Sunday, November 8, 2015

My Visit To Central

The fact is that the prednisone was not the miracle drug that mom and dad thought it should be so they decided that it was time to have a consultation with a specialist at Central.

 The first thing they did was to weigh me.  I have been a 70 pound boy for as long as I can remember.  At my vet's office only a little more than a week ago, I weighed 65 pounds.  Not any more.  I now weigh 63 pounds, which is very concerning. 
After much discussion, Dr S decided that she wanted to do x-rays and an ultrasound.  They were looking for cancer and they didn't find her.  YAY!    They also did bloodwork and it will be shipped out to California for analysis and it will take time for results.   The doctor wants to be absolutely certain that it is myositis. The first test that was done back in April was not conclusive.  Dr A says there is a good kind of myositis that is very treatable and there is a not so good kind.  We don't want to hear about the not so good kind so paws and fingers are crossed here that I can be helped and live a good long life with mom and dad and Molly. 
 My prednisone has been reduced in strength and I have been prescribed another immunosuppresant while we wait for the results of the test to come back.

Do you see that my collar and my bandaid wrap are color coordinated!   Those techies are good but mom says they will never make it as Airedale groomers.  They removed way too much furs from my tummy!
 I refused to go on walkies with mom and dad and Molly this morning.   I just wasn't feeling up to it but mom did take me on a fun walk around our yard. 
I feel an unusually slight breeze on my belly.  
  Maybe we can go on a longer walk later on today.  We'll see~
Love ya lots♥
Mitch

41 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Sweet Mitch - we have all our paws crossed for you and hope they will find the perfect treatment for you soon. We agree - the vet techs always do a terrible job clipping fur away and they never seem to care what it looks like. We hope you will be feeling better soon.

Earl Lover said...

Oh Mitch. We have our paws crossed tightly for you.

Bocci said...

Paws and figures crosses, prayers and all pawsitive vibes and thoughts are being sent your way, Mitch. Everything we can think of to help you and your parents!

Madi and Mom said...

Mitch darlin' thank goodness your peeps followed their gut feeling heading to a specialist!! Very very good news on no "C"! Whew. Now to just figure out what it is but I do believe you are on the right track. Jumpin' Cat fish
those techs need to go back to shaving school. Whoa you might need to get a furry coat until your furs return!!

Sending extra kitty kisses and hugs. Mom is gonna put up at POTP in just a few minutes!! We need all blogville to cross all 4 legs for good test results
Madi your bfff

Angus said...

No big 'C' . That's got to be good news. We're all counting on the results coming back with upbeat news!

Ruby said...

Oh Mitch, my brudder, I gots my AirePaws crossed real tight for you!!!! I hopes the dogtor can figure out how to make you better. I'm sendin' you tons of POTP and healin' vibes and AireZens!!!!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥♥

Sidney Hardie said...

Aw, Mitch! I sure hope they can figure out how to help you! AireHugs.

Jeanne Pursell said...

We sure are glad to hear that you don't have the "C" word. That is very good news. Now, if they can just figure out exactly what it is that is causing the problem. We are very glad that you have been to see the best docs and hope that they can get to the bottom of this as soon as possible. Sending lots of POTP for you Mitch. We are sure that Molly is beside herself seeing you in pain. Hugs to you all. xo Chloe and LadyBug

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hope your tummy furs grow back before the snows! We'll keep our paws crossed that the vet finds it isn't the serious kind AND that it can be treated (or maintained.)

rottrover said...

Hi Mitch! We're sending rottie kisses and BIG sized POTP. We hope you're feeling the betterment soon!

-Ruby and Otto

FinleytheWestie said...

Sending big hugs and loads of Power of the Paw to heal ya up, Mitch... prayin' fur yer recovfurry...

Dory and the Mama said...

We are sending tons of POTP that they will be able to find out the best way to get you feeling better soon, Mitch!!
Big Hugs!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh Mitch I am praying for you. We want you well and happy.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh Mitch, we love you so much and want the tests to come back with some answers and some ways to make you better. We will cross our paws for all good news. Many hugs.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning and Mom too

Nellie with Nancy said...

Oh Mitch, Trixie and I are sending you so much Love💜
We are hoping for good results for your tests and are very relieved you do not have that awful "C" word💜
Nancy and Trixie

Sully said...

Mitch, I've got my paws crossed and praying for good news.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Whitley Westie said...

Sendin ya lotsa POTP!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mitch and molly its dennis the vizsla dog hay i hope yoo git gud nooz frum us heer in the mithikal land of kalifornya!!! we ar sending lots of tail wags yore way!!! ok bye

Idaho PugRanch said...

