Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday, Guinness update

We took the boy back to the university hospital this morning. The veterinarian in charge of Guinness’ case came right out to meet with us. We discussed the plan for the day and his upcoming MRI. I am concerned about the anesthesia (for the MRI), particularly since he is medically fragile and we don’t know what’s wrong yet. They are using meds that I’m familiar with and he will have much of the same monitoring equipment that people have during surgery. I feel so much better knowing that.

This afternoon the vet called me to let me know that Guinness was ready to come home. As I mentioned yesterday, they wanted to take blood before and after an episode. The blood work came back and there was no significant difference between the two tests. His potassium level also came back much higher than it was yesterday, not normal, but much better. In addition, all of his infectious disease tests have also come back negative. We are still waiting on the report from the neuro specialist in New Zealand.

Guinness seemed very pleased to see us, and even more pleased to be home. He’s had some food, rested by the fire, and is now curled up under the covers on our bed. Hopefully he will have a relaxing weekend before going back to the hospital on Monday.

Thank you all for your kind words of support.


  1. Poor baby! I'm glad he's home relaxing away!

  2. Awww, glad he's happy to be home. Hope his week-end is calm and uneventful!

  3. Welcome home baby, so glad you are there.

  4. So nice he's home for the weekend, I'm really confident he's in great hands, much love and cuddles, Fran