Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Phantom Photo-less Update
No pics today, but several of you have been emailing to see how Phantom made out today. Because of a heavy surgery day for his vet, Phantom didn't have his x-rays until this afternoon. I just got a call from the vet.
The good news is that there is NO sign of the evil "C". YAY!!! Phantom was so cooperative that they were able to do the x-rays without sedating him. Double YAY!!! They got images of both front legs, knees, and shoulders, as well as neck and spine. Lots of evidence of arthritis. And like his Mom, he has some bulging disks. Physical exam showed him to be very sensitive to moving of the head to the left and up and down. This probably explains why he always looks so hunched over in his photos if he is sitting. For now, we are going to continue with the adequan and put him back on Deramaxx. If it helps, great. If not, then we will consider some steroids or other options. I really wish Phantom would not be so stoic and would let me know sooner when he hurts.
So all in all, it wasn't too bad. It surely could have been much worse. It sure is tough to get old.
Woos - Phantom's Mom (relieved but still concerned)