I just received this letter from Carina’s caregiver….
Sorry that I haven’t sent an update for a few days. Was handling the preparation for the fair and functioning on 2 hr. sleep a night.
In my opinion Carina is doing better. She had a check up on Friday, and clinically I am told she is about the same. Her skin is about 40% better after the baths and getting the scabs pulled off a little bit at a time. She still has the UPI (upper respiratory infection) but it hasn’t turned into bronchitis or pneumonia, so we are hoping it will hold up. We did discover a hernia on her belly, but that is nothing we will worry about now. Her eye ulcers are improving a lot, and we are pretty sure we won’t have to remove the eye at this point.
I have been cooking her a balance fresh food diet and she is now eating very well 3-4 meals a day. She actually looks forward to it now where before she didn’t look at the dog food that much. I know the cooked food will help her build her immune system faster. It is the same food my own dogs get.
Today after I bathed her, which is the most painful part of this process, she was in her bed and I was getting her e-collar ready (I have to tape gauze all the was around the neck so the plastic doesn’t hurt her sores) I actually saw her trying to pick up the nylabone I had for her. Due to the paralysis on her face it make it difficult for her to pick up things, but I was so encourage that she tried to do that.
I think she is much more alert. I have been weaning her off the pain meds and bought some VERY expensive powder some one told me about that helps heal faster, I started that today, so we will see how that goes.
Since I can’t hold her because she hurts every where and movement makes her skin bleed, I just sit next to her and talk to her. As I always do to my sick babies I sing to them ‘you are my Sunshine’ on Saturday night, I was cleaning her area and started signing it to her, she started wagging her body and wanting to get to me and gave me tons of kisses!!! I cried with joy.
My gut feeling tells me she will make it, though the Drs. told me she is not out of the woods. I rather listen to my gut feelings
Continue to pray for her PLEASE!!……………Tina