Once again it’s time for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and once again we are thankful for the many blessings in our lives. The challenging times continue here in our neck of the woods, especially for our dear Sister Sascha. Today, however, we are most thankful for the quality of care Sister Sascha is receiving while in the hospital.
Many of you have not only written about the importance of regular Vet visits, lots of you have also written about the importance of accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. Sister Sascha is under the care of Dr. Hogan, Diplomate ACVIM and Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine, and is at Upstate Veterinary Specialists. In 2011 Upstate Veterinary Specialists received the award of Specialty Hospital of the Year in North America from AAHA.
Now for the latest update. Sister Sascha is still in the hospital, a week now. There are still many unknowns at this point. She has a tooth problem which can’t be fixed due to the danger associated with her extremely low white cell count. An abscess would/could spread the bacteria in her system and she hasn’t the white blood cells to fight off the bad stuff. Her white cell count was up just a wee bit today which is better than declining. She has had a dangerously high fever, which subsides and then spikes again. She had fluid around her lungs but that seems to have resolved, at least for now.
On the good news side, her red blood cell count is back to normal. Her three bone marrow biopsies did not show any signs of leukemia, but there is still one outstanding test with results coming next week. There could be an autoimmune issue going on and all specialties have been weighing in but have yet been able to connect the dots to solve the mystery. Like the Dad said in an earlier update, we get good news follow by some not so good news.
So, there you have it. What are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, we’d really like that. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!