Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday's Mystery

Hi, it's Timber. I am Monday's Mystery!

I bet you thought it was going to be a Monday Mischief post:)  Mom says the "M" in Misty and the "M" in TiMber stand for mischief.  Misty and I have no idea why she thinks THAT.

So let's get down to business and see what this mystery is all about.  You know Mom and Dad have been worried about me because I have been having tummy issues.  So I have had a few trips to the V.E.T.,  and I have been subjected to pokes and prods for a bunch of tests.


First Dr. C. told Mom my blood work didn't show any problems, but maybe I needed some metronidazole to reset my stomach.  Well, that didn't work.  So it was back to the V.E.T. for more tests.  This time Dr. B. took a picture of my tummy area and said it looked like I had a "partial" blockage and put me on that gross pink enteric liquid.  Let me tell you that the floor enjoyed it a lot more than I did - Mom needs to learn better skills at getting that yuck into me.  The purported partial blockage was very small and has now been cleared out.



So this time I had to let Mom scoop up another "sample" - what is it about wanting to examine my poop anyway?  This time Dr. B. sent it away to some special place where they did a PCR test on my sample to see what they could find since my symptoms of vomiting and not-so-good poop formation had not improved.  This test would check for any and all kinds of parasites, bacteria, and all sorts of other problems.  It is considered to be a very comprehensive test.  Well, guess what?  Nada, nothing, all negative -so we are back to square one after spending over $500 so far.  Mom didn't get the results from Dr. B. until late Saturday after the clinic was closed.  Dr. B. said he is wondering if maybe I have developed an issue with my kibble and wants me to try a special diet kibble for two weeks. We all eat the same food, a limited ingredient grain-free product from Zignature.  I have eaten it since I joined the family, and Mom has used the same food for about seven years for all of her dogs with no issues.  But maybe I am different:)  If things get better with the special food after two weeks, then I can try going back to my kibble.  If the same thing happens, then we will know it is the food.  If it doesn't happen, then we may never be able to solve the mystery.  Mom just wants me to stop spitting up bile and doing messy poops.


I hope that wasn't TMI for you, but I know you have all been thinking good thoughts for me.  Despite all this stuff that is going on, I am actually doing fine.  I am eating very well, and I am very active all the time.  In fact, Misty is patiently waiting for me right now to play zoom-zoom-zoom.  Off we go!!!

Woos - Timber



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33 comments:

C.L.W.STEP said...

It's a mystery! We hope you feel better real soon, Timber!

Sue said...

It's frustrating, isn't it? Noah has been having tummy trouble for about five years now. Mom makes his food and mostly he's ok, but then for no reason he suddenly starts having messy poops again.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Well Timber we do hope you can get to the bottom of this bottom-related mystery. Gail thinks the messy poops may be more of a problem for your Mom than for you....
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Marg said...

Not too much TMI for us. There is always someone around her tossing their cookies or doing the runny poops. We just hope you can get better soon Timber. Have a great day.

Mark Muller said...

we cross all paws and even out tails for good news from the vet and for really good "output" without problems... hugs to you and lots of POTP

Pamela June Kimmell said...

Well Timber sometimes being a "man of mystery" is not a GOOD THING - like when your family is worried and your doctors have no idea what's going on! I hope it's a food thing and you can EASILY fix that....I know you don't want to be a man of mystery forever and ever right????

Love, Teddy

Madi and Mom said...

Timber there is not such thing as TMI between buddies.
We sure are hoping and purring everything gets sorted out. At least it doesn't sound like you feel too poorly.
Kitty kisses on that sweet nose
Madi your bfff

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry some mystery is messing with your tummy, Timber. We hope it's as simple as the foods and that you are better soon. Sending purrs!

Momo and Pinot said...

We hope this mystery will be sorted out soon. Take care our friends!! :) :)

Momo & Pinot xo

Millie and Walter said...

