October 24, 2011


HALLOWEEN'S ACOMING..........7 DAYS & COUNTING" A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. "
~~Erma Bombeck

Aunt Paula's Happy at last year's Halloweiner.....Yummy......looks go enough to eat!!

Mommy here......

I took this picture of Mona right before we left for her Ultrasound. She didn't want to go.

This was Mona waiting for the doctor begging me to take her home.
Mona did not have her gallbladder removed. The Ultrasound didn't show any gall stones. Let me say right up front that I'm more confused than before and scared even more.

Thus far, in 10 weeks of medication, she has she has not been responding to the Denosyl for her liver or anitobotic thrapy. The liver and gall bladder enzymes have continued to increase. The Specialist thinks she might have Cushing's disease, which would be more horrifying to me. My Samantha had Cushing's, which led to renal failure, which led to Diabeties which led to her death in 18 months. I am terrified

The words below were taken directly from the report I was given today.

DIAGNOSTIC test done: ACTH stimulation test. The results of the test will be ready tomorrow. Diagnosis for now is HEPATOPATHY of unknown cause - additional diagnostic pending.

Recheck: If the test results are not consistent with Cushing's disease, then the next step is to biopsy the liver and possibly obtain a sample of bile for analysis as well to determine the reason behind the liver enzyme increase.

So we play the waiting game some more. If it's Cushing's we will have a consult on where to go from here. If not Cushings she will have a biopsy & bile test on Wednesday and have to stay overnight. Thank God, I'll have Weenie to love on and cry into his furs all night. Then the waiting game starts again since it will take almost a week before the results come back.

I think I will lose my mind by then. Weenie was not very happy when he had to stay home by himself this morning. When we got home he ran up to Mona and threw himself on her. It was like he handn't seen her in forever. He ignored me. Just as expected he managed to knock done the kitchen garbage can and stuff was everywhere. Oh Well!!

When I started typing this report, Weenie was still ignoring me. Can you guess where he was hiding........

But as soon as Mona came into the room, he got up & have her his bed and blanket. They have doinbg this ever since........
My friend, you know her as Aunt Judy, sent me the link below to cheer me up. It is beautiful but it didn't. Maybe when I'm in a better frame of mind. Ut is worth a look.

This is outstanding. It's like dancing flowers.

Sarah....the Mommy

PS.........spell check is still not working but I tired to care.


sprinkles said...

I made sure to stop by today to check up on Mona. I'm sorry you didn't get the answers you were looking for and I know you're scared. I'll continue to keep you in my prayers.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness, how frustrating. All our paws are crossed
Benny & Lily

Finn said...

That is so frustrating. I hope the tests go well on Wednesday and that you get the answers you are looking for. Sending you healing thoughts from here!

Hound Girl said...

Oh I am just so sorry and how frustrating, its so hard when our furbabies are sick. We are all here to support you so please feel free to come here and vent to us. We send our prayers and will keep our paws crossed, let us know how Mona does.

Frankie Furter said...

I am so very much sorry that you did not get an ANSWER today... BUTT I am sure that it is going to come soon and even MORE SURE that it will be better news than you think.
I will have my paws crossed and wait fur Wednesday.. for some answer.
HUGS HUGS HUGS from my Hill to all three of you!!!!

The Slimmer Puggums and the mamas said...

Dear Mama Sarah,
Wesa so sorry that yousa do not knows whatsa is wrong with Ms. Monas and wesa hope'ums itsa not what Angel Samantha had as wesa loves Miss Mona, toos.
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi
Pee-s: Gracie to Mona: Hey my bestie! Isa so glad yousa home with your mama and bubba. You better get better my bestie...or I'll...hmm...haven't thought that far...but as mama says...I'll just keep on luvin' you!! :)

A MilShelb Mom said...

We are thinking of Mona!!! We love her soooo much!
~Milly, Shelby, and Maggie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It sure doesn't make it very easy when you don't get clearcut answers. Cushing's is a tough one to diagnose. But if it is Cushing's, there are good meds out there that can control the disease very well if they work. Dakota had Cushing's and she lived for almost two years after diagnosis and she was only on pain meds because she didn't tolerate the treatment very well.

Remember not to panic too much before you know what you are dealing with. We will all keep our paws crossed for Mona and keep thinking good thoughts for you and her.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Shane Kent Louis said...

Woof, I'm sending my prayers for your good health. I hope everything was doing great!

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Raising Addie said...

Oh no Mona!! We will be praying that it is not Cushing's. We are so sorry that we have not been around. Our mom has been just terrible about keeping up with blogs. Life has been getting the better of us this year I'm afraid.

Hang in there.

Lots of luv & kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Mr. Pip said...

The waiting is the worst, but we are all here for you and Mona! I am sending all kinds of yorkie love and hugs! We love you, Mona! Feel better!

Your pal, Pip

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Remember all your friends who carw aobut you.. You are not alone.
We are praying that a miracle happens.

Amber DaWeenie said...

All this waiting must be torture for you. The only light at the end of the tunnel is that they are being vigilent in finding out exactly what's going on and can then proceed with treatment. It's better they take their time and get a correct diagnosis then to jump the gun and start pulling out body parts.

Southbaygirl said...

Hi Mona and Weenie...well we are going to get very mad at mom for not letting us visit your bloggie!! We are so very sorry you have been sick for over 2 months...we wish we could make you feel better! We are sending you healing woofs from california! Mom wants to tell your mom to stay positive and try not to worry!!!

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!!


velcro, ceilidh and Jack Sparrow

Pibble said...

All five of us fur balls plus the humans are thinking about all of you. It's so sweet the way Weenie takes care of Mona! He'll take care of you, too, while you wait for the results. We just know everything will be okay; we're crossing our paws and praying for it! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Mack said...

We are all saying a little prayer over here for you.

Mack & Mom

Sarge said...

Hey Mona!
Wow, I know going to the dogtor stinks a bunch, but I am certain that this will work out in the end. I'm sending you even more healing vibes and warm thoughts. Hang in there and keep us posted. BTW: Great cozy nap!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Roxie, Sammy, Andy and Shermie said...

We are praying for an answer, hopefully one that comes with a quick "fix".

Roxie, Sammy, Andy and Shermie