Thursday, May 23, 2013

Health Update!

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!


  1. Corbin!! We are soooo glad you're feeling the betterment! Dude. You and I have SO much in commonalities!! I wish we culd run and play and spaz-out together!!


  2. Those photos are priceless -- you have such great expressions Corbin!! The nakey one is my favorite.

  3. BOL!!! The last pic is priceless! Good luck with the lobster tail, so glad you had a nice doctor's visit!!!

  4.'re so funny! I's so hap-pee to hear how good you're feelin! Sorry bout the lobster though. Maybe Mom can fix you another one.

  5. YIPPPPPEEEEEE, CORBIN!!! That's some of the very best news I've ever ever heard. I know your momma must feel so super relieved. And, well, I'm sorry abouts the "passing through" thing but...heehee!...that last picture made me laugh. (Sorry about that but...heehee!)

    Wiggles & Wags,

  6. Laughing hysterically (not AT you!)! Glad the lobster left you quickly!!

  7. So your TALE about the lobster TAIL... worked out OK.. In THE END.
    THAT is super!

  8. We're so happy to hear you are feeling so good. Keep it up.

    Millie & Walter

  9. Oh poor Corbin! What you have been through! Glad you're doing OK buddy. Sounds like your mom is taking super good care of you.

  10. Good news all around - except maybe the lobster tail but it did make us smile. Dud you are looking seriously handsome!

  11. Oh Corbin! I'm SO happy that your heart and back are BOTH doing so fine and strong. Blue skies ahead for you, buddy!

    And yeah, I totally know what you mean about coming out not being NEARLY as fun as going in. Ugh. :( Next time your momma just needs to feed you your lobster pawsonally instead of making you scrounge for it, and you won't have this problem.

  12. Oh Corbin that last one made us giggle! Sorry. Glad you are doing better.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  13. I think your trash looks kinda pretty. So glad you got such a good report. Hurray!

  14. Wee is so happisome yor heart is doin goodly Corbin , dat must bee a relief fur yor Mom. Wee neva gets to try garbage dinners cos our garbages is kept high ups butt it sure smells yummy

    Da K Krew

  15. I'm glad the Corbin is better and got good news from the vet :) But the last picture had me laughing so hard, I've seen that expression on our dogs faces, priceless.

  16. Howdy Corbin. So glad your Vet visit went well and everything sounds good. Sorry, but we laughed at your lobster tail tale and the ending it had. Your last photo made mum squeeeeeeeeeeee REALLY LOUD! Mum sends you a smoochie kiss for the sad face. Take care Studly. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  17. What super fantastic news!!! We've been so worried about you with all your ouchies. Your mom person & Dr. Mike did a great job making you better.

    I will keep the lobster story in mind, as you do not look very happy in that last photo!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  18. Corbin, that last photo is just priceless!!! We are rollin' on the floor. Sorry, mate.

    Fantastic news. Now you just keep on gettin' well. We think we hear sighin' from all your girls around the world.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  19. I'm glad you're doing so well, but I'm awful sorry you don't get to eat more lobster!

  20. Oh gosh - I love that last picture! I'm so sorry you had a rough time, but glad you are better! Maybe next time you can convince your Mom to peel the lobster?


  21. We have to agree with all - that last pic is just priceless - the flashy beast truly captured your feeling:( Sorry about the expulsion of the lobster tail. BