Friday, December 19, 2014

A quick update

Hello! Thank you so much for all the kind and comforting words during my dog's illness. He's doing much better now. He got worse last week and I had to take him back to the vet, the same one I went to last week, because the others were unavailable. He asked me if I wouldn't mind staying with my dog while he performed more tests. Duh! Of course I wouldn't mind. Why didn't he just ask me that the first time? Anyway, I guess I have to apologize for going off on the doctor last week for being afraid of my baby. What was nice was that he refused to give up until he found a diagnosis. I got a little feisty with him because my dog kept getting worse. Sorry!

After many more tests and two days of intravenous medication, my dog was diagnosed with Addison's disease. How I understand it is that his kidneys don't secrete all the hormones they are supposed to or something like that. He responded well to the treatment and now he has to take medication for the rest of his life, but he's better. Yay! He has to go back in two weeks for his check-up and for more blood work to see if the medication actually helped and for further confirmation that he has Addison's disease.

I exhausted my editing fund, but at least I have my boy. Yay! Though, I'll still go ahead with my second round of rewrites and then more self-editing.

Thank you once again to all the wonderful people who wished me and my boy well. Please, have a wonderful Christmas.


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  1. That's wonderful news! Bummer he has to be on medication, but great he is responding so well.
    Have a Merry Christmas, Murees.

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    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

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  2. I'm so glad to hear you got a diagnosis and treatment, and that your little guy's responding well xx

    I tagged you on my blog today :-)

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    1. Thank you! I am so relieved that he no longer looks like he's dying. Thank you for the tag. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  3. Hi Murees,
    So happy your dog is feeling better. I never realized that dogs could get Addison's Disease. I knew a lady who had it, though.
    Now you'll have a Merry Christmas! So happy you can celebrate now.

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    1. Thank you Deanie! I hadn't heard of Addison's until the vet told me. Very naive of me. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. President Kennedy had Addison's Disease, so your dog is in important company.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you for cheering me up, Janie! Have Merry Christmas!

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  5. Your dog is lucky to have such a caring and loving owner, and I'm glad to hear that he's doing better.

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    1. Thank you! He's always there for me. Have a great Christmas!

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  6. I love my dogs and cats and I'd do whatever it took to get them well. So glad you persisted and your baby can have a quality of life. Now you can have a Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. Thank you. I'm happy that he responded to treatment and is once again giving me grey hair. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

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  7. Oh, I'm so sorry you and your dog had to go through that. It's a lot of stress, but it's great you have a diagnosis and meds that work!! Yay!!

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    1. Thank you. Yay, indeed. I am so relieved. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  8. Hi Murees - that's good your dog is still with you .. and now has a diagnosis, so can always be helped - now to enjoy the Christmas season .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  9. Your dog is more important. I'm so glad your dog is getting better. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cherie. Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

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  10. Glad to hear he's doing well and at least you know what you're dealing with. Have a great Christmas!

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    1. Thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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  11. Wishing you a very happy & Prosperous New Year.. Thanks for all the support! Keep writing! Keep lighting!… BEST PRAYERS FOR FUTURE!!

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    1. Thank you. May the New Year bring you plenty of happiness and success.

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  12. I'm so glad you were able to get a diagnosis and get your beautiful guy on the road to recovery. That had to be such a relief!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very Happy New Year. :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for you.

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  13. Happy New Year's Eve. Wishing you all the best.

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year! I hope 2015 will be a great year for you.

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