Monday, September 28, 2009

Help!!! I'm Going Bald!

Boy, the last few days have brought major hair loss for me. The left side of my nose and the top of my head where the radiation treatments were are getting pretty sparse. Otherwise, I'm doing well and still have a few more miles on me.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Whoa, Baby! Life Is Good Again!

Hi folks! It's been a month since I returned from my radiation treatment at Colorado State University. Definitely a hard month for sure! But I am finally getting stable, off most of the meds and eating dog food again. Bet my pet parents never thought I'd do that! I have more energy and just feel a whole lot better. I get to go to work every day with my pet parents and rather enjoy all the attention I'm getting.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Every Day Is A Roller Coaster

My nasal tumor is shrinking and I'm doing really well in that aspect, but my kidneys and GI tract are really acting up. Besides taking a whole bunch of medications, I now am getting subcutaneous fluids daily at home from my pet parents - OUCH! They prescribed an appetite stimulant and it seems to be working, but I'll be the first one to admit that I was spoiled rotten in Colorado and just don't want to eat most things. My pet mommy has been making me top sirloin, as the lean hamburger and fresh grilled chicken no longer interest me. I'm getting my pills on a cheerio with a dab of peanut butter; my pet parents think they're tricking me. Some days, or parts of days, I am tired and just want to rest, but others, I am peppy and feeling okay. My friend King came over to visit me today at the office; here's a picture of him. Not much else going on; I'm just trying to stay out of the hospital and get well.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Finally A Diagnosis!

Well folks, it hasn't been much fun since I returned from Colorado. I got out of the hospital last Sunday and it's been up and down. Yesterday they performed an abdominal ultrasound and diagnosed me with IBD, which explains why I've been having all those GI issues. I'm hoping my new medicine keeps it at bay and that I can finally get down to the business of living! I'm getting pretty finicky with my food and driving my pet parents a bit crazy.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

In the Hospital Now

Nobody told me things would be this hard! I've had five visits to the vets in just 9 days, and yesterday my pet parents decided to hospitalize me to see if I can be stabilized. They don't know what's going wrong yet, and everyone is hoping that it is not serious. I'm getting calcium injections and fluids, and next would be an abdominal ultrasound. My family came to visit me today, and I'm doing a bit better

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Just Taking It Easy

Life has definitely been a challenge for the past few weeks. I came back from Colorado with a raging eyelid infection, and my appetite isn't nearly what it used to be. Two vet visits, more blood tests and several new medications....oh boy! I wish they'd quit poking me and cramming pills down my throat! My pet mommy used to call me a chowhound cause I used to eat all day long. Maybe the radiation changed my taste buds, but food isn't real appealing now. I don't seem to have much pep, and walks aren't exciting anymore. Mostly, I just lay around and am content to know my pet parents are with me. The air is pretty bad from the fires burning nearby, and the temperatures are triple digit. I go everywhere with them now, which sort of limits their social life, but they assure me I'm worth it!