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Friday, July 8, 2011

Update from the vet.


Hello everyone, i had my yearly check up on wednesday with a new vet this time. Dr. L.  The vaccines that dr. L uses are much safer for doggies and kitties. He gets good quality vaccines- and he cares a great deal about the animals so he actually looks into and researches each and every vaccine he uses.  

Where i used to go just used the cheapest kind they could find- Fort Dodge vaccines, and even though tons of animals were having reactions- they used them anyway.  Sister didn't feel comfortable taking me there anymore with those vaccines, so me, and all of sister's furbabies all go see dr. L for vaccines.

He took a good look at me, and said that my left eye doesn't respond to light right anymore. When you shine the light in it- it doesn't constrict anymore- it actually dilates instead. The right eye still works fine though.   My neurological issues have not progressed any in the past 2 years or so- they've seemed to just kind of stabilize.  Dr. L thinks that any changes in anything else - my walking and getting around is more due to age, and the arthritis in my back legs & hips. I have some muscle atrophy, but that is more normal as i am 10 years now.

He thinks i have a brain lesion in the right side of my brain.  He also doesn't seem concerned- and that the damage it has done is done- and it shouldn't progress. 

He said just to make sure i get the extra care and attention that i need- as my hoomans have been doing all along since the prognosis was made- but we are glad we finally have "brain lesion" as a diagnosis- and glad that this is as bad as it's going to get. No shortened life span, nothing.  We are very happy with the news.   

So now i only will be receiving a rabies shot every 3 years, and my heartworm test annually- he doesn't want me being vaccinated anymore other than  those two things- as i am old enough and with the brain issues, i shouldn't really need them anymore.

So we got good news, and hope you will join us in celebrating!

8 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

This is all pretty good news, Isis! So lots of hugs and kisses for you and no more shots! whooooohoooooooo

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

ra husky said...

Wooo! That's awesome Isis! Duck jerky all around!

RA & Isis

Furkidsmom said...

That's a great report! We're happy to help you celebrate!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Lacy said...

w00fs, sooo that wasnt to bad news..glad u is doing so well Isis..

b safe,
rocky

Teddy Bear said...

That is wonderful news, Isis. We're so glad you are ok.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It is always SO furry khool when the V-E-T-S are sooooo understanding and helpful!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Animal Doctor said...

Yay! Great news, Isis! We are so happy to read about this.

Take care, sending you pawsitive vibes from the Philippines!

Scarlet and friends

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Glad to know for sure from the Vet that everything is fine, dear Isis. We are all growing older so that just is but the fact that your big issues are stable and won't cut short your abilities or your life...now THAT makes us howl with happiness! We agree with Ra...duck jerky for everyone!