Tuesday, February 9, 2010

He's home

We brought Luke home from the animal hospital this afternoon. His creatinine level was a little higher than normal, but not high enough to put him in danger. He will have one more blood test tomorrow as an outpatient. As long as that one is near the normal range, we should be home free.

He isn't himself right now. The past few days have obviously taken their toll on all of us. His collar was covered in a black tar substance when we picked him up. It took me a few minutes to realize it is the remnants of the activated charcoal they gave him on Sunday.

His collar and dog bed cover are in the washing machine. And he's getting some much needed rest in his favorite spot on the couch. Hopefully after the blood test tomorrow (if we can make it there... #snomg2), things will quickly get back to normal around here.

Andrew and I thank all of you for your prayers/good thoughts/crossed fingers and paws. And to those of you who donated to the Luke Recovery Fund, you are amazing. I'm taking down the donate button this evening, but all of the donations we have received in the past 24 hours are going towards the hefty bill for his hospitalization. We can't thank you enough. I am thinking about ways that I can express our thanks... so be on the lookout for that in the future.

Oh, and one more thing... Luke says "thank u" too...



Keep those fingers and paws crossed for good results following Luke's final blood work tomorrow!

22 comments:

pghrugbyangel said...

Yay, glad to hear he's back home & hopefully on the mend! AND that you got him home before snOMG2! I hope you can make the blood test tomorrow & that it's good news!

MelissaOK said...

So glad to hear.

Hillary said...

I am so glad that your boy is home safe. Fingers (and paws ... yeah, I went there) crossed that tomorrow's blood test is normal.

OX

Becky said...

I'm so happy to hear Luke is home. Fingers crossed on tomorrows blood test!

MsDarkstar said...

Good to hear that Luke seems to be on the mend. All the best wishes for a good blood test tomorrow!

Sarah said...

Thank goodness! So glad to hear it.

Julianne said...

I'm so happy to hear Luke is getting better and that you were able to bring him home today.

Steph said...

So glad to hear he's doing okay! Welcome home Lukie!

Katelin said...

aw so glad to hear he's doing better. i'll keep my fingers crossed he keeps getting healthy.

alyssa said...

So glad to hear :) Poor little (Big) man!

Meg said...

Awwwwwww, poor little Luke!!!! SOOOOO glad he's home!

Her said...

I'm so glad he's home! There is not a lot worse than worrying about sick pups.

Becky said...

Oh so glad he's home!

S said...

Yay! I've been praying for this positive update!

itsassimpleasthat said...

Happy all worked out! Enjoy his being home.

Best,

Hannah Katy

angelasw said...

I'm glad to hear he's doing well! Also, he has beautiful coloring :D

Mom 2 Many said...

Is he a Plott hound? The resemblence to my Roxy is amazing! Beautiful markings! Glad all turned out ok, and hope his next test comes back good!!

Marcy said...

Glad to hear Luke is doing better and resting at home. Nothing is better than a nap on the couch. Continue to get well Luke!

jamie said...

Poor pups. I'm so happy he is home now!

Mermanda said...

Mom 2 Many, he's a greyhound. He used to race at dog tracks all over the country. He's now happily retired and (obviously) getting in trouble at every chance he gets.

Erin W said...

Cutest picture ever!

instatick said...

Awww! He's so cute with the note! I'm still sending warm thoughts his way, as is the HuskyMutt!