Sunday, 26 September 2010

No big change

They are still treating Margot for the infection and so she can't get a lot of food intravenously. She is eating a little more but they are only increasing the quantity slowly and the food is all soft. Just this minute had a phone call from Margot saying she had fish for lunch - that sounds better. We are back to hoping she will be more stable now and can come home next week. The dogs are waiting.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Still no date for homecoming

A representative from the home hospital center and the local nurse are visiting tomorrow to see what has to be done to allow Margot to be treated at home. One day soon she might blog in person. An added complication to Margot's treatment is that she now has an infection around the chamber where the infusion is connected so intravenous feeding has been interrupted.

More news soon, Nick

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Friday optimistic

Looks like Friday was optimistic but hopefully Margot will be back early next week. It takes a while to organize the medical staff and the equipment she will need at home. I was with her today and she was more happy now that we have a schedule for coming home and in addition she is eating a little better.

Thanks for all your supportive messages.


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Maybe home on Friday

Margot is feeling slightly better but still having treatment and maybe coming  home on Friday after chemotherapy. She will need regular visits from a nurse or maybe home hospital treatment with a full time nurse.  I will try and give another update soon.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Getting better

Hi all, sorry for the slow update but today was the first day of real improvement for Margot and she is feeling a lot better. Now that her intestines have started to work a little she was allowed a small bowl of broth which was her first food by mouth in seven days. She is staying in under observation for the weekend and then we will see what's next.


p.s. Nala was also in 'hospital' for a day with the vet. She got a spike of grass embedded in her neck and she had to have a small operation to remove it. She, also, is feeling better.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Off-line again

Nick here reporting again.

Margot is back in hospital with an obstructed colon. She became very sick Thursday night / Friday. At the moment they are taking X-rays to work out the best treatment while infusing her with some product that might help clear it. More news when I know more.