Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Good and Not so Good

First of all - thank you all so much for all of the crossed paws and POTP!  It really and truly does work!

The good news is that I don't have Lyme disease - yes, I was tested again.   I saw my vet on Monday morning and he gave my leg a very thorough work out.    He thinks maybe I could have a sprain?  Mom and dad both think that the disease is progressing but they really don't like to think about that too much.  It makes them sad.
I got another small taper on my prednisone and I'm taking gabapentin again.  The first time around, I had no reaction to three pills per day.   This time it's making me loopy and drowsy and very unsteady on my feets.  I keep bashing into things and I can't come downstairs by myself.  The peeps are very afraid that I'll tumble down and land on my head. 

The better news is that my vet called yesterday and I can decrease the number of times per day that I take gabapentin if the loopiness continues. 

I have to rest lots and no walkies for me until I improve.  

Last night, we helped mom make dinner.    She made ravioli with a broccoli, mushroom  and spinach topping.
 You can clearly see that I'm so "drunk" on that stoopid pill that I'm not even close to snagging that piece of broccoli!
 Molly had no problem with the spinach.  And our evil mom wouldn't like us have a mushroom!
 But we did score a mouthful of the ravioli☺
Yummmmmmmmmmmm~~
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

26 comments:

Julie said...

Dear sweet Mitch I is still sending you tons of POTP to help fight off those loopy pills effect, take good care handsome fella
Now, about that yum, yum, droooooolish tea…..er……ever thought about inviting a Princess to tea 'cos that pasta dish looked AMAZING!!!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

The Daily Pip said...

Well, first I'm glad you don't have Lyme Disease. I hope the decrease in meds help you feel a bit more steady on your feet. Sending you all kinds of love and support and good wishes! XXOO

That food sure looks yummy. My people that green stuff, but I have never tried it.

Madi and Mom said...

Mitch...you are the bravest 'Dale with the bestest peeps in the world.
Hang in there good buddy I'm sure with your peeps TLC and your vet you'll be feeling much better lickety split and will be out walking soon.
Molly my Mom loves spinach too and OMCs that supper looks delicious.
Your mom is a gourmet cook for sure.
Hugs madi your bfff

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Reilly too is on Gabapentin but it doesn't seem to affect him - he is on 300 mg a day. We sure hope you get to feeling better - it is no fun at all not being able to go out for walkies

Gus said...

Missing out on walkies would be a bummer! We hope your legs get steadier soon.

The Army of Four said...

We will continue to send tons of prayers your way! We're very glad it's not Lyme!
Our great-sister Ammy used to LOVE spinach! I like it OK, too, but broccoli!?!? I LOVE IT!!!! I go a bit crazy for it! YUM!!!
Cammie!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Tell mom to send us a some loot and don't give it to the docster. We know it's a sprain cause I went through sprains and surgeries. Now you listen to me kid, no running, jumping climbing for 4 days. Tiny walks.
Lily (& Edward)

Bocci said...

Mitch, we are sending you pawsitive vibes and hugs from Ohio! We hope this new round of medication adjustments helps you:-)

And by the way, the ravioli looks amazing! (I love my broccoli, too!)

Earl Lover said...

We are sending many, many warm hugs!

Momo and Pinot said...

We're barking for a good news and we'll be sending more hugs and kisses!

Oh, your mom's ravioli looks SO good. She's a super chef!!

Take care,
Momo & Pinot xo

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

GLAD that this is not LYME Disease.... and that you can cut down on the LOOPY Pill...
Awwwwwww Darn it Buddy... we are soooo sorry that you are feelin all squirrelly and stuffs... We have our PAWS CROSSED fur you to get MUCH better Quickly... and that it is ONLY A SPRAIN... and we are also sending you 87 TONS of POTP.

Robin Whiskers said...

POTP for y'all!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Dearest Mitch we are really sorry about the wobbly stuff, and we know that is worrisom for your peeps. Hazel takes gabapentin too for her neck pain. She takes a liquid form cause she is so little the pill dose is not small enough. Mom & Dad have noticed she is not as steady on her feet sometimes. We hope things can get figured out so you are not so loopy.
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Well, good on the no lyme news, especially given where you live. But bummer on the meds making you loopy. We hope the lowering of the dose helps. Those ravioli look very tasty. We think we might like the spinach but would pass on the mushrooms.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Whitley Westie said...

Sendin POTP!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh poor guy. I hope it all works out well. I know how hard it is to figure out. I'm going to work Monday. (thought it was this week but hr lady has strep) at a vets office. I wish I could ask them for help!
Maybe I'll pick up some pointers. I'll keep my eyes and ears open.
Daisy had mashed potatoes with her supper tonight. HeHe.
Enjoy your Thursday. BTW. I just wrote a story. If you have a chance come over and help me write the ending!
XXOO

Dory and the Mama said...

Boy...you got a bite of ravioli?? NOM!!

We are glad it's not lyme disease too, and we're sending our POTP that your loopies go away very soon!!

C.L.W.STEP said...

The food looks extra yummy! But we are hoping you feel better soon. I must be terrible taking all that medicine.

Millie and Walter said...

We will keep our paws crossed that you feel better soon Mitch. You are so lucky because we've never had a taste of ravioli.

tweedles said...

Hi Mitch. I sure hope thatyou get to feeling better soon. its no fun being all loopy feeling. Your pawrents and doctor are taking such good care of you. i will send you some more Potp!!
love
tweedles

Barbara said...

I've missed you guys! I'm trying to catch up on everyone's blog. I'm sorry I've missed that you've been sick, and I hope you're feeling better. Please tell Molly hi for me too.

love,
barbara

KB Bear said...

Oh Mitch - we are sending you POTP. We want you to feel better. That's all we want. Hang in there, all of you, and I hope that Mitch feels better very soon.

Teesha and Bindie said...

Mums is cleaning ups the blog and saw you been wobbly, sorry to hear about that, Mums made a band with fluffy fabric and a cotton strap on each side so she could helps steady Ailsa on steps and things or ifs she was having trouble getting up, it was nice and soft so she could sleep in its. Anyways hope you feeling better now.

Teddy said...

Mitch, I'm just catching up. Sorry for the bad news and praises for the good news. I hope you feel better soon and not loopy.

Susie Q said...

We are thinking lots about you Mitch and hoping that you get back on your feet again soon, good news about the Lyme. Your dinner looks really yummy but I am the only one in our home who loves broccoli and spinach and mushrooms so I will have to make this when I am home alone. Hugs, Susie & Treacle xx

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Mitch ..... that's no good mate!! Hope you feeling a bit better real soon. It's no fun having the wobbly's and feeling tired all the time. Sending lots of POTP from downunder your way!! Take care Mitch and keep eating your greens. They are VERY good for you I'm told.