What a beautiful day in OP!!!!
Can you tell it is VERY sunny - it is blinding us. And it is 60 degrees and just a bit breezy!!! Some snow would be nice, but for a Sunday in February, we must admit it's not too bad.
A Misty Update: In a word, she is miserable. She spends the day and night drinking water, peeing, and foraging for food cverywhere. She pees pretty much every hour roound the clock. Poor thing just isn't herself. Believe it or not, the specialist actually called Mom upon her return from wherever she was. Lots of apologies for all the missteps. She advised taking Misty off the prednisone and trying her with a different drug, budesonide, which has similar benefits and similar but not as drastic side effects. All the same thirst, hunger, and urination, but maybe easier on her. Mom told her she wanted to run it by our own vet since he had been so good to us in coming up with a treatment plan. He also had mentioned this budesonide to Mom as an alternative to the prednisone. The specialist was OK with that. Dr. B, our vet, said to go ahead and get it. That was last Thursday; specialist was "supposed" to call it in to the pharmacy that day. The med has to be compounded specifically for Misty. Mom called the pharmacy Friday morning (there is only one in our area that compounds), and they had not received the request!!!!! Another misstep:(. Mom called the specialist, once again got voicemail, and lo and behold, within 10 minutes it was ordered and no explanation given. Now it take two business days for it to be ready which brings us to late Tuesday. Our vet wants us to let him know when we actually have the prescription in hand, and he will advise us how to wean Misty off the prednisone. After another problem with the specialist's office, Mom says she is about done with them. Here's hoping the new med will be tolerated better by Misty.
Happy Sunday to everyone - enjoy what is left of the weekend.
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber
Let's hop along with The Cat on My Head blog for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.
You all sure look happy hanging out in the sunny yard. We were warm here but not quite that warm. Our paws are crossed that Misty can feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Raz is on prednisolone and it has the same side effects. We will be weaning his dosage down starting next week. Hope things work out for Misty.ReplyDelete
Poor Misty. We hope the new meds are easier on her and that she's feeling better soon. We're enjoying the sunshine here though it's not as warm as yours.ReplyDelete
Poor Misty. I hope the new meds are better for her.ReplyDelete
That poor sweetie, I feel so bad for her, and you too. That specialist is an idiot, now you know what her specialty is. I've heard some good things about budesonide, it hope is helps and is easier on her.ReplyDelete
Prayers for sweet Misty and shame on the doctor. Shame on them.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches all around, healing hugs to Misty and a hug to you. ♥
It is my fervent hope that the current specialist is not the only one within driving range!ReplyDelete
#1 says she would be very annoyed at those specialists! We are crossing all paws and hooves that the new drug is easier on Misty's system.ReplyDelete
A delightfully bright selfie for Feb. Paws crossed you dont get plunged into heaps of snow after the sunny spell! And heres hoping the new meds will be far less strain omn Misty.ReplyDelete
Oh dear, poor Misty and poor Mom. We do hope, after all the hassle procuring the new medication, that it helps Misty to feel better.ReplyDelete
Sending healing thoughts across the Pond,
Gail and Nobby.
What a furbyoulush ussie!!!
Heck but that is just too much wrong from that 'specialist'. I am upping my POTP attention for you, Misty! I sure do pray that the change of drug will bring some relief for you. And mum... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
Poor Misty. We hope the new meds make her happier. Love your sunny Sunday ussie!ReplyDelete
I am so sorry you are miserable sweet sweet Misty and I would kick that un special specialist to the curb. your vet can order the prescritiion for you. my heart hurts for all of you since one of the pack being sick effects all the pack. hugs to everyone. LOVE your glowy hearts in the header.. beautifulReplyDelete
Charlee: "We hope the budesonide works better for you, Misty!"ReplyDelete
Chaplin: "Our brother Tucker who we never met was on budesonide for his IBD and it worked well for him for a long time, according to Dennis. We send purrs that it's the same for you!"
Lulu: "And we dogs send tail wags!"
It was indeed a WOOderful Sunny day in your hood.ReplyDelete
Misty darling I hope you see some improvement with new med. Angel Madi had to have medicine compounded too. There was one here too however, Our vet told us about RoadRunner pharmacy in Arizona..We used it and were quite pleased, very quick service too Also every shipment had a toy in it...just sayin'
The sign of a good specialise or vet is if they are OK with you conferring to your own vet. I hope you can sort something out for the sweet thing.ReplyDelete
Poor Misty, she just wants to feel better and you are trying so hard to get it done for her!ReplyDelete
And we agree, this winter is very weird, the daffodils are coming up here! It's NUTS!
It's good to see all three of you together. Hope Misty starts feeling better soon. Poor girlie!ReplyDelete
I thought I had commented here, but apparently not . Fingers crossed that Misty starts feeling better soon. Love to you all. ❤️ReplyDelete