Archive for December, 2007

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I have been kind of MIA lately, just busy healing up still, getting ready for Christmas and dealing with our new kitty and Sasha’s Cushings. We are hosting Christmas as well, so I have been busy preparing for that. I can’t wait, prime rib, roasted potatoes, yummy creamed spinach, corn casserole, salad, homemade cookies and fudge! What more can you ask for??? I am also going to try out the Pioneer Woman Cooks Olive Bread as an appetizer, it looks fab!

Sasha is holding her own, she has to urinate several times every night, so poor Brian has been sleeping on the couch with the dogs and I am upstairs with the kitten. It is kind of rough, but the best we can do right now. We might try those weewee pads later for her. It is just sad, she has gone downhill so quickly. She still has energy and whatnot, but I can see a big change.

And now our older dog Nala is showing aging signs, she no longer wakes up immediately when we come home, she sleeps like the dead. I am hoping it is just her hearing (she is almost 13), but I am not sure. I know they are old and we have been lucky, but it isn’t easy to deal with, especially this time of year.

10 years ago on Saturday is when we lost Brian’s mom and dad in a plane crash, along with 2 neighbors. They were coming back from Florida to their airport community home in Illinois and encountered icing and went down about 3 miles from home. It was the hardest time in our lives and we will never get over it I am sure. That is partially why Sasha being sick is so hard on us, she was their puppy originally. Clyde & Chris you are forever missed.

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Just got off the phone with the vet and the medication made no change at all.  She will be speaking with the internist and we will see what other options there are, but we will probably just be discontinuing all treatments at this point and see what happens.  She isn’t in pain and you wouldn’t know she was sick from looking at her.  I am just worried about liver failure and other things.  I can’t even begin to express how I feel right now.  When it rains it pours I guess.  Off to snuggle my poor Sasha.

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For her ACTH stimulation re-test.  Here’s hoping that it comes back telling us that the medication is working for her and then we can just get on with our lives.  Cushing’s isn’t a death sentance and can be controlled by the medication.  Let’s just hope that is what it is and not an adrenal tumor, which we will know if the medication doesn’t work.

Fingers are crossed and prayers are being said.  I should have the results tomorrow afternoon-ish, they have to send them out.  I am trying to be positive, but it hasn’t been easy. She is just my little girl and I hate that she is ill.

Oh and yes, Bella the kitten is still here, she is making herself at home and driving the dogs nuts.  LOL!  No takers for her yet, but my husband just wants to keep her.  We shall see how my allergies do.  I talked to a no-kill rescue group that will help if needed, but I hate to do that, she is a sweetie and quickly becoming part of our crazy family.

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