Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pink, Pink, and More Pink

Guess what this is? Yep, it's Sugar's little pink belly. The inside of her ears are pink, her gums are pink, and anywhere you see skin, it's pink, too. She is so pink that I felt the need to take her to the vet today to recheck her liver values. And guess what? Yep, they are much, much better.

Back in September her ALKP was 2552 - today it was 568 (normal range 23-212). Her ALT back in September was 1966 and today it was 761 (normal range 10-100). Her Biliribin in September was 13.1 and today it was .5 (normal range 0.0-0.9). Obviously she still isn't in the normal range for ALKP or ALT but it is a HUGE improvement over the 2 1/2 months we've been dealing with this. As well, her Bilirubin is perfect. Her doctor said that is a huge improvement and means more about the liver than the ALKP and ALT although those numbers do signify some liver cell damage which I'm hoping will continue to heal itself.

Also, at the last visit on October 24th, she weighed 54 pounds. Today she weighed 58!! Yeppie!!

She is very energetic, is happy, is eating well, is peeing normally, and is doing everything else that she should be doing. I do believe we are out of the woods, thank God!

Remi and Lucy are happy to hear this as they are pretty tired of the "little one" always getting extra attention, extra food and extra treats! Oh well, I tell them, I'd do the same for them, too!

Whoo hoo . . . now to celebrate!!!! Pin It


christie said...

YIPPEE for Sugar! I'm so happy for you both!

greytblackdog said...

that is awesome! what great news. now go buy a goat head and let them all chew on it :)

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

That's great! I have heard the liver is an amazing organ that can heal itself. I am sure she will continue to improve. Glad the biliruben is down to normal. That's what turns them yellow and makes them feel sick.


Zan said...

Hurray for Sugar!! That's great news:-)!

Debbie (Emma's mom) said...

Great news, 'Sugar' baby!

KF-in-Georgia said...

Terrific news! Give that pretty pink belly a kiss for me.

Patti said...

Thanks everyone. I am just thrilled. Actually, tickled pink!!

Oh, and Heather, I have a goat head on order! NOT!!!!! :)

Addie said...

I'm a little late on the comment, but I have to tell you how happy this makes me. I'm so glad your little girl is pink and putting on a few pounds.