As of today, August 18th
Chancey is home from the hospital.
As we had mentioned last week, Chance was not doing very well due to the chronic kidney disease he has. His blood levels took a huge spike, which was ultimately causing him a loss of appetite, energy, nausea & weakness. He had stopped eating and had lost a considerable amount of weight. We rushed him down to the MSU hospital last week in hopes of one more miracle. While at MSU all last week, he was receiving IV hydration to flush his kidneys and a blood transfusion to help lower BUN and Creatinine levels. However, with all the best doctors and the best medications given, the values of his blood chemistries have continued to rise, sadly indicating that he has entered into the final stage of renal failure. Our hearts are breaking, knowing that our time with him is very limited.
We brought him home yesterday afternoon. And on our way home, we decided to try one more option, Holistic Medicine. We met with a great doctor who practices in Holistic veterinary medicine. She offered up some great advice and suggestions for us to try. She along with all the MSU doctors has agreed that Chance has a VERY STRONG WILL to SURVIVE. They all indicated that with levels like his, they are surprised to see that he was able to still walk thru the doors on his own, let alone have the energy he has in his condition and still play for hours on end with his favorite squeaky ball throughout the week and yesterday! He was ecstatic to see Bronco & Bear, and big Brother Keith last night….not to mention the happiness to be back in his own bed again J
We are still praying he has one more miracle left in him. He is truly a little angel, and we are so blessed to have him in our lives.
So, please keep those prayer chains going for our little man!
Mom, Dad, Bear, Bronco, Keith & Chris