Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thunder on Tuesday


 Not much has changed since we last posted.  I have gotten hungry - Mom says it is from my medicine.  But when I get near the food, I just don't want it.  Mom has been trying all the ideas from the vets and from all my friends.  I am really only interested in plain chicken and not too much, please and thank you.  I will also eat some peanut butter on toast and a little bit of yogurt, but please don't overdo it.



 My favorite thing right now is my water bowl.  Mom says she is tired of filling it so many times, but that same medicine makes me very thirsty.  I have been pretty good about getting outside on time to relieve myself, but I had a couple of accidents today.  I just couldn't wait long enough for Mom to get to the door. 



 I spend most of my time lying down like this.  You can see in these two photos that my tummy is a bit bloated - medicine again.   And just think, I have at least two weeks at this high dose, and maybe more.  I am going to look like a blimp pretty soon.



I do get up now and then and look at Mom with my pleading eyes - do something to make this go away, Mom.  Mom says you can see how skinny I am getting.  Sheesh, she has been wanting me to lose weight for a long time, and now she isn't happy.  I will turn this post over to Mom now.


The Momster here - just to bring you all up to speed.  Last week we saw one of the several vets at our clinic. We have seen her many times before and she is a very good doctor.  Our regular vet Dr. N was on vacation.  He is back now and I spoke with him on Monday.  He told me to start the antibiotics again because he wants to be sure we aren't missing anything by way of an infection or a tick-borne disease.  The tick thing was at least initially ruled out by the snap test that was done on Thursday.  Meanwhile we are scheduled to see the internal specialist on Thursday.  I couldn't believe how difficult it was to get a quick appointment.  We have three local specialty clinics and they were all booked.  Of course, if Thunder were to take a nose dive, he would be seen as an emergency.  But for now, although not eating much and still having very pale gums, he is holding his own.  He has me up three to four times a night for potty time, but I would rather he wake me than deal with an accident and then the monkey-see monkey-do behavior from Mr. Lightning.  So for now, we are in a holding pattern and going nuts waiting.  Once again, we thank you all for your good thoughts and crossed paws.

Woos - Thunder and Momster




53 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

It's the waiting that is so frustrating and the not knowing. We have all our paws crossed for lightening (which is making it very hard for us to walk :) .....sending lots of positive thoughts too

Sam said...

Oh no - we are behind on blogs and didn't realize he was sick. We are sending healing vibes his way!

Sam

Two French Bulldogs said...

Yikes, pale gums is a big concern. We are thinking of you and sending lots of good vibes
Benny & Lily

Sue said...

What dosage of pred is he on? Welcome to my world. It's been years since I had a good night's sleep.Between sick dogs and old dogs and very young dogs, I'm used to moonlight nights in the yard.

harrispen said...

Waiting to see specialists is a pain. You wish you could just walk right in and say, Please see my dog now!

Good luck. We will keep our paws crossed for your boy.

Millie & Walter

Sherri said...

Get well, Thunder! Momster - have you tried feeding him Cesar dog food? To many dogs, it's irresistible. As is Biljac dog food, which is made with liver. Good luck and saying prayers for you.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Thunder buddy we are so worried about you. PLEASE start and eat. You gotta keep your strength up to get better.

We know all about that Pred. Pill thingy... the Eat more Drink more PEE MORE pill. BUTT BUD you are only doing 2 of the 3. You gotta do ALL three.
Paws Crossed fur you.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Thunder buddy we are sending you an extra helping of healing purrs, we knows you are trying your best to do what your Mom wants. We hopes they can figure out why you are sick and fix it like yesterday.

Ginger Jasper said...

I am sorry to read this and to know sweet Thunder is not doing well. I can so understand as we go through very much similar with lots of drinking but for us its easier as Jasper uses a litter tray. The eating is a nightmare and we also try everything possible to tempt. I have sweet thunder in my thoughts and hope the meds help. Hugs GJ and Carol x

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Poor Thunder. It is so hard to watch our babies when they are ill. Hope you have good news on Thursday and the antibiotics have a good effect by then.
Lynne x

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We wish we could wave a magical wand and make TD all well again. But all we can do is cross all our paws. Hang in there!

rottrover said...

