Friday, January 22, 2016

Another Taper

Dad and mom took me to see my vet again and he weighed me and I'm still 63 pounds, which is good.   I stopped losing weight - yay!   He put yellow dye in my eye and turned off all of the lights in the examining room and shined a blue light into my eye and it glowed green.   I still have the ulcer so the antibiotic eye drops and the gooey eye gel have to continue.   It sure takes a long time for this stuff to work its way out of my eye.
They stole my blood and the results are back and I'm doing okay, holding my own and I'm in partial remission.  I got another taper on my prednisone.  Fingers and paws are crossed that I don't go backwards.

I got to spend some alone time with mom while Molly and dad played tennis ball in the workshop.  Actually, dad works and Molly begs him to throw the ball.  She is so obsessive about it!

I remember the treat machine, mom!  How nice to be able to push the handle and eat my own rewards without "someone" stealing them from me!
 I sure like sharing time with you without Molly, mom.  It's fun☺
Love ya lots♥


Teddy said...

Glad for the reduction in prednisone and the good blood work! So glad you are on the mend.

Julie said...

Great news, well done Mitch, big hugs!
So you got to play wiv TREAT machines ALL on you own...woohoo! And YUM, YUM!
You are soooo clever working that certainly deserve the TREAT fur that!(although it does make me laffs a bit, the thought of you working the handle and Molly nicking the treat, hehe!)
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Dexter said...

I had that stuff in my eyeball and it came out my snooter when I sneezed. No fun.
Glad you're feeling better. Private mom time with noms always helps.


Cowspotdog said...

every now and again it is nice to spend one on one time with the Mom or Dad - especially when you don't have to fight for the treats they give :) We sure hope things continue to improve for you

Susie said...

I am so glad you are doing well Mitch. Paws crossed that things get much better and not backwards. Get as many treats as you can while Molly is out playing. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Susie x

Angus said...

Mitch - Sounds like good news.

My Mind's Eye said...

Mitch sweet handsome friend what wonderful news!! You know I know I'm partial but I think you look mighty fine with green eyes or w/o just as long as I see your sweet face.
MOL MOL you sis makes you do all the work and she gets the treats. WTG Molly she is a Diva too
Hugs Madi your bfff
PS thus far we are having sleet...burr and now some freezing rain which is the worst. It freezes on tree branches...booo
at least all our jolly green giant pines are out of our yard now

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

EXCELLENT News Mitch!! GOOD fur YOU.
OMD you gotted your Grrrreat treat dispenser thingy out... WE Love seeing you do that...
AND you had the Treat TOY thingy out TOO???? Don't cha just LOVE that thingy? We really enjoy OURS...

Two French Bulldogs said...

We are keeping all our feets crossed for you. Hope those medicines work
Lily & Edward

The Gang at LLB said...

One on one Mama time is my favorite too, Mitch!! We are all keeping our fingers crossed and sending POTP that you continue to do better and better!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Paws crossed you just keep improving! Being the ONLY dog sometimes is fantastic.

Idaho PugRanch said...

One on One time is sooo nice. We will keep our fingers crossed that things stay going good for you Mitch
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Mitch,,
Your eye is getting better,, it just takes time! And I am so glad your not loosing anymore weights.. Your doing sooo good!
I know how special your time with your mom was,, and the treat machine too! Good for you!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great news, Mitch!!! We sort of like that green eye too. We hope the ulcer clears up soon. Meanwhile one-on-one time with Mom is great, especially when it involves treats.

Woos- Ciara and Lightning

C.L.W.STEP said...

We hope you eye problems go away soon. Take good care!

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Mitch ..... I'm real glad you got such a good report from the Vet bloke. That's real good to hear. AND one on one time with your Mom sounds good too. I always have one on one time with my Mum and it's real good but just sometimes I wish I had a sister like you do.

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Mitch, hope that everything will turn out fine.

parlance said...

Mitch, it's lovely to hear your medication is being tapered. Good on you and your strong body for fighting this illness. Stay well, and stay happy. Enjoy your private time.

Ojo said...

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! We are glad you are doing okay! Keep up the good work! And hurray for treat machines!

bichonpawz said...

Great news! We hope you continue to improve and get off that awful prednisone...mama has to take it sometimes and she does NOT like it!

We have that very same puzzle!! Isn't one on one with mama the BEST??

Hope you keep feeling better!!

Sweet William The Scot said...

You finally got the hang of the treat machine. Maggie always pushed it for both of you. Keep getting better Mitch.
Sweet William The Scot

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Big hugs and our paws up for you, Mitch!! We hope that things will improve continuously!
Ah we love the treat machine. Pawsome idea.

Momo & Pinot xoxo

The Army of Four said...

I'm so glad you're holding your own!
And I know you love your little sister, but we ALL need a little "alone" time, don't we? Trust me, I TOTALLY understand that one!

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mitch its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is gud nooz!!! keep taypering my frend!!! alone time is the best isnt it??? i wish i had mor of it with mama insted of havving to shayr her with saya all the time now!!! ok bye

Unknown said...

Glad to hear you're doing well dear boy! The best of times being had, by the look of it! We love you too Mitch. Ros and Oscar x

Wyatt said...

That is happy news, Mitch! And you sure look chipper and happy and that makes us happy :)
Wyatt and Tegan