My Man: He is getting better but will be home longer than the humans thought - he was going to leave me on Friday but not anymore. He had another thing of old blood come out last week but it was by the one my woman has been putting stuff in so the surgeon cut it open so it made 1 big hole.
The one where old blood came out where the surgical drain was now has a bandaid over it.
He has 2 appointments this week - 1 with his people vet and 1 with his surgeon.
Me: I've been keeping my man exercised so he stays healthy.
I saw my vet eye doctor and she says I have something called Corneal Endothelial Degeneration which means the pump cells that keep fluid from building up in my corneas are having problems. I have NSAID eye drops I take twice a day for that and may need a salt ointment to get rid of the extra fluid if it gets worse. The rest of my eye diseases were doing good. I have to take my steroidal eye drop once a day for my Pannus. The corneal disease can't use steroids because it can cause water blisters to form and my Pannus needs steroids!
I had the rest of my annual. My vet came out to draw blood and recheck the lump on my gum and the one behind my shoulder. Neither lump had grown so we're watching them. I got put on Zyrtec because I have started having some issues that appear to be due to the pollen this year. I sound like I'm breathing underwater if my head is down or turned a certain way and have been bringing up lots of mucus and hocking something up that I chew. It goes away when the pollen count is low. So we all think my megaesophagus pocket is collecting my post-nasal drip and causing the raspy sounds when my head is a certain way. My people have started giving me 1 Zyrtec in the morning and 2 in the afternoon since my vet said I could take 2-3. That way, if I have the mucus stuff, I have a better chance of getting at least some of my Zyrtec in my system before it wears off from the day before.
I saw my rehab vet and got so worked up I had the breathing stuff. She did a bunch of acupuncture and had them do cold laser on my whole spine. The person after me forgot to bring the dog so the rehab vet came back while we were waiting for the laser to get set up and fed me some cheese from their fridge!
The pollen count is pretty high today but I'm doing pretty good so far.
I get to go swimming on Saturday!
My Woman: Still alive.
I know I haven't been around much but 3 weeks ago my man had some problems and ended up having emergency surgery. My woman said something about "hernias" and "bowel" and "strangulation."
He's getting all better and was home 3 days later. I've been helping take care of him until he can go back to work.
When I have time, I'll post some pictures and stuff!