Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sam Day 4

Considering everything he has been through Sam is doing well today. He is still on a constant rate of intravenous pain medications to help keep him comfortable and broad spectrum antibiotics. We are now dealing with the secondary effects of a 100 pound dog not moving around very much and eating very little. From his extensive wounds and non-existent caloric intake he has developed low protein in his blood which is causing swelling of his limbs. We have him on medications to help counter-act this and are starting physical therapy to increase movement in his limbs. He remains unable to bear weight but his motor function has been improving daily which is a positive sign.

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