Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tiger Boy comes home!

Dr Yeoh called up today and said that Tiger's creatinin level actually went up a little (from 8 to 9). Funny thing is that he checked in on Tiger last night and told Tiger that he'd better eat something or else he won't let him go home. Then, today he saw Tiger eating a little bit! Amazing.

Dr Yeoh said Tiger is probably not eating because he is in the hospital and that Tiger will probably eat better if he is at home. So he will discharge Tiger and we will do the fluid therapy at home. We were so very happy to hear the news - actually not great news in terms of recovery, but just having Tiger home is already a cause to celebrate. We were given two bags full of medicine and fluids and told to bring Tiger back in three days for a check-up. We were also shown how to do the fluid therapy. Essentially we have to set up an IV drip so one of us has to hold him still while the other pokes the IV needle into the back of his neck. Then we hold him in the same position for about 15 to 20 minutes while the fluids drip into his system to hydrate him.

When we got home, Tiger had a lot to say, probably complaining and scolding us for sending him to the hospital. But I think he was happy to be home, just as we are happy to have him back with us. Of course his treatment is ongoing and he is not really stable yet, so we will have to monitor him closely.


Doofus said...

So glad Tiger's home and here's wishing him a speedy recovery!

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