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Wonderful Wednesday: Lulu Update

16 Jan

We went back to visit the nice lady Veterinary specialist and she said that I am doing a lot better. She says that I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease* (IBD) of the upper and lower GI tract and Pancreatitis. Mom has been giving me B12 shots once a week for the last 6 weeks (I am not very happy about that) but they are now going to start to be once a month. They are decreasing my prednisone little by little, though I am going to be taking this for a long time. At my checkup appointment, I hid under the chair that Mom was sitting in so that the Dr would not see me (if I can’t see them, they can’t see me – right?).

Going to the Vet makes me scared and excited. I don’t like it very much. Thankfully, if I keep improving, I won’t have to go to often.

This prednisone stuff makes me super hungry. Mom finds me begging and scavenging for food, which I never did before. That was always Sofie and Charles’ deal. I have put back on some weight, which doesn’t bother me, but Mom is afraid the Dr is going to yell. And, I drink water all the time. All 3 dogs bowls and Charles’ little bowl are empty constantly. Mom is feeding me this expensive Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein (wet and dry), which the Dr says is the best for me, with an occasional hypoallergic dog treat. So far, it seems to be working.

I guess that is all for now. I am happy to be feeling better. Thank you all for the healing energy.

– Louise

*Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a condition that results when cells involved in inflammation and immune response infiltrate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This makes the wall of the GI tract thick and interferes with the bowels ability to move and absorb food. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association defines IBD as an inflammatory infiltration for which no specific cause can be found. This means they try to stop the inflammation and relieve the problem without ever really knowing why it happens. Approximately 50-70% of affected dogs have good long-term outcomes from initial treatment. IBD is not curable and flare-ups can happen throughout the dog’s life. (This is just for your information. I am not a vet or any kind of doctor. I am just a DogMom.)

 

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10 responses to “Wonderful Wednesday: Lulu Update

  1. easyweimaraner

    January 16, 2019 at 02:55

    we are glad that you got good news… and we totally agree… da vet IS SUPER SCARY!!!!

     
    • dogdaz

      January 16, 2019 at 08:13

      Yes we saw you visited this week too. I had to go all alone. You were smart to go in a pair.

       
  2. Cathy Fox

    January 16, 2019 at 08:45

    And a very good DogMom you are. I am happy she still improves. Give her a hug for me.

     
    • dogdaz

      January 16, 2019 at 10:59

      Thanks

       
  3. Anarette

    January 16, 2019 at 11:01

    Happy to hear the special food helps!

     
    • dogdaz

      January 16, 2019 at 11:06

      Thank you

       
  4. Animalcouriers

    January 16, 2019 at 15:59

    Sounding like you’re on the mending path! Keep at it dear girl 👍🏻

     
    • dogdaz

      January 16, 2019 at 19:14

      Thank you. Will do.

       
  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 17, 2019 at 16:05

    So glad you’re moving in the right direction, Lu. Under the chair is always the best place to be at the vet. They will never find you there….

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

     
    • dogdaz

      January 17, 2019 at 20:16

      Thanks, Cuppy. That’s what I figured

       
 
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