Monday, July 13, 2020

Monday Monday

We have been waiting a long time to get some answers to what is going on with me, Lightning.  After a multitude of tests and a lot of green papers, we think we finally have an explanation, well, sort of.

The nice Mr. Vet man, Dr. B. told Mom over and over that I was a mystery.  I don't know about that, but I do know that Mom and Dad wanted to solve that mystery.


None of my many tests produced any indication of a problem, except for a very low specific gravity count.  Over the past three weeks, things have been changing.  Well, yes, Misty came home.  My peeing at night and flooding the kitchen abated a bit. There were still a lot of wet towels for Mom to clean, but it was less. Then two weeks ago, it all stopped.  Dr. B. had Mom "catch" four first-of-the-morning urine streams after not letting me have any water overnight.  With each sample, the specific gravity improved.  At first it was just a tiny bit. But the second one was little bit better. And the last two from this week were back to normal.  I haven't had any "accidents" for two weeks. And I am not drinking gallons of water.  



So what was the problem?  We don't have a definite answer. But here is what Dr. B. is thinking.  I "may" have had a kidney infection back in early May when all this started, but Mom was thinking it was Timber. Then it got worse and Mom figured out it was me. About the same time that Mom realized the peeing boy was me, I got bit by a tick who bored a hole in my back.  Dr. B. put me on an extended dose of doxycyline to be sure that tick didn't give me some sort of tick-borne disease.  Separately a urinalysis was done to see why I was peeing so much.  All that test revealed was that my specific gravity was incredibly low.  That was when all the testing started.  The urine culture was done right about the same time I finished the doxycycline and about the same time Misty came home.  The urine culture showed no bacterial growth of any sort.  So that is where the thought came in that maybe this was all caused by stress from the early months of this year - psychogenic polydipsidia.  But now that everything has cleared up, that is no longer being considered. Dr. B. thinks that I actually did have an infection early on, the doxycycline took a long time but eventually cleared it up (even though that isn't why it was prescribed), the urine culture was done when the doxycycline ran out so that test was negative.  And now I am just fine.  It is the only plausible explanation that the doctor and we can come up with at this point.   But if the symptoms return, Mom is to call Dr. B. right away.  I sure wish I didn't have to have all those tests, and now I have a bare belly:(  


  
Do you want to know what my thoughts are on this?


I think Misty, my sweet sister, brought me good luck and made everything better. AND all the POTP, prayers, and good thoughts from all of YOU!!!  For all of that I am forever grateful.  Mom says we got a second miracle.  Miracle #1 was Misty coming home.  Miracle #2 is my recovery. 


None of it makes a lot of sense to us, but whatever it was, all is good.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber AND a very relieved Mom


25 comments:

Sandee said...

What wonderful news on Lightning. Makes sense to me and I'm guessing this will not return. It's so good to see the three of you together again and I know it makes your moms heart very happy.

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Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to the pups and my best to your smart mom. ♥

Huskies622 said...

Awww, that makes us so happy that Lightning is okay, though what you all went through in the last few weeks, it is A LOT! Maybe this is a turning of a corner and good days ahead are going to be plentiful!

Kiki and Rosie

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Oh, thank goodness - that is great news! You three are good for each other and good for us too - have a wonderful healing summer Woos.

My Mind's Eye said...

Well Well Well my handsome Woo Lightning friend. I'm in 100% agreement stress can cause a gazillion things to get out of sync. Since January things have certainly been out of sync in Wooville. Having your pack back is monumental in healing physically and mentally. As for the bare tummy I bet it is kinda cool to have your undercarriage cool. Yep Miracles wonderful Mysteries.
Hey Misty 4 days and counting til the headgear is no longer near
Sending hugs and purrs all around
Cecili

Millie and Walter said...

That's a good enough explanation to us and we are good with it. We will continue to send all the POTP we can to all your family. Having Misty home probably makes all of you feel better too.

Brian said...

That's really good news Lightning! I think you missed Misty so much you stressed yourself into peemodium. We're so happy you are doing better now.

Molly the Airedale said...

This is all great news, Lightning. We're sure that having Misty back home where she belongs makes all the difference in the world to you and we couldn't be any happier for all of you.

pilch92 said...

I love reading about miracles. I am so happy for you. XO

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am very glad that your results have returned to normal. Lightning. I really do think it was triggered by stress, but now Misty is back and all is good.

Matilda the Boxer said...

That answer does make sense for the humans what need these things, but I agree with you -- it was all Misty's Miracle!

The Gang at LLB said...

We are soooo happy to hear you are feeling better Lightning!!!

Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

Thanks for the update, Lightning. We were so happy to read your post! For us, like for you, the single most important thing is that you are better. And we too believe that Misty's return has been great on so many levels for all of you!

Woofs,
Ollie

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is great news...
YIP-PEE
SENDING ALL OUR LOVE!!!
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CheerfulMonk said...

I'm so happy about that! What a relief. May all the good news continue.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Hey, we'll take the good news and treasure it fully - as I am sure your mum and dad are doing too!!! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

It seems like you have had a thorough examination. I am happy for it to be a mystery if it stops and doesn't start again.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What wonderful news!!! I think this is all just a confirmation that things are how they should be, and that your faith, and never giving up, preceded the miracle. Continued good vibes and POTP coming in your direction, along with lots of cheers that the good things keep coming!!

KB said...

Yes, it was Misty who made you better! I am so so happy that you're better. I hope that it stays that way... R has a bare belly too so you two can start the belly dancer club!

easyweimaraner said...

we are so glad, the potp helped you and you got good ews... and we hope the potp will be with you all da time and things will end da bestest way

T. Maxx said...

That is indeed wonderful news and we are sooo happy for woos!!! Bare belly or not, mommy thinks you're still dapper and absolutely adorable!! We'll keep those POTP and pawsitive love vibes coming your way!!!

Cheers,
Maxx and mommy (we are doing the happy dance!!)

tammy j said...

I am simply overjoyed! I don't question miracles. but isn't it amazing that the family all back together might have been what helped! xoxo and BLESS DR B!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Good news is always welcome, even when we don't quite know for sure no matter what the if's, and's and but's are. Glad to hear you're doing better and hopefully allow the hair to grow back. Keep up loving your sister-seems like she's the best medicine (along with the occasional antibiotic). Ear scritches to the lot of you guys. ๐Ÿ˜

Pam and Teddy said...

Lightning you beautiful boy we are SO happy that nothing icky, yucky, or BAD has shown up in all the tests you had. I think you're right - you were "off your game" missing your sister and now she's back and the WORLD is right so you are getting FINE. Your shaved belly just means you are COOLER in the hot summer - think of it that way! Besides, I bet you didn't know you had those cool little patterns on your tummy until you got to see them with no hair!!!!!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom

C.L.W.STEP said...

Glad to hear you're ding better, Lightning! Hope Misty can get well enough to get rid of the cone too.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Well we are very happy to learn you are BETTER Lightning. Apparently you and Fenris just like being men of mystery. We still have no clue what caused Fenris' episodes, but as far as we know he hasn't had anymore.