Friday, August 08, 2008

I can't hear you!!

Sorry its been so long since I've written. Its been a crazy busy summer. Mom has been working so many overtime hours and weekends that she hardly wants to do anything when she's home. Its been made worse by the fact that we've had two more foster dogs through here in the time since we had the puppies. She's crazy, I know, but she loves us wires!
Anyway, just wanted to give you all an update about my ears. Mostly that they are still rotten. It's been a hard road lately and I've been seeing the vet a lot. I have been in constant pain and it makes mom cry sometimes. My last visit to the vet on Monday was better cause they really gave me loads of meds to make me feel better. I'm still not on top if it, but I'm certainly in less pain which is good cause I think if I could hear normally, I would hear mom and dad talking about sending me to the rainbow bridge. Sad, I know, but it's just that I've been in terrible pain 24/7and they can't seem to do anything for me...
Anyway, the bad thing that has come from my recent vet visit is that Mom and Dad collected my urine on Tuesday morning and took it to the vet to have me tested for diabetes. They are always complaining that I drink too much and pee too much---not that it is any of their business mind you. So mom finally got to talk to the Doctor today and he said that I don't have diabetes (yippee!!) but it I could be having general kidney failure or failure caused by my adrenal glands. Great. This sounds a lot like more tests to me. Anyway, the vet said that they can't do much while I'm on the steriods for my ears, but that they will test me for Cushing's Disease in a few weeks and do blood work to see if it's cushings or what is happening with my kidney's. Sigh.
This being sick stuff sucks, but I know it could be worse. Mom and I have been doing a lot of praying for our pal, Jackson too.
Sure hope all the rest of you are doin' okay!


Gus said...

Oh Mackie: We are so sad to read about your ears, and we will add you to the bark list in hopes that the Dr.s can find a way to help you. Muzzer had a deaf dog when she was growing up in St. Loulis. Baby ate some bad bulbs and went deaf when she was about two. But she lived a long time after that, and learned some tricks again with hand signals. We hate to think about your poor mom having to make such a hard decision, but we know how it hurts hoomans when we are not well and they cannot help us. Prayers for you and your family.


Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, Mackie! Things are not going well at your house! We're sending you lots of AireZen! We hope the vet can get things straightened out in a hurry so that you can start feeling better and not be in any pain!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lenny said...

Hang in their Mackie! We are pulling for you! Feel better!

Your friend, Lenny

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Mackie,
Don't be too alarmed about Cushings yet. Being on the steroids they keep putting you on is very hard on the adrenal glands & kidneys. You need to be off of those for quite a while, then let them redo your kidney tests. If you search the web, there are also some holistic things to take that will help boost your adrenal glands to help them get back to normal. The things are only taken short term too. Sure wish they would let you try the thyroid hormone, we think your ears would start to clear up some. We hope you feel better soon buddy. It's not fun to be in pain.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Murphey said...

Mackie, we are sending some good terrier vibes your way.

Lots of terrier love, Murph and Reilly

Sally and Rufus said...

For kidneys just do an ultrasound. Hope it is nothing much, you are too sweet to suffer. Smoochies

Joe Stains said...

We will be sending healing vibes to your poor ears :( that stinks :(

Jackson said...

Dear Mackie, so sorry to hear about your continued ear problems. But I'm glad that the new medication has improved things. I'm crossing my paws for you. J x

PS Have your vet check your ionized calcium levels (it's a simple blood test). I used to drink excessively and send lots of peemail and was tested for diabetes 3 times, which all came back clear. The Js were fobbed off for months! In the end I was diagnosed with Primary hyperparathyroidism which causes those symptoms. It's rare, which is why my local vet didn't pick up on it.

William Tell said...

We're sorry your ears are giving you so much trouble. Is surgery still an option? I'm hoping things will work out for you and you'll soon get some much needed relief from the pain.

William Tell

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

dear sweet mackie,

you are in my thoughts - and i am sending you lots of love and kisses. please feel better soon.


your gal,


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Happy Tails,
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