Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sam Day 7

Sam is doing much better today. He is eating very well and on all oral medications, including pain management. Since he presented to us a urinary catheter has been in place to control his urination. This was necessary due to the high doses of pain medication which made him very sedate. Monday night he was a little frisky and pulled it out. It has not been replaced in order to determine if he can control his urination, this is the last hurdle before he can go home. We do not expect Sam to regain the ability to walk while in the hospital. He will need weeks if not months of intense nursing care at home and physical therapy before this is possible, but I am sure that both Sam and his owners are anxious to have him home. He is stronger every day and everyone at Friendship is very pleased with his progress.

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