Friday, July 04, 2008

Keep It Up!

All your good thoughts and wishes must be working :o) I spoke to Jane, the fourth year vet student that is part of Brie's medical team, this afternoon and she had some encouraging news. Finally!

Brie is doing well and has been off pain medication all day today :o) Her pain sensory is still good. Her tail even reacts when they pinch the tip of it. Jane was saying that she can now stand on her hind legs, although only for a moment before sitting back down again. This is a VERY TINY step but a good one none the less.

Apparently she is eating like a horse so DH and I know the old Brie is showing through :o) Jane stated that they took her outside today and Brie motored right along. A sling was used to support her hind end but I think it did wonders for her spirit because she is still very confused as to why she cannot move around. Just hearing that filled my heart with joy!

I know this is a very, very TINY step forward BUT I am still prepared for things to go the other way as well. I've had enough experience over the years to know that all your eggs cannot go into one basket. DH and I are prepared for this to be a lengthy recovery. Jane wasn't sure if the doctor would still do the MRI on Monday if she continues to improve but we're just taking one day at a time for now.

My little girl is giving out lots of kisses, I only wish they were to me but at least I know she is happy and she is in good hands. Jane is going to call us tomorrow morning just to keep in touch and let us know how Brie is making out. They are just so wonderful over there.

Of course everyone who is thinking about Brie is wonderful because all of your positive energy is working a bit of magic and for that I am VERY grateful :o) Thank you. To all my US friends, Happy July 4th!


Lori-Ann said...

A ray of hope is always such a relief.

Your love shines through in your words, Cathey.

Always checking in to see if there's an update.

Stay strong.
Big Huggs my friend!!!

Lili said...

I'm sending a billion good thoughts for Brie, Cathey. With all my heart and faith.
Lots of comforting hugs,

Faith Ann said...

It's so nice to hear some encouraging news. It sounds like she is definitely in good hands.

Barb said...

That's good to hear that Brie is doing a little better. Hope she continues to mend and you can see her soon.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Michelle,

Wow. What a big fighting spirit
in such a little package!! Glad
to hear that Brie's improving.
Will continue to think good
thoughts for her and for you.

Take care.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Cathey,

Me again. I turned 50 in
May. I'm starting to have
senior moments. I'm so sorry
but I think I typed in the wrong
name at the top of my first post.
I'm so embarrassed. Please
pardon the lapse.


Rowyn said...

Wishing Brie a full and speedy recovery.

We had a miniature long-haired daschund when I was growing up (he lived for 16 years), they are such lovely intelligent dogs.

My fingers are crossed for her.

Daffycat said...

Oh, what good news! I am so happy to hear this, I could squeal! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more positive steps in the days ahead.

~V said...

I've been so worried!!! one small step for dog-kind!

Christine said...

That is wonderful news and I'll continue to send good thoughts to Brie!! Many (((hugs))) to you, too!

Sharon said...

How awesome Cathey-though I know you have to cautious- butthis is certainly something to be happy about! I sincerely hope it continues and your baby gets back home soon!{{{hugs}}}

Irene said...

Very good news to hear. I'll keep sending good thoughts her way. She sounds like a fighter who will be better before you know it.

Anonymous said...

Well done Brie! You go girl :o) Keeping everything crossed for you to keep things going in this direction so you can get home to your Mommy very soon. Sending you big kisses and waggy tails!

Iris said...

We'll keep sending those positive thoughts !!!

Jenn said...

Yeah!! Go Brie Go!!!! :)

I hope she dose nothing but, improve.

Mary Ann said...

I'm so happy that you have had a bit of good news!


Karen said...

thats great news little steps each day and hopefully she will be home with you both soon

Heather said...

Sending lots of prayers for Brie, she's a fighter and she'll be home soon.

stitcherw said...

I'm so glad to hear that she seems to be doing better. I've been behind in reading and just read where Brie was having all the trouble with her back. That would be so hard to try and figure out what to do. Our four footed babies are family. Sounds like you made the right choice and she's getting great care, but so stressful that she's so far away. You'll all be in my thoughts and prayers and hopefully she'll be back home with you soon.

~Tammy said...

I'm so glad to read this post. Little Brie is feeling a little better. If you have hope you have something.

Still praying along with sending thoughts and hugs!