POOR INDY

Today, November 29th, 2010, it has rained most of the day. Indy cannot get her bandage wet, so that is quite a challenge.
June made her a really good rain jacket! The problem is, Indy hates it! She just does not understand why she is having this thing put on her. It is just something else strange and scary to her.
It is now 11:25pm and we are hoping for a rain break. I know she has to go potty!
Tomorrow the rain is going to be worse!! Another reason to look forward to Wednesday.
We also go back to UGA Wednesday and so hoping the removal of the external fixator will began.
I will update then!!

THANKSGIVING DAY 2010

Indy is doing really well. Not much to update. This is good!! She is continuing to eat well and she is walking really well on her leg. Her tummy is also doing great now that she is on the probiotics.
We did a new design on her blog today..as you can tell! The first thought was to do a Christmas theme, but we decided it will not be Christmas here until her external fixator is gone!! 
Here is Indy enjoying a bone!! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

NOVEMBER 22, 2010

Sorry it has taken me so long to update! Indy went back to UGA on Wednesday November 17, 2010.
She got a bandage change and everything looked really good! We are hoping on her next visit, they will be able to start the removal of her external fixature. This will be done in stages.
She is continuing to walk really well on her leg and she is getting so playful! Her tummy is MUCH better now she is on the probiotics. I have found a food she likes. She is eating BilJac for now and doing really well on that. (Thanks to Carla's suggestion!)
She also LOVES to chew bones!
We are schedule to return to UGA on Wednesday December 1, 2010.
Here are  some photos of Indy at UGA and one right after we returned home.


INDY IN THE NEWS!!

I almost forgot!! Indy is in the news!! Please go over and check out her story.
Thank you so much to Jan Buckley at the examiner.com for telling Indy's story.
INDY IN THE NEWS 

NOVEMBER 15, 2010

Indy is doing really well. She is walking good and seems to feel good. She has gotten very playful!
She is eating good as long as you feed her stuff she REALLY likes. She has gotten spoiled in that area.
We have rain day and it is expected tomorrow also. Indy will miss her walks if it is raining. We were able to get one in this morning before I left for work.
June has made Indy a raincoat!! She got a red plastic table cloth and cut it to fit. We did not have to try it out this morning, but I am sure we will this afternoon.
Indy will be returning to UGA on Wed. this week for a bandage change. I hope to learn then when the removal of the external fixator can began. It has been 6 weeks today since her surgery.
I will post an update regarding her UGA appt. Please keep spreading the word about Indy. She still needs a lot of help with her medical bills. Each trip back to UGA adds another bill. Thank you to all that have donated and everyone for caring about Indy.
 

INDY ON THE MOVE!!!

Today, November 11, 2010, Indy had a great day! She had the best and biggest poop! Thank you again to Winder Corners for your help with this.
She is feeling really good. Indy was very playful tonight and even chewed on a bone! She is also walking well on her leg.
I shot this little video yesterday on our walk.
Please continue to pray for Indy and send good thoughts and energy! It is working!!
video

NOVEMBER 10, 2010

I have a few things to cover! It has been a few days since I have had a chance to update.
Friday morning, Nov. 5th Indy finally pooped, but you could tell it was hard for her to. Plus, you could tell her poop was very hard. Poor girl was constipated AGAIN!
Monday rolled around and she had not pooped again. She was not drinking very much water either. She was still eating her favorite food..chicken and rice. She has been also getting pumpkin, kefir and some satin balls mixed in.
I called Dr. Torres and he suggested I get her some IV fluid and discontinue her tramadol. Rather than drive all the way to UGA, I called my personal vet and they agreed to help us out! It is so much easier to take her to Winder Corners than to drive all the way to UGA. All of the vets and staff at Winder Corners are awesome. I had taken the day off, so off we went to Winder Corners.
I got her some IV fluids, stool softner, and we are starting her on heavy probiotics. All of the antibiotics are destroying her natural flora in her intestines. Once back home, we would wait and watch for the big poop! 
She also got a CBC done. We have to keep a watch on her blood due to the type of antibiotic she has to take.
Dr. Samples called me yesterday and the results of the CBC looked great!
She ate well that night and by late morning on Nov. 9th, she had a big poop! She felt so much better.
This morning she also ate some regular dog food mixed in with her chicken and rice. 
She did not poop this morning yet, but I am hoping it will come later and she can get back on a healthy schedule.
Her mental state is also improving. She is able to be out of her crate more and she is MUCH brighter!
She still hates the vet's office and tries to crawl under things, but who can blame her!
She is becoming very playful at times. She is also walking GREAT on her leg.
Here are a couple of new photos of her. One is outside hoping for poop and the other was last night. She was watching me eat and wanting a bite of what I had!


WORRIED AGAIN

Today, November 4, 2010, Indy has not ate anything since Tuesday night. She also has not pooped since Tuesday morning. I have tried everything from cooked chicken to more satin balls and have not had any luck.
I am hoping she is just constipated again and things will move on out. I have to say, I would be very relieved to come home today and find poop everywhere!
If she has not ate or pooped by tomorrow, I will have to call her Dr. back. She is loosing wait.
I am SO frustrated for her!!!!!!!!!!! Bless her heart! Seems it is always something. 

UGA VISIT 11/01/10

We are ALL back home from UGA. After a good scare and xrays, Indy's broken femur showed good healing. The external fixator looked good also.
The sores under her front leg appears to be some type of hot spot and could be some form of staph. It is not known if it is the same as what was in her bone. I have meds for that now and hope to see improvement in one week. If not, or if it continues to spread, I am to call her doctor back and we will go back in for further eval.
Her meds were changed today also. It is thought that the Clavamox is causing her to feel SO bad and not want to eat. We are going back to the Chloramphenicol 1000 mg every eight hours. I guess that means I will be setting the alarm around 1:00am again. It is just fine as long as she feels better.
She also was found to have movement in her knee joint. I cannot tell you the medical terms that were used, but it is some kind of ligament issue. It is believed this will improve once her femur is healed and she can gain her muscle tone back. If not, at a much later date, this could require some surgery. Let is hope NOT!
She also received another bandage change. No wonder she was not walking well. The bandage she had was to far down in the knee and rubbing. She now has a raw/blistered area on her knee. Another open wound I will worry myself sick over. I hope this just heals on it's own.
We are not scheduled to return to UGA for two weeks unless this get worse. I hope things only improve.
I was not able get photos of her today. Only one of her waiting. She was taken back and given mild sedation for the xrays. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and hope all continues to improve.

TROUBLES

Today, November 1st, 2010, Indy is not doing well. It appears her MRSA has spread. She now has sores under her right front leg at her body. I will be bringing her back to UGA today.
I am also having problems getting her to eat anything. She is still walking on her leg some, but it does not appear to be as well as she was walking.
Please continue to keep Indy in your thoughts and prayers. I will post an update after she sees the doctor today.