Back in early December, when mom was in Florida she mentioned that I had a tick-born illness and that I was taking doxy. Doxy has been Heaven sent! It cured me of my tick-born illness and gave me lots of energy while I was on it! That's the good news. The stressful news to me and mom is that my kidneys have been compromised because of this tick-born illness! I've had the necessary blood work and urine tests done and the proof is all too clear.
So our next step is for me to start eating kidney-sparing food!
Very shortly after we got this very disturbing news, we contacted Elaine, Sunshade's mom! Elaine is BRILLIANT with this kind of stuff, having gone through it with both of her furbutts and mom knew that if anyone could put her mind at ease and point her in the right direction and lend a helping hand, it would be Elaine!
Elaine is currently helping mom come up with a menu for a home cooked diet for me so I'm hoping before too long I'll be eating beef and rice and veges and all sorts of yummy things! I can't wait!
The next change for me has been added meds and supplements.
This is only the start. We'll be adding vitamin B and C and E and Co-Q10 plus any others that mom and Elaine feel that will help me out.
We can't thank Elaine enough! She has been a doG send to both of us!
And I have more VERY disturbing news. Seeing as my kidneys are compromised and we're trying to improve our creatinine and BUN levels, etc, and spare my body, mom has let me know that there are now foods that are unacceptable for me to be eating!
One of them is pizza! OMG, how can I exist without pizza?
Another food that I can no longer eat is ice cream! Shoot me, why don't cha!
Another no-no is cheese and the other one that I'm most upset about is peanut butter!
Mom keeps telling me that it's okay - we will find substitues that will make you happy!
I sure hope so!
So that's my news! It's not very uplifting for the start of a brand new year but hopefully mom and Elaine will turn it around for me. My blood test numbers MUST improve!
So until next time..............
Love ya lots,