Sunday, November 08, 2009


For the past several months, we've mentioned from time to time that Dakota was diagnosed with Acute Renal Failure earlier this year. She had done quite well, maintaining the best blood levels and her weight. As little as six weeks ago, she was still good.

On Wednesday of last week. She seemed a bit out of sorts. We went to bed early, and in the wee hours, she fell off the bed. She took a bit to come out of the fall - concerning since she has a history of seizures as well - so I took her to her vets first thing Thursday morning.

A review of the blood work showed a dramatic increase in the blood levels that we were monitoring. She was started on IV fluid therapy, and has been in the hospital since Thursday morning. We were very hopeful that this would go a long way toward getting her back to the maintenance status we had enjoyed, and until earlier today, it looked like it would do so.

I heard from the emergency vet a little bit ago, that they had decreased her IV intake as a result of a concern about weight gain (about 2.6 pounds since Friday evening). Today's blood work showed an increase in certain blood levels, as well as an increase in the calcium level, something we had not seen prior to this. They have given her a light sedative, and have inserted a catheter to help us measure the input and output. She will go back to her vet tomorrow for further evaluation.

For now, we are trying very hard to keep a positive outlook, and hope and pray that we can have Dakota home with our family.

As we get more information, we'll share with you.

Dakota's Family,
The Mom, Momma Bev, Bandit, Sadie, Molly and Pedro the fish


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

All of woo are in our thoughts!

Paws khrossed and lots of SibeVibes being sent from Pawsylvania to Merryland -

Power of the Paw!


The OP Pack said...

You know that we are all wooing our best sibe vibes for Dakota. Mom is saying some special prayers for her too. We hope this is a better week for all of you.

Hugs, the OP Pack

The Army of Four said...

You're in our thoughts and prayers, Dakota! So is the Mom.
Play bows,

Tanuki Maxx said...

Paws crossed here!
Stay pawsitive!


Ginger Jasper said...

I came over from my pal Khyra's to say I am sending you some of my loudest purrs.. Please get well dakota and back to your family.. They are missing you... Purrrrrs.. GJ x

Mochi and Mommy said...

I'm crossing my paws and sending Sibe Vibes for Dakota.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Khyra sent us over. We are crossing all of if of our paws for Dakota.

The Thundering Herd said...

Lots of Sibe Vibes coming from The Herd. We continue to wish the best for Dakota.

Gus said...

Terrier Vibes coming from Mayemphis via Khyra's blog

gussie n teka

KB said...

We're thinking of you out here in Colorado. Paws are crossed.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Khyra sent us here...we are sending tons of pawsitive thoughts to Dakota...the power of the paw is strong indeed!!!!

We'll be thinking of you and praying for you!

Healing barks,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stan from Western PA

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We came over from Khyra's. We will be sending the power of the paw to you. Hurry and get better so you can go home!
The Texas Sundogs

Alasandra said...

We are friends of Khyra, we are purring for Dakota and hopes she is able to stay with her family for many more happy years. ~S,S,C & F

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are sending postive healing energy Dakota's way. Be strong and BELIEVE that all will be fine. Your family is in our thoughts.

The Meezers said...

we are purrring very hard for Dakota.

Cyber-sibes said...

We're still wooing fur woo, Dakota, and our beans send hugs to your beans.

a-ros & woos,
jack n' tori

Keisha said...

Hugs for u. Please get better soon.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Dakota you are in our thought and prayers. Hopefully you will be back to your old self in no time. Big Heeler vibes are going out to you..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi we heard about your sad news over at Khyra's blog and wanted to let you know that we are purring and praying for Dakota to get well soon - sending lots of healing vibes your way!

Ruby and Penny said...

We are sending lots of doxie healing rayz your way.
Love Ruby & Penny

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We heard about you Khyra's blog. We will pray and purr for you.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

I am a friend of Khyra and I came to tell you that we are sending positive thoughts and prayers for Dakota.
Our paws are crossed.

Snowie Baby said...

i'll keep my paws crossed for dakota. my family will keep u in our prayers and thoughts.

get well soon!

love, snowie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope Dakota will be doing better soon.


Hi Dakota..
Came over from Khyra's.. please get better. My paws are crossed here for you.

Stella said...

I came from the OP Pack and send your Dakota very best wishes and prayers for good health.


Dennis the Vizsla said...

We're purring and tail-wagging for you here!

Piappies World said...

Hi Dakota,

We found through through Phantom and Thunder. We keep all our paws crossed that you get well really soon. Mommy will also include you in her prayers. Take care please! =)

- Princess, Fudgie, Scrappy, Bullet, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar

pam said...

We are praying hard for you and sending loving great good wishes right this second.

Bobo and Meja and Mommy

The Brat Pack said...

Just thinking of you guys.... {{{hugs}}}

Maryann & The Brat Pack

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