Are you near some wood? Because, you'll need to knock on it in about 87 seconds.
I, Corbin Monkey W, have been ouchie free for 6 (SIX) weeks!
Now, of course, I couldn't go see Dr. Mike for a check up without having some sort of new issue. Well, some of you who have read my blog for a while might remember how I used to wag my tail super fast and super hard and spilt it open... well, my Happy Tail is back.
Woah! Is that a murder scene?! Nope, just Corbee's happy tail.
I mean, sometimes when I do it real good and I'm still waggin, I can get blood on the ceiling! Yep, the momma sure loves cleaning it when it gets up there. It goes on the table, the windows, the counter, cabinets, fridge... everywhere. Heather even found some on the inside of her cup last weekend! BOL! Drink my blood, lady.
Ut oh... you don't think Dr. Mike is going to take my tail, do you?
Well, Dr. Mike came in and gave me a good, long look. He said I'm looking good, overall! Then, he checked out my happy tail and said "Well, at least he's happy again!" Truth, Dr. Mike. Truth. I AM super happy again! So, he called to one of his tech ladies to get some stuff to wrap my tail up. When she came in she ask Dr. Mike if he needed help, and ya know what he said? Now, keep in mind, Dr. Mike is a little afraid of pit bulls... but he said "Nope, this is the only pit bull in the whole wide world that I'm not afraid of." Yep, that's me!
I'm a lover.
So, Dr. Mike wrapped my tail up real good and I barely even knew there was a wrap on it! Hopefully this will give it time to heal up good so it'll stop splitting open every time I hit it.
Do you see it? That white spot at the end of my tail, that's my new wrap.
Which, I took off this morning, but it lasted for a whole 12 hours rather than 12 seconds!
All and all, it was a great vet visit! We decreased my prednisone again, so now I'm only on 5mg, twice a day! And as long as my ouchies stay away, in 3 more weeks I'll go down to 5mg ONCE a day! Then, in 3 more weeks, 5mg every other day! And then, 3 weeks after that, I might be able to stop completely, and as soon as I'm off of the prednisone for 3 weeks, we'll do another ultrasound on my heart to make sure that's working okay, then we can start weaning my heart medications!
It'll be a long process, but hopefully by the end of the year, I'll be off of all of my medications and even though we never figured out what was causing my ouchies, hopefully we'll never have to!
The best part of my great vet visit? The momma stopped and got me a cheeseyburger on the way home!
One cheeseyburger, hold the onions.
Mom, I hear you saying I only get a few bites.... wtf.
I'll fix that.......
**Momma note: Corbin doesn't usually get cheeseburgers, especially after his scare with pancreatitis... so when he's really super well behaved, he gets a few bites... when I turned my back for .5 seconds to answer Adam's question about why he doesn't get onions, BAM. No trace of the cheeseburger. Looks like we'll be working on that "leave it" command.