spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
~ ~Stanley Horowitz
Remember Wednesday we told ya about the 5th Annual Barktoberfest in Kingwood being held today? We didn't go because Mommy had to go to the dentist this morning and Dr Briles was gonna call this afternoon with the results of Mona's blood tests. Before Mommy left work yesterday, Judy from Great Dane Rescue said TUX would be going. Maybe he got lucky!! We hope so.
While ATDR was at Barktoberrest in Kingwood, DROH was in Deer Park at Pet Adventure Day. Both them places are on different sides of Harris County with Houston between them. So homeless dachshunds were well represented today.
Aunt Paula and Brinda were at Pet Adventure Day and they sent a few pictures of their fosters cause they were just too cute.
This is Brinda with Princess Violette. She is a very senior dog. She was wearing her tennis shoes but when your a Princess why walk when you can be carried around.
Yesterday Mona had to go stay with Dr Briles all day. I had to stay home ALONE, all alone, all day by myself. I didn't like it one bit. I cried like a baby! OK, I admit it!! I might be a big boy but I get nervous when I'm alone. So I was a bad boy. I should be ashamed but I'm not. I left little suprises all over the house for Mommy, if you know what I mean. Well at least it wasn't the runny kind!! I pulled the telephone off the table by the cord, pushed the trash can over, tore up Mona's stuffy and best of all.....jumped up on the couch and knokced everythinbg to the floor. Mommy still hasn't figured how I got up there. So I'm in the dog house now. So I'll let Mommy take over now.
MOMMY here......the good news
Yesterday morning, it was in the 50s, too cool for Mona so I bundled her up in her little hoodie sweat shirt and off we went. Weenie was very sad. He has already explained what a naughty boy he was so enough said. Let me say though that I was not upset with him when we got back. He does not like to alone unless his sister is with him. Weenie loves Miona so much. Let me also say that he ignored me all evening until is was bedtime and then he was the first in the bed."Let's go Mommy, I'll drive!" "Mommy!! We're going where!! I don't wanna go."
Mona was not very happy either yesterday morning. She loves Dr Briles but not enough to stay at the Vet's office all day. She had to be dragged to the back when I left for work. She did very well while she was there but refused to eat. Dr Briles said she kept pulling her blanket into the food dish and then her stuffy on top of that. These lab tests had to be sent out so good news yesterday.
This afternoon Br Briles called with some good news. The medications she is taking seems to be working. Her levels have gone down somewhat and the medication does not have to be increased at this time. The Cushings will never go away but hopefully will be manageable. She will be retested again in 3 months unless she starts throwing up and has runny stools again.
She is still not as active as before, sleeps at alot but is starting to take an interest again in whats going on. She still continues to drink a lot of water and when she pees it's like a little river that won't stop flowing. Dr Briles says that is normal with Cushings. She also has some hair loss, normal too. She is bloated and her poor little belly looks paper thin where you can see her veins. He said that's normal too. It hard to see her this way but at least she's not in pain.
That's all I know for now
Thanks for all the love and prayers for my baby.
God Bless......the Mommy Sarah