"May your troubles be less,
Your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door"
Mommy is much better today and I just want to thank everybody for all the hugs and kisses you all sent to Mommy yesterday. It was just what she needed. She didn't cry at all today, and that is a good thing. Mommy was late getting home tonight, so she decided just to read a few blogs and she wasn't planning on doing a post but she always checks to see if there are any updates on Joanie and since there was one, here are her latest pictures and the update.
June 14, 2009 - Joanie's progress has been, and will continue to be extremely slow. Her body is unable to digest food properly. While she was on her own, starving, her body did the only thing it could do – it began digesting her own intestines and her pancreas in an effort to survive. The lining of her intestines and her pancreas are badly damaged because of this. The vets have determined it will take about a year for the lining of the intestine to repair itself. In the meantime, she is being given pancreatic enzymes to assist her in digesting and absorbing more of her food. We will post updates and pictures as frequently as we can while she continues to improve. Her activity level is getting better every day and hopefully, one day soon she'll start to look like a normal dog. Should anything major occur and we have anything new to report, we will surely let you all know. Thank you for all the prayers and good thoughts that have been sent her way!
Please keep Joanie in your prayers.