A few weeks ago I went to visit Dr. Mike again for a check up and so he could see my handsome face. As the momma was getting ready to leave, she heard an unsettling sound from the kitchen. Do you know what that sound was???
I tried to get some goodies off the counter and knocked all of this stuff over. I also knocked the garbage over and as the momma walked into the kitchen and put her shocked face on, I swallowed a lobster tail from dinner that I found in the garbage!!! Swallowed it whole! The WHOLE thing, donw my throat and into my belly!! Lots of HBO words were said, but sure was worth it... until later in this story. So, in the car we went to to vets.
But, momma, you forgot to give me MY lobster at dinner.
So, I had to find my own. If you had been a good momma
in the first place and given me my own lobster...
this wouldn't have happened!
All my girlfriends were there and gave me lots of lovin's while I waited for Dr. Mike. Then, do you know who's voice I heard?! It was my Grandma Lynda!!!! I heard her all the way down the hall and I went bonkers. I was so excited. She was there with Greta for her yearly check up. I was so excited, did I say that? So, Grandma Lynda and Greta hung out with me in the waiting room until it was time for Dr. Mike. My girlfriends got a kick out of seeing me all lovey with my little doxie girl.
HEY! I know that voice coming from the hallway!
Then it was time for Dr. Mike. Now, when I saw Dr. Mike, I was down to 5mg of Prednisone once a day (started at 20mg twice a day), 2.5mg of my Vetmedin heart med once a day (started at 7.5mg twice a day), and 5mg of my Enacard heart med twice a day (hasn't changed). Plus, twice daily I get Welactin fishy oils and Glycoflex to keep my legs feeling good. Now, for those of you that don't know my history, you can catch up HERE when the momma did a recap of my ouchies, heart and meds.
Do you think Dr. Mike will come with good news?
Dr. Mike came in and said I looked great! Handsome as ever! He said my muscle tone was great, my weight was good (although, he agreed I needed more lobster! Ok, maybe he didn't say that, but it's my blog and I'm telling you that's what he said), and my coat looked good too. Then, he listed to my heart and said it sounded really great and strong! That's GOOD NEWS! So, with my heart sounding good, he said we could stop my Vetmedin all together and follow up with a heart ultrasound on a few days. He also said that my lobster tail should either come back up or pass through.
Uh, what does that mean..... pass through?
I went back and hung out with Dr. Mike and my girlfriend Jamie for a day last week to have my heart ultrasound done. I was so super good, they didn't even have to give me sleepy medicine! Dr. Mike said my heart looks GREAT! All of my readings are back to normal, except for one that actually decreased in function just a tiny bit since last year. He wasn't too worried, but wanted to keep me on my Enacard for a while longer before we started weaning that.
All and all, great news about my health!
The momma also told Dr. Mike that I've been walking with my back pack. She kind of went all spazzy because she realized she started walking me with the back pack before talking to Dr. Mike about it, but he said my back looks really strong and the muscles around my spine looked great and it's probably because of my back pack! And, he was also really happy to hear that I'm totally back to my super crazy, energetic, mischievous self!
I also found out what Dr. Mike meant about my lobster tail passing through....
Not nearly as fun and enjoyable as swallowing it!