Dear Mitch - we have all our pug paws crossed that the tests will figure out what you need to get feeling better
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

KB Bear said...

Oh Mitch. I'm so sorry that the pred wasn't magic (it wasn't magic for me either so maybe they're lying to all of us). I am so glad that there was no C in you. Every finger and paw is crossed in this house that you have something that is very treatable. I hate hearing about you not feeling well. A big hug for you and your family, sweet Mitch.

Milo and Jet said...

Sending you much Power Of The Paw :) Milo & Jet

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Mitch
I know your not feeling well.. Its sad for all of us to hear- because we love you so much.
Your pawrents are the best pawrents in the world to take you to a bigger clinic,, with specialists. They will find what is wrong Mitch,, I just know it,, and be able to make you better.
I feel sad that you did not want to go on a walkie,,,
But I am hoping soon you will feel better.
Blogville is circling around you and your family right now,,
can you feel the love?
I sent some magic bubbles to you,,,, I hope you find them,.
I love you
love
tweedles

Ojo said...

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Oh no, do not lose yourself! That is many pounds missing! Where did they go? I hope they come back!!!

I hope the Central people can help you. In the meantime we are sending you many licks and wags!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mitch I am crossing paws and sending lots of love and licks. I hope you feel better soon.


Ziggy Out!!

MilitaryPugWife said...

Sending prayers and pug hugs!! xxoo MaddiethePug and BabyBelle Pug

Marley said...

PTL no "C" word! Focus on the good news, Mitch, and stay pawsitive. PTL your pawrents took you to a specialist. PTL fur grows back eventually. So, lots of things to sing praises about. All that weight loss is not good, but your peeps and the vet specialists will figure it out.
Keep u sposted!
Licks,
Marley

Gus said...

Mitch Man: All paws crossed here for you! Teka even says that she will donate some of her avoirdupois to the cause if it is needed. Whatever that is?

We agree with your Mom and Dad about the aire cut. We have seen better results done with an old sewing scissors! Hope it grows out fast and you get the results you are hoping for.

Gus and Teka in Terrier Solidarity

Millie and Walter said...

We're sorry to hear you're still not feeling well. We are keeping our paws crossed for you.

Millie and Walter said...

We're sorry to hear you're still not feeling well. We are keeping our paws crossed for you.

Murphy said...

Oh, we sure hope those tests come back and you can get an effective treatment and get better!! Sending you POTP!!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Susie Q said...

Keeping everything crossed that the results will be good. Keep warm and lots of hugs. Susie & Treacle xx

Sue said...

It makes our Mom so sad to read this. She thinks about those days with Samba and wishes she never heard the word myositis. Hang in there buddy.
Fudge and the Portie Pack

Jans Funny Farm said...

Hey, Mitch, we're sorry you haven't been feeling well. We hope the tests results will help get you started on the road to feeling better! It's no fun being sick.

The Army of Four said...

Mitch, we're sorry to hear the pred wasn't working - but are so glad your mom and dad took you to a specialist! The NO CANCER part was really great news -- now we'll pray for the better kind of myositis!
I understand about the tummy. :( You still look really handsome to me!!!
Cammie!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh poor guy. And they did shave so much! I sure do hope they can
can find out how to help him. I sure do hope he's feeling better soon.
And ready for walkies. We've prayed many prayers through the years for our animals and I know God hears them. We'll be praying for sweet Mitch. XXOO

Helen said...

We got our paws crossed for you Mitch! Hopefully you gets a good diagnosis and you gets better. And your furs back too! Lots of licks from your pals Beckett and Keltic.

Daisy said...

We have all our fingers and toes crossed for you Mitch (and that's a LOT!) and Daisy is sending out especially powerful Havachon healing prayers to you.

Marty the Manx said...

POTP coming your way from all of us Mitch!!!!
Marty and the Gang

scottiechronicles.com said...

Oh boy...sending you lots of pawsitive vibes my friend. No "C" - yippee! Mend well and soon. Stuart

stellaroselong said...

Mitch I am sorry we are late in reading this but we sure hope you are feeling better. I know your parents are worried about you, and I am sending a special prayer up to the heavens in hopes that you will get good news back...hugs stella rose and moma

Dexter said...

Mitch,
I'm sorry to read that you have been feeling poorly. I sure hope that you can get all fixed up by that vet guy. Yard walkies can be quite enjoyable. Any chance to get your mind off your worries by snuffling about in the leaves, right?

Paws crossed here.

Kisses,
Dexter