Oh Thunder! The waiting IS the hardest part. Our paws continue to be crossed for you!

-Bart, Rubya nd Otto

Stewey said...

Oh my - that waiting is the hardest part, for sure! We're waiting right along with you, Thunder! Sure hope your appetite comes back soon, pal!
Lots of cyber hugs,
Stewey and his mom

tpagrl said...

Thunder, I hate you are feeling so icky. Sending warm and fuzzy thoughts and prayers your way.

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry that Thunder still isn't eating like he should. We hope the specialist is able to figure out what is causing him to feel so sick. Dave, Zim and Camo (Ciara's half sisfur) from Manhattan go to the vets at K-State so we're wondering if the vets there could offer any ideas. We just want Thunder to be better soon! Sending lots of purrs!

PeeS: We had to giggle about monkey-see monkey-do Lightning!

Susie and Sidebite said...

Whew Thunder, sorry we were missing cause we would have crossed our paws for you a long time ago, you take it easy and keep doing the water thingy, don't get dehydrated!

The Mad Scots

The Army of Four said...

We were just getting caught up a little on blogs and saw your posts about Thunder! (Plus our Beaded Tail pals let us know.) I'm so sorry to hear he's having health problems! It sounds like you're getting all kinds of ideas on what to try to entice Thunder into eating. Did your vet give you any a/d to try for him? Or even canned kitten or puppy food? Just a couple strange ideas.
If by chance you get referred here to KSU, please let me know. I would be happy to give you a place to stay or do anything I can to help out. You and Thunder are in my prayers.
KZK

chicamom85 said...

Thunder, I am sending so much love that it is bursting out me. I hope you can feel it. I have paws crossed and Mommy is praying.

Loveys Sasha

houndstooth said...

Thunder, we are sending all our good thoughts your way! It's high time some of our blog friends started getting some good news for a change.

Bunny

Elyse and Riley said...

Yikes! I haven't been by in a while, but I could definitely tell in that last pic you posted of him that he has lost weight! Poor guy! Hope the internist can give you a clue as to what is going on. So scary not knowing and him not wanting to eat... :(

Elyse and Riley

KB Bear said...

Paws still crossed for you. Waiting is so very very hard... I am thinking of you, and I'm grateful that Thunder is holding his own and eating a little bit.

scotsmad said...

So frustrating! We know how you feel having to WAIT to find out what the problem is. Keep that chicken and PB coming. Our paws are crossed and our thoughts are with you!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

The Florida Furkids said...

Thunder, we're purring and wagging and praying for you. We wish we could do something to help you feel better.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

dw said...

Thinking of the Momster and Thunder. Hope things get turned around real soon....*hugs*

Karen and Riley

Amber DaWeenie said...

The waiting for a diagnosis has to be the hardest. And as a pet Mom, I'm sure you're thinking that while all this waiting is going on, the problem could be getting worse and worse. We're going to continue to say prayers for Thunder.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

We are hoping to hear some good news soon. Sending you Golden Healing Thoughts n Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Julia Williams said...

I am so very sorry you are going through this. Having a sick pet is just the worst feeling in the world. I recently thought I was going to lose my heart cat, Annabelle, and I was a wreck. I am sending you woofs, healing thoughts and prayers.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for updating us.
We still have our paws crossed for Thunder.
love
tweedles

Lorenza said...

Sending you lots of love and good vibes!
I hope you can get good results soon!
Thinking of you all...
Lorenza and mom

What Remains Now said...

Waiting with you and sending love. The "monkey see, monkey do" comment made me laugh.

The Websters said...

We are still praying that they'll find the cause very quickly. Hoping that you have an answer on Thursday and that it's a quick and easy as possible cure.

Lots of Love from up north in Shawnee,

Nora

jen said...

I've been thinking of Thunder and keeping him in my thoughts. Thank you for the update! Still crossing our paws for him!
It is so hard to get in to see specialists!

