Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thanks guys!

Just want to say thank you to everyone for sending such nice emails to my blog and to mommy about my ears.

Mom has been doing a lot of reading about special allergy diets for me and has a call into my doctor about it. She is also going to talk to him about putting me on long term steriods- won't I be the big beefy dude then! heheheh!

Mom has already had me tested for low-tyroid, but it came back normal. Well, on the low side, but not low enough for medication according to the docs. Anyway, this really surprised mom cause she was sure I was a thyroid dog- whatever THAT is suppsed to mean.

Mom and dad are leaving on Saturday to go to San Diego for a week and me and Ollie are going to be staying with grandma and grandpa. Mom said something like I should enjoy it, cause I may not get to go back to grandma and grandpa's for awhile. Mom seems to think she needs to have complete control over my diet for awhile to try to get my allergies in check and she says she thinks I eat all kinds of stuff at the grandparents. It's not true, I say! I pleaded and pleaded, but mom says unless the doc has something really good up his sleeve, things might be changing for me for a few months. Now how is that fair? mom and dad go to California and I at the edm I don't get to go to grandpa's? Geez.

Finnegan is going to go to doggy camp while mom and dad are gone and he's looking forward to it. He always has so much fun there and we like it too cause he comes home so tired he sleeps all the time! Yes sir-ee---a tired Finney is a good Finney!

Anyway guys, thanks again for the nice emails. Mom says she is going to get to the bottom of this ear thing if it's the last thing she does!

Monday, August 25, 2008

So much for that...

Well, in my last post, I told you all that I was feeling a lot better, but I also mentioned that mom was wondering how I would do off my medication. We now have the answer and it's not so good. Three days off my medication and my ears are a mess again. Wish I could just stay on the stuff, but prednisone can cause liver damage, so that's no good and we all know the doc won't leave you on anti-biotics for too long. Mom has put the drops back in my ears to try to help, but that makes it even longer until I can get my next round of tests for Cushings or kidney problems. Oh well, I can't have my ears hurting like that again.
I kinda feel sorry for mom cause she is at wits end for what to do for me long term. She feels so good about it when I get a week or two worth of relief from pain, but then, when it comes bad she is as sad about it as I am.
Mom said we are going to try a grain free food and that I maight have to go on a really strict diet (which means I can't got to grandma and grandpa's either cause they sneak me stuff!) Bummer and sigh....

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's a good day in the neighborhood!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to say thank you to you all for the prayers and well must have worked cause I'm feeling so much better these days! I've only been off of my medication for a few days now and I am getting itchy and stuff, but my ears don't seem to hurt me and I pray they never get back to hurting me like that.
By the way, other great news- William Tell gave me the "Best Blogging Friend" award! Yippee!! Now that it pawsome!! I'm feeling better AND I get this great award!

Seems I should pass this award on to some more friends, but there are some rules applied:
1. Only five friends allowed.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
Okay, so that means I'll pas it on to my best buddies:
Butchy and Snickers, Lenny, Jackson in England, Agatha and Archie, and the Barkalotboyz. How fun! Thanks William Tell! And thanks to everyone for the prayers again!

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!