We're glad to hear you are feeling okay Timber. Sorry the peeps had to shell out all that cash just to find out you don't have a lot of things. We will keep our paws crossed that you continue to feel well.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Oh you poor thing. Sorry you're having so many pokes and prods but are keeping our paws crossed your digestive system gets sorted out soon. POTP sweet pup.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad your tests were good, but sorry you still don't feel great. I hope the new food works.

Molly the AireGirl said...

We hope you get to the bottom of your tummy issues SOON, Timber! Paws are crossed!

Legacy Chronicles said...

Mystery issues are tough for everyone to deal with. We hope the food is it and you'll be healthy from now on!

~Pigeon

PS - My new little sister's name starts with an M too. Do you think Matilda stands for mischief?!

Wyatt Airedale said...

Feel better soon, Timber. We get chicken and rice when our tummies are upset. Hope you get something yummy and your mystery gets solved.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Timber we are glad to hear you are feeling OK despite your "issues". I sure hope the dogtors can get things figured out for you
hugs
Hazel & Mabel

Astro said...

We hope you are feeling much better soon.
Our paws are sending the POTP your tummy issues are
back to normal.
xo Astro and Mitzie

The Army of Four said...

Can I come over and do zoomies with you guys?!?!
We're thankful for the update. We hope the food change does the trick - it would be great if it was something as "simple" as that!
I wish you guys could all jump into your mom's iPad and join Cam and me on the deck!!! How exciting would that be?!?
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

The Whiskeratti said...

Medical mystery issues are awful. We hopt the vet figures out yours before your pawrents have to take out a second mortgage to pay for it.

Caren Gittleman said...

Oh Timber we feel so bad for you!!!! (and your Mama too!) that's so frustrating...praying they find out what the problem is so you can feel better!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Adding my POTP, Timber, that the diet elimination process helps. Your nose still looks shiny and your smi!e is a beamer, so am guessing you, at least, are not worried about you!!! Hugs and wags YAM-au ty xxx

24 Paws of Love said...

We are all hoping it is something simple like a food change. We have been through that before with our dogs. Something that was great before we got Brut, he had a sensitive tummy, then we changed food and he was all better.

Wishing you luck and well being~the 24 Paws of Love

Kitties Blue said...

Zoomies is a great game. We usually only do it when we feel well. We sure hope that you don't have these issues again and are sending POTP. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

Brian said...

Dang, I sure hope they figure it out soon so you can just be you, you're so good at it!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We hope the mystery is solved and your tummy feels better soon.

The Florida Furkids said...

We hope they can figure out what's causing yo problems.

The Florida Furkids

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

Thanks for letting us know, Timber. It certainly could be the kibble, and that you have an intolerance to it that the others don't. We shall son find out!

Woofs,
Tommy (and Fernant)

LBJ said...

We hope you are feeling better soon Timber!

Abby Lab

KB Bear said...

Oh Timber... I'm so sorry that you've been feeling so bad. I hope that the new food helps you. Shyla recently had a similar situation but she got better with our home cooked bland diet. She's still on it but transition back to normal food soon. I HOPE with all my heart that you have a similarly good result. Sending POTP to you. You've been going through this for much too long!

stellaroselong said...

Well Heck Timber we sure hope you are feeling better soon and the docs figure out just what is going on before the $ is empty. We are glad though all your tests are coming back good. mags and gus

The Gang at LLB said...

Boy oh boy, that is quite a mystery Timber...we sure hope your tummy gets back to normal soon!
xoxo,
Jakey, Arty & Rosy

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello timber its dennis the vizsla dog hay tummy troubles and fud sensitiviteez ar no fun trust me i no!!! i am glad to heer that yoo ar dooing wel and having fun zoomeez in spite of havving the yucks!!! i shoor hope that the noo fuds agree with yoo and yoo kan eet it happily for menny yeerz to come!!! ok bye

Huskies622 said...

We are late seeing this but we eat Zignature kibble too---went on it for Kiki's tummy issues and both of us do great on it. So we will be interested to hear what come of all your testing. Hope Timber feels better soon!

Kiki and Nala