It has been a good 24 hours. Other than one bloody discharge from the nose, progress has been very steady. I suspect the bloody discharge was a product of some fairly heavy sneezing he did just prior to the discharge, rather than the signaling of a problem. The nose was full of lesions, and I imagine the sneezing dislodged some portion of a crusted/old lesion in the nasal cavity. The discharge was very small, and was over very quickly.
His spirits are returning to the dog we know and love. His eyes look just a bit better, and while he has several long periods of rest, which is somewhat uncommon, they are not populated with any kind of agitation or discomfort.
Last night he took a nice little turn toward the better, and that continues today, as well. Still not where he needs to be, but I feel we are firmly on the right path, and look forward to our visit with the homeopathic vet once this course of Prednisone is over.
Drinking water no longer causes him discomfort that we can see, and he is now well over 24 hours without face pawing.
It's a good day, a good report, and we are buoyed, for sure, by the recent progress.
Thank you, again, for all the prayers, well wishes, and incredible flood of terrific suggestions. There simply are no words to express our gratitude for the sheer outpouring of love and support. I have received a small flurry of new Facebook friend requests from folks who have heard Ty's story, and want to help, others who have come out of the woodwork to help. Friends of friends offering suggestions, services, and all manner of kindness and caring. Truly, truly, an amazing family of dog people. Ty is so very lucky, and we are so very humble. Thank you, thank you, thank you...Lynnzie, wherever you are, Ty sends kisses and love.
Ty just vomited up his stomach contents in a rather large pile. Poor baby. Need to add that to the list to talk to the vet about tomorrow when she calls. Could be the antibiotic?