Shayme in 2012
Seamus' results are in for the biopsy and the good news is that he does not have a second disease. The bad news is that a really aggressive approach to the disease has to be taken. Most of his meds are now doubled and we have to keep an eye on him to see if he develops jaundice or bloating.
Shayme is very weak at this point. The boy that never wanted to stop playing ball catches it twice and goes in the house to rest. Walks are brief with resting breaks along the way. The prednisone makes him hungry all the time. But I am holding on to what the vets are all saying: Treatable, not curable. If the meds can get this inflammation under control, Seamus could live a normal life with medication and monitoring.
Thanks to all of you who have kept Seamus (and me) in your prayers. We greatly appreciate all the love and support that has been sent our way.