Thursday, June 20, 2013

Update on TD



It isn't much of an update. We are in a waiting pattern.  Physical exam shows nothing obviously wrong with me except for some tacky gums, indicating a bit of dehydration.  Temp is normal, teeth are good, tummy feels normal, heart rate is good, heart and lungs sound good.



 Mom has been trying to get me to lose weight for a long time.  Finally I had lost about five pounds from late March to the first week of June.  But since then I have lost another 4.5 pounds, and 1.2 of those were since Monday.  The vet isn't too concerned since I haven't really been eating much, but it is still something to consider.

I got stuck with the needle three times.  One time on my left shoulder side to draw some blood for a full blood panel.  Another one on the right side to give me some Cerenia for possible nausea.  And one more with a BIG needle on the top to give me some sub-q fluids.  You might be able to see the big bump in this picture where all that fluid is sitting.



The vet does not think the food is part of the issue at all. She is hoping it is just a touch of pancreatitis even though I am not exhibiting classic symptoms.  For now I am going to get some chicken and rice or  boiled hamburg and rice to see if I will eat it. And if I do, then gradually Mom is going to try to slip in a bit of my kibble.  Right now I just walk away from about four different kinds of new kibble.

The blood results should be back tomorrow.  So we are all hoping for me to start eating and for the report to show nothing significantly wrong.


This is what I have been doing all day until I had to go to the vet.  Now it is time for me to rest again.  But before I do, I want to thank you all for the good thoughts you left me.

Woos - Thunder

49 comments:

Mitch and Molly said...

We continue to send you lots of positive thoughts and AireZen, TD!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

sprinkles said...

^Yeah, what Mitch and Molly said.

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

Oh Poor TD! Somehow we missed the earlier post and are sorry about that. Needless to say, we are crossing every paw in the house plus the hooves in the fields that our buddy feels a lot better soonest. Please keep us posted.

Woofs, Purrs, Neighs and Hugs
All of us at The Poupounette

NanaNor's said...

Hi friends, Thunder I am so sorry you have not been feeling well; this is not good at all. When I first read this, I wondered if your teeth are bothering you but it doesn't sound like that at all. I'll be sending tons of positive thoughts your way as well as lots and lots of prayers-buddy, try to eat o.k.
Wags, Noreen & Hunter

Maggie Mae and Max said...

OoH Thunder!!

We has been away from Blogville and did not know you has da sickies. :( Max and me is sendin' you some of our very best boxer puppy prayers to help you get better. Keep on keepin' on!

Woofs and Healing Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

BeadedTail said...

Oh Thunder! We're sorry you're still feeling icky but sure hope the vet figures out what's wrong so you want to eat again. We're sending you lots of purrs to get well soon! Our mommy is sending tons of smooches for your handsome snooter! (She's got a thing for smooching woofie snooters.)

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

We are thinking of you too big guy and have ours paws crossed that you will be just fine.

chicamom85 said...

Thunder, I am crossing paws for you. Just rest and get better. Maybe you have a flu bug and if so tell him to go away and leave my Thunder alone. I can't stand to think of you being sicky, I know you will be fine. Mommy is saying prayers for you.

Loveys Sasha

scotsmad said...

We ARE thinking of you Thunder....and worrying. Just get well. We've still got our paws crossed.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Madi and Mom said...

Hey sweet boy...I have all my paws crossed and iam purring big time
Your bfffffffff
Madi

dw said...

Oh wow, I've been a little behind and didn't know there was a problem! Hope you start eating, Thunder! Keeping you in our thoughts.

Karen and Riley

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Thunder you get to eating and start feeling better OKAY????

The Florida Furkids said...

OMC how did we miss this? We're so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. We're sending loud purrs and woofs and prayers for you.

The Florida Furkids

sagechronicles said...

Oh, no. I'm so far behind after going to visit the Popstar. I hope Thunder is OK. I know how worrisome it is, especially when he's not eating.

Sage's Mom

Mrs. JP said...

We are so sorry to hear that Thunder isn't feeling well. Praying that the blood work comes back all fine. Maybe he's got the summer blues.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Thunder...we hope you're feeling better real soon. And paws crossed for good test results.

Kat said...

We are sending lots of well wishes your way. Beamer has his paws crossed that the blood results will come back normal.

finnhoward said...

We at still thinking of you! Hope you are feeling much much better. Hugs

Ruby said...

Oh Thunder, I'm sendin' you all the healin' vibes I can muster dude! I sure hopes everythin' is like your vettie says, and you'll feel betters soon...your worryin' your Moms!
Sendin' you some AireZens for you and your Moms, and lots of POTP!
Kisses,
Ruby

Lorenza said...

I have faith that everything is going to be ok!
Paws crossed here for you!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

harrispen said...

