Discharged today and a treatment plan in place…whew

Ryleigh was discharged today.  She is definitely in a full flare as scopes and tests have determined.  The disease is in various parts of her digestive system causing her pain, fatigue, and discomfort.  She is on a steroid again but it is different then the prednisone as it should not cause as many systemic side effects. This makes all of us very happy as the prednisone was brutal for side effects.  So, the plan is for her to try this new treatment and hope that her rebooted immune system will adjust better to the new meds and she will go easily into a remission.  We are looking forward to returning home tomorrow and get back to Chloe and the wonderful puppies of ours….I am sure Ryleigh will be cuddling plenty with our Remy!


I find it  odd how comfortable Ryleigh and I were with slipping into hospital mode again.  We have connected with a variety of staff and found it reassuring to see their kind and caring faces as we navigate yet another hospital stay. We figured out what needed to be done. And hopefully Ryleigh will be on her way back to be fun, energetic, and witty self.


Thanks for all the kind and caring comments — can get lonesome in the wee hours of the morning and I appreciate the support.  Yippee to coming home..get to work on report cards…much more fun than the hospital (all about perspective).

4 responses to “Discharged today and a treatment plan in place…whew”

  1. Glad to hear the Ryleigh has been discharges and you are coming home. An alternative to prednisone! Hooray! Hope that it works magic!

    Get in touch when you have time…I know that report cards are coming up!

    Take care,



  2. So happy for this quick, positive turn-a-round! Hugs to all and healing energy to Ryleigh!

  3. Relieved to hear that a plan was in place so quickly and continuing to pray for Ryleigh’s recovery! Strength for the day, Jo.

  4. Hey Team Ryleigh! we havent checked the blog in a while and are devastated to hear the news about Ryleigh, but so relieved to hear there is a plan in place. Always better when there is a plan. You guys are never far from our thoughts and positive vibes. Hope things are still going well for Ryleigh and that the waggy tails and sloppy kisses mixed with the new drugs are healing her.

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