Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Seamus Report

Seamus and his beloved fan.

Thanks to everyone who has been asking how Seamus is doing.  Yesterday we got the recent blood test results and they aren't good.  He hasn't responded at all to the medication.  His liver enzyme is more elevated and now another enzyme is elevated, as is his chlosterol.  On Thursday, he is having a liver biopsy which will helpfully tell the vets what is going on.

Seamus is even more lethargic and bloated from the prednisone he has been on.  He wants to do less and less.  Fortunately he is a poodle and communicates pretty well.  When I pick up the go-to-the-park bag he sits down.  He knows he can't do it right now.  His exercise is mostly going around the block.  In a whole new turn of events, he is even using the back yard to do his business (he always preferred going for a walk).

I had expected these results, because he's just not been right and the last week seems to have gotten slower and slower.  But it still hit me like a ton of bricks.

Anyway, if you could remember Seamus in your prayers, I would be greatly appreciative.  He has brought so much joy to others, in our home, neighborhood and his therapy patients and we all want him to get well.  Thanks and hugs, Mickie


Sandra :) said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Mickie + Shayme}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Wonky Girl said...

Oh gosh, I get that ton of bricks feeling you have. Our Missy is on a supplement for her liver now. "Denamarin" and prednisone, the pred makes her jittery and also gives a voracious appetite. I will say prayers for your boy.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Oh Mickie - of course I'll pray, for all of you.