Monday, October 15, 2012

Hey all..

Hey guys, how are you all doing? It’s been a while, I know. *hangs head*


I went to see Dr. Bone today. He’s an orthopedic surgeon. Yup. ;o)


After the last thyroid test, my vet suggested we go see a neurologist. She thought my problem was maybe neurological or muscle related issue. So we went to see a neurologist last month. He was really nice. And I behaved very well while he poked and pulled and twisted and manipulated my limbs.

He said there was some peripheral neuropathy. But he thinks the problem is more orthopedic than neurological. He recommended physical therapy and an appointment with another orthopedic specialist. ( Not the one who did the surgeries, nope. )

He didn’t think it was DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) but we opted for the test, just to make sure.

The result was back 2 weeks later. I have no DM. *relieved sigh*

So, I saw Dr. Bone today. Actually he was one of two surgeons we saw before the TPLO surgery. I wonder if things would’ve been different If we picked him last year…

Our options are; We can go for surgeries to fuse joint on all 3 legs. And maybe another surgery on the same knee. It’s gonna take about a year to do them all. Prognosis not definitive.

Or we can go for physical therapy.

I prefer the latter.



Friday, April 27, 2012

The big 10!

I hit the big 10 today. The big 10!

Yes, today is my 10th Gotcha day anniversary. 10 years ago today I saw mom and dad and decided to adopt them. They still can’t believe their luck. BOL BOL

*sniff sniff*...what’s this??100_6247

Holy hotdog! A cake!100_6250 

Barkday cake & cookies from Da Cookie Fairy! OMD!100_6258

Barkday cookies is for Pebbles. (hers was February)100_6269 

*lick lick lick*100_6263

Reading the cards from da Cookie Fairy….. so sweet!100_6291

And then we got a pizza. Pizza!!! Pizza!!! 100_6307

All my favorite toppings!100_6308

nom nom nom nom nom….

eating barkday cake and cookies and pizza…

Time for Barkday roll!!!!!     or is it Barkday twist?

barkday twist??

Laser therapy on Monday. Wish me luck. ;o)



Have a grrrrreat weekend!  Get some treats from da Cookie Fairy! *woof woof*

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Nah…I don’t think so…

I went for another checkup the other day. (so many checkups I lost count..) My surgeon wants to try another lateral suture. Another??? You must be kidding.
I still walk funny and there’s something wrong with my ankles. He thinks it’s congenital defect or something. Osteochondrosis? Probably got worse due to my coccidioidomycosis aka valley fever.. Anyways he wants to do another lateral suture on my knee… Well, since he botched it in the first place I understand he’s trying to do everything he can but… another??  It’s unlikely I can run again like before, he said. Out of the question. And he even said there’s no guarantee this one would improve my condition. so… should I let him?
Mom & dad just doesn’t want me to go through that again. And neither do I. Nope. I’d rather eat poop. No way.
Mom’s thinking about laser therapy. My vet just started doing it so we might give it a try.
On the brighter side, my last titer showed my level went down. I am off fluconazole! Woohoooo! I’ve been taking the medication for a year! We’ll do another titer next month to see if it stays down, the vet said. Hope it stays down… *paws crossed*
It’s getting hot here already... Stay cool everybody!