Here’s a quick update for all those who have asked. Hara is doing much better. Here’s a shot my wife took of her on their trip to the vet yesterday:
Her bruising is almost entirely healed up. Her red blood cell levels are on the rise and, best news yet, the vet said we may actually be able to get her off the Prednisone entirely at some point. We’ll have her platelet count back today but the vet is pretty convinced that we’ll have good news there, as well. She’s simply doing too well for it not to be better.
So, we appear to be on the mend. The Prednisone makes her pee a lot more so we’re having to get up with her at 2:30 a.m. to let her out but that’s a small price to pay.
Meanwhile, Kona the Blind Dog seems to have her insulin levels up to where they need to be. Her increased energy level is a double-edged sword because she’s now roaming the house a lot more, bouncing from wall to chair to table leg like a pinball. Still has a Happy Tail, though, so, as usual, she’s an inspriration.
UPDATE: We just got further news: Hara’s platelet count is back to normal. This is HUGE news. She’s still on the Prednisone until her white blood cell count comes back down but having her platelets back up means the treatment is working. Major relief to me and Anne, for sure.