Prancer Pie said...

We're keeping our paws crossed and saying lots of purrayers for Thunder Dunder! Mommy says she'll say a purrayer for your Mommy because she knows how upsetting this must be. XOXO

Wyatt said...

Poor Thunder, we cross our paws for his return to good health. Thunder's symptoms almost sound like untreated diabetes..I'm no expert and I'm sure his blood tests would have shown that, I'm just thinking out loud.
Sending him some get well kisses,

Wyatt's Mom

Ruby said...

Oh Thunder. I've been keepin' you in my thoughts dude. I wish you could start eatin' just a little more for your MOms. I'm sendin' you some healin' vibes and some AireZens.
Ma did think it was funny that Lightning had to pee when you did! Then she looked at ME...??
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Jo's World said...

Just tomorrow and one sleep and you can see the Big Doc. I hope he has all the answers for you and us pals of TD's.

Love and hugs,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

GOOSE said...

Thunder I am sure this is not how your mom wanted you to lose weight. I am praying for you buddy. I am only uncrossing my paws of potty breaks and breakfast and dinner.
Blessings,
Goose

Cyber-sibes said...

Thunder, we are wooing our concern, mom says when her sick pups were not in the mood for food, she was able to get them to lap up some babyfood meats.... just a thought.
Keepng our paws crossed fur ya, buddy. Hope the v-e-t-s figure out what's ailing woo soon~

Jack & moo & Mama Pat

24 Paws of Love said...

We wish we had special words to help. Prays and ((HUGS)) to you and Thunder. Just know we are thinking about you.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Dear Thunder and Mom...we are also behind in reading and am very sorry to find out that you are not well. Prednisone can be a miracle drug yet has the opposite affect on our mama...she really does look like a blimp. It makes her VERY hungry and thirsty and a little high strung!! Please know that we have our paws crossed for you and hope you are feeling better!! xoxo Chloe, LadyBug and Mama

Molly The Wally said...

We are thinking of you and Thunder and we know the worry must be awful and no matter how much you try you can't help it. We have done the chicken and rice thing so many times we now know to just chuck all the rice on the floor and just eat the chicken to the annoyance of the peeps. Maybe a yoghurt and peanut butter smoothie kind of thing? We assume they checked Thunders' teeth. Anyway rambling here. Our paws are crossed real tight for tomorrow.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

We continue to send you tons of AireZen and lots of positive vibes, TD. Our paws remain crossed for you!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

Dear Thunder,
we are still thinking of you and we would like to say or do something to help you! But we can only wait with you and hope with all our hearts, that this thing will pass soon and you eat with pleasure again! Poor boy and poor Mom, you must wait and that is a very hard thing to do! We feel with you!
Love and strength to face this time
Arno

Bobby said...

Ah, My friend Thunder we do hope everything turns out well. Our hearts also go out to your mum she must be so worried. We can see how thin you look. Our paws are crossed for you big guy.
Licks Bobby & Pip

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Sending purrs each and every day that you are feeling better than the day before. Glad that you are feeling hungry and that the meds are helping. Listen to the mom what the mom and vet want you to do so you can get back to your ole self.

easyweimaraner said...

All my best wishes to you, Thunder. I will cross my paws and I hope you will feel better. Maybe you can try it with space food?

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Hope Thursday vet visit shines light on your cause Thunder..aw hugs, Savannah

sprinkles said...

My boys still have their paws crossed. The good thing is that at least he's eating a little bit.

FiveSibesMom said...

We are so thinking of you and praying for your healing, Thunder. Sending you lots of Husky and human love! Stay strong, beautiful boy! And here's some hugs for mom, too. xo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We've got all fingers, toes, and paws crossed here for good news for you! Even Wilbur!

Steve

Katie Isabella said...

Sweet ones, mom and I didn't know you until now and we wish he had. Mom and I are so sad about Thunder. My mom says she totally understands how you as Thunder's mom, feels. We have all been in the position of wishing to make our babies well. Prayers and love to you and Thunder.

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