October 12, 2013




  "Dachshunds are ideal for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that a child cannot do much harm one way or another"

Angel Weenie here.........

I came down to try to cheer up my Sissy and Mommy. Mona's hip has been bothering her again but Mommy has been so worried that she just hasn't felt like blogging about it. It's not fair you  know, my Mona has Cushings and now Mommy's old friend Arthur-ri-ties decided he wants her too.

Mommy didn't even let me know right away or I would have come earlier. I'm just gonna copy and paste what's been happening.

On Oct 3 .....

Last night Mona started limping very badly and after a while she started hopping with her right hind leg up. Her eyes showed she was in pain.


On Oct 4 ....... 

Mona went to the Vet and this is what Mommy found out:

Mona is still limping and hopping around. It's the arthritis in her hip going down her leg. She has very little cartridge left.

Dr Briles gave her a shot called Adequan. She will get 4 shots once a week for a month. The internet said it is a Arthritis care injectable that contains polysulfated glycosaminoglycans to promote cartilage formation in dogs with degenerative joint disease."

She will be taking Rimadyl for the next 3 days and then as needed.

He also gave her some S3 Soft Chews which is a Synovial Support Supplement. She will take 1/2 chew everyday for 4 to 6 weeks and then go on a maintenance program. The dosage is based on weight. She has lost 1 1/2 pounds since May 9th and weighs

14 1/2 pounds now. It smells like fish and she loved it. Prissy is jealous because she didn't get any.
Also from the internet............

"Synovial-Flex Soft Chews for dogs is recommended to support healthy joint function in dogs. May help alleviate the pain associated with normal daily exercise and activity. It's a comprehensive nutritional supplement that combines Glucosamine HCl, Perna Canaliculus, MSM and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals in a delicious treat like chew.

Dr Briles also checked out another small bump on her back that has developed since her last 6 month post cancer exam. It was nothing to worry about. The usual fatty, oily whatever you call it that dogs get when their glands clog up. She has a perfect square shaped patch of naked skin where he shaved her. He used a needle to draw the stuff out.   

The Mommy here........

This morning Mona went back to the vet and got her second shot. She is still limping but doesn't appear to be in as much pain. He took her off the Rimadyl and switcher her to Tramadol.  Thank goodness her Cushings is still under control. We'll just have to take one day at time.

All she wants to do is sit in my lap or outside in the sunlight when I'm home.

Mona's naked patch.

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I brought my magic bumble bee with me so I could take
Mona for a ride, just the too of us like it used to be. 

Wonder what my sweetie, Amber, is doing tonight. Maybe I'll just drop by and take her for a ride too!!

Sniff ya later.............Angel Weenie


Scooter said...

Wow, I'm so sorry about all of the dogtor visit, but I know they're all to help. I'm sending my bestest healing vibes and warm thoughts. Take care.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Lovable Lily said...

We got our paws crossed for you Mona! And also for your Mommy for her hands.

Please keep us posted.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Two French Bulldogs said...

All our feets are crossed for you
Benny & Lily

Taffy said...

We have been thinking of you and hope things are improving. Taffy is still sending lots of doxie healing sun rayz!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I know how things can make a mommy feel sad- when we don't feels good.. they worry.
I send healing bubbles to you to feel better,, I take TRAMADOL too.
And here is love for your momma.

Berts Blog said...

paws crossed, hearts sending love and prayers for all.
Bert and My Vickie

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

I'm sending lots of prayers too and my paws are crossed real tight for Mona. So glad my sweetie took you for a nice ride on the BEE! Hope ya had lots of fun.


Ruby said...

Oh, Ma was just abouts to sign off on the puter when I saw your postie, and had to come and give you all the POTP I have!! I'm so sorry abouts your ouchies, and I will send you healin' vibes and your Moms some AireZens!
Sounds like your Moms and Weenie have a good eye on you, and you are in very good hands!!!
Ruby ♥

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Angel Hiro and Momma Tea said...

Wee has evrypaw crossed for our deer Mona, wee is so sorrisome dats our furiend is hurti n feelin poorly. Wee will keeps her and y'all in our prayers an wee is is sendin healin vibes n pawsitive energy to her. Our Momster sayd Mona has a pawesome vet so wee nose her is in good hands n wivs all Miss Sarah TLC wee jus nose her will okays

all our lovs
Da K Krew

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are sending POTP and Dachshund VIBES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> to you Mona.

How Sam Sees It said...

Ask you vet about EFAC by Hope Science Vet. We had it for Sam and what a difference it made! I have part of Sam's container left - if it is okay by your vet, please e-mail me and I will send it to you.

Sending hugs and love,

Monty and Harlow

Sketching with Dogs said...

Poor Mona, with all you have to deal with, with your Cushings, you could have done without this too.
We hope the medicine works and you are soon feeling better sweetie.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

stellaroselong said...

We are thinking about you guys alot. We are sending you a powerful big hug from us three pugs and our momma.
stella rose

Matilda the Boxer said...

I'm so sorry Mona hasn't been feeling well. My sissy has arthritis too, and she says it's definitely NO fun at all. But she trudges through, and I know you can too!