Here is an update on Ka'ua...looks like our prayers are working!
We want to thank you again for all the good wishes, prayers and
you have sent for Ka'ua. It has been a great comfort to all of us.
Its been a long 12 days since Ka'ua's surgery, but she is progressing
Meant to let you know that the tumor is about the size of a golf ball
aorta, and is benign. However, it was so invasive that there were too
veins entwined and therefore inoperable. The "pericardial skirt" was
which made it easier for her heart to work.
We moved her to Petswell Pet Hospital (my sister's place) on Friday,
February 23rd. The next 5 days were a little tough on Ka'ua. She was
quite a bit of pain, and it seemed the healing process was slow. Being
trouper Ka'ua is, she has pushed through and began her "smile" before
week was over.
Ka'ua was down to 47.1 lbs the day she went into surgery, and lost an
additional 2 lbs after surgery. It took a few days before she would
attempt to eat anything, but the following Monday, Ka'ua began to eat a
little wet food. She has been on a blend of rice and wet food, and
ate a little kibble. Ka'ua weighed in today at 49.7 lbs. Yeah!!!
We are now able to walk out across the street to a beautiful patch of
and she loves the tickle on her paws. No walks around the beach park
(similar in length to the walk around Sparks Marina-2 miles), but it
walking out the kennel area to do her business (or the catheter). No
running, jumping or walking up and down stairs (including spins) for
4 to 6 weeks though.
However, Ka'ua is relishing that she gets to share Mom's futon to sleep
(even though her new fluffy bed is right next to it). Dad doesn't get
say much about it, he gets to sleep on the nice leather couch. Ka'ua
almost sleeping through the night, gets up once or twice needing to
positions (still needs a little help to move from right to left side).
As soon as Ka'ua is able to maneuver stairs we will be able to move
Kaneohe. Until then, Nakili (her kitty sister) is being well taken
(this means spoiled) by my niece, Lisa.
She is doing so much better, that I will be heading back to work
Ka'ua will get the run of the clinic with her Auntie Doc looking in and
checking her daily, as she waits for Mom and Dad to take care of her in
We won't know how long she will be with us, however, we know that she
much more comfortable since the surgery. Ka'ua has a much more relaxed
happier demeanor which she expresses in her face and walk.
For all of you heading to agility trials and jumping competitions,
sends her love, best wishes and have lots of fun!
We miss all of you, and continue to send you our heartfelt thanks and
Hugs to you and your kids (the two-legged and furry ones).
Aloha, Randy, Mary & Ka'ua
Sandra, Jim & MickeyD
First dog timed out in 2009!
2008 First Platinum Award Winner
MickeyD PB 24' 2"
2007 "Entertainer on the Dock"
My Mom won "Best Cheerleader 2007"
Peja "Winner of the May Photo Contest"
Jazzie 3 year old Labradoodle PB?
Please help rescue visit www.aaarf.petfinder.org
"Personally I've always felt the best doctor in the world is a veterinarian he can't ask his patients whats the matter he's just got to know"
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