December 2001 - Pants would not fit over thighs, much less butt.
January 2003 - Pants fit over butt, but wouldn't button at all.
Currently - Pants button 3 out of 5 buttons.
I know this is not a particularly exciting post to anyone but myself, but I felt the need to boast. Thank you for reading ;)
The Sprout-dog is still feeling sick, but doesn't seem to be bleeding as much. Thank you again to everyone who has kept her in their thoughts!