125 mg 2xday
Sucralfate 500 mg 2xday in 5ml water an hour from any food or other meds
Atropine Sulfate 1 drop per eye once a day
Prednisolone Acetate 1 drop per eye 4xday

The she supposed to be offered 1/2 cup of food every couple hours.
We started with a 50/50 mixture of cottage cheese and rice and are gradually shifting to a prescription dog food over a week or more. I was told it was OK if she did not finish each meal, but they did not want her stomach to get too much at one time. So far she has eaten 95% or more of each meal. Farli volunteered to lick the bowl clean. Her “droppings” are like pudding still – but so much better than like tea (brown liquid).

She is wearing a basket muzzle as she is picking at the sore on her side. The sore is from IM and subcutaneous injections she had the first few days at the Emergency Center. Her clotting system was not working then and she bled under the skin, etc. She now has about a 2″ diameter sore that is mostly scabbed over. But it dried stiff and then cracks as her skin moves over her ribs. It should heal fine; I just need Ritka to leave it alone.


3 Responses to “27 Aug”

  1. Karen Says:

    Is she continuing to do well?


  2. RBH Says:

    What Karen asked.

  3. diane Says:

    Sorry, slow responding. Yes, Ritka is continuing to do well.

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