We will keep out paws crossed that Mr. Thunder starts to feel better soon.

Millie & Walter

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thunder I am sending the biggest magic bubble that I can find---
Its packed with some love so you will get hungry and eat.
I know your boo boo's don't feel so good right now,,,
Rest and get strong.
love
tweedles

KB Bear said...

We are thinking of you, all paws crossed, Thunder! Hoping for good news...

Collie222 said...

We are hoping the anti-nausea meds do the trick. Feel better soon!

Ps - we have two awards for you on our page. :)

Sue said...

Lots of crossed paws here.

Two French Bulldogs said...

we have all our feets crossed for you
Benny & Lily

Stewey said...

Sorry you had to get all those needles, Thunder. Sure hope you will be feeling better soon, buddy.
Lots of cyber hugs coming your way!
Stewey and his mom
Pee S. - A dog that my family owned before I came on the scene stopped eating once too. She had x-rays, and the result was that she had eaten something like tissue.
So, maybe an x-ray could help pinpoint your tummy trouble too :)

Nanina dOnofrio said...

You poor sweet dear! Maybe it's just a really bad virus that will clear soon and you'll be back to yourself. Sending gentle ear rubs and back scratches to help you feel better.

Nanina and Poppy

GOOSE said...

Still praying and send my very best vibes your way. Hope you eat your chicken.
Blessings,
Goose

24 Paws of Love said...

We are sending Husky Sibe-Vibes your way TD. So sorry to hear about your troubles. Crossed Paws for an answer for mom and you to get better.

Wyatt said...

Paws crossed for you Thunder. Are you just holding out for better food..:) My sister, Stanzie does that all the time...she really knows how to work it!
Wyatt

Jo's World said...

You are in our prayers and we send best wishes to you for a very quick Get Well!

Cheers,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are sending you lots of White Dog positive energy, our friend! It does sound like pancreatitis... Quinn had the chronic kind and never showed any symptoms and Nuka just recently had the accute kind where she is still trying to regain weight. Nibble at least a little bit, Nuka liked the sweet potato stars from Wet Noses and that is all she would eat for days and days. The important thing is to stay hydrated (maybe try ensure or plain chicken broth for nourishment, Nuka did that, too). Momster is doing a great job, you are one lucky boy. The WDA sends strength to your humans to stay calm, as hard as it is for two-leggeds.

What Remains Now said...

Paws crossed, Thunder!

FiveSibesMom said...

Thunder...feel better real soon! We hope the vet has some answers for Mom that can easily be remedied and have you back to yourself in no time We're starting a #pawcircle of prayer and healing for you over on our Facebook page & Twitter so that all the furpals in the world can send you their positive vibes so you can get well quick! Hugs to you and Mom.

houndstooth said...

Please know that we're thinking of you and sending you our best thoughts. We have been having some senior issues at our house with Miss Blue, so we sympathize with you a lot.

One thing that has been a Godsend at our house this week is Pro Bloom by The Honest Kitchen. If you can find it, it has really motivated all of us to eat this week.

Bunny

rottrover said...

Sometimes mom pours low sodium chicken broth over our kibbels. We love it. Just say'in... Feel better, buddy.

Bart, Ruby and Otto

Khady Lynn said...

Sending lots of prayers for you my good friend! Our parents always freak out when one of us doesn't eat too, especially after what happened with me and my kidneys and, of course, Holly. We sure hope it's just something minor like a tummy bug.

Khady Lynn

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We are crossing all our un-opposable thumbs and fingers that everything will be fine for you Thunder.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

All our positive energy is flowing to you, dear Thunder, we are thinking of you all the time! Please recover soon, it's good for you, that you are in such good hands!
The very best wishes
Love
Arno

Priscilla Phang said...

Hope you're feeling much better soon, Thunder!

Our paws are crossed!!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thunder,
Please get to feeling better. I am such a bad gal pal, as I haven't been on the computer much while Mom is studying for the bar exam. We are all very upset that you are not feeling well and we hope that it is just a phase and nothing is really wrong. We're keeping all paws crossed for you.

Luv,
Kat

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Oh! Hope you feel better soon. Sending you Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Casey said...

It's so hard to be sick and not be able to tell Momma what's wrong! I hope you feel better soon.

Sherri said...

Sending prayers and positive thoughts up for you.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Oh Thunder dunder...purrlease eat! I can't stand to see another furriend not eat like my foster brofur Leo...just take a teeny taste, then just one more...go on...you can do it..aw hugs, Savannah

easyweimaraner said...

I hope you are well soon Thunder - you are in my thoughts and I will cross my paws for the blood test

Smile With Your Tail said...

Sorry to hear that your under the weather Thunder!
BIG slobbers for you!

Have a great weekend.

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Poor you Thunder, I hope you feel better soon xx