Monday, March 12, 2007

Did you see that bus?!!


I didn't see it coming, but it hit me. Thrawn here, writing to give a 411 on how I'm feeling since there are some seniors out there who have asked. Here's a picture of me on Sunday night about 6 pm or so. Innocently helping Mom get some stuff off the mantle - I really try to be helpful like that.

Around 10:00 I was back like I was pre-meds where I didn't want to raise my head and just shuffled along while I walked. I hurt pretty bad and woke up even worse this morning. Mom called Dr. Bill and they decided on a new plan for me. She went and picked up another 10 days of pain pills for me to help right now. My brother Dakota started on Adequan injections in December for arthritis and Mom said he's really improved so now I'm going to start. For the next four weeks I have to go to Dr. Bill's two times a week for shots then after that just once a month forever. In the meantime I'll be on these pills.

Normal dogs could just stay on the pills and not have to do the shots, but since the meds are processed through my liver it's not good for me. I take 400 mg of Phenobarbital a day and it causes liver damage eventually so Dr. Bill is careful to avoid what he can.

When I go in on Wednesday I'm also having my quarterly bloodwork done to check my liver levels and we're going to try Potassium Bromide again for my seizures. It will take at least three months with my Phenobarbital to get the levels up so I can start taking less Phenobarb to control my seizures which will help save my liver long term. This is so complex. I just hope it works and I can keep feeling young again!

Sorry this post is boring and lacking my usual wit. I'm just worried about feeling better for good and not good one day then bad the next. Ya know? It's kind of hard to be a bad ass when I can't get up in the morning and then I have to deal with Mom's eyes leaking.

Pondering life - Thrawn

6 comments:

Jasper said...

OOOuuhhh Thrawn...I am so sorry you have not been feeling good...and that your Momma's eyes have been leaking. We are thinking of you here in Arkansas...and wish you well.
Jasper

Luckie the Dachie said...

Aww Thawn, I hope your new meds work for you.
PS : Mom & I also hope your Mom gets well soon.

Stacey said...

Hey Thrawn,
Yeah well I will keep my
paws crossed that you will feel like
a young pup again.

Love and Licks
Texas (and his humans).

Suki said...

Thrawn, I am so sorry you are not feeling well again :( It breaks my heart to know you're in pain. A beautiful husky like you should not have to deal with that!

Be brave for your mommmy. You're a lucky dog to have such a nice mommy. So many mean people out there would not take such good care of your needs!

Dachsies Rule said...

Suki is right. If you have to have these problems, at least you have humans who care and are willing to help you feel better. You have a great mom. She loves you a lot and that is why her eyes leak. Our mom loves us and reading about your problems made her eyes leak! We hope Dr. Bill gets you all fixed up!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Ferndoggle said...

Aw Thrawn...it's hell gettin' old, ain't it? I've been pretty lucky so far (just some bladder issues) but my joints are getting creaky & sometimes I have a hard time seeing if it's not very bright. I know what you mean about you Mom having leaky eyes...sometimes I'll just be laying there & Mom turns on the waterworks! But I get lots of belly rubs when that happens so it's all good.

Hang in there Thrawn!

Your old buddy Sherman