Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sam Day 5

Sam seemed less painful today so we have started to decrease his constant rate infusion of pain medication. This is an important step because often dogs will not eat while on such large amounts of pain medication. It then becomes a delicate balancing act between keeping him comfortable enticing him to eat. He is not yet able to bear weight, but again we hope that once his pain medication is decreased he will start trying to stand. He seems to enjoy his bed which is in the middle of our treatment area. With all the excitement that is always going on at Friendship there is plenty of mental stimulation for him which is another stimulus to get up and move around. I feel in today's picture compared to yesterday's he is much brighter which is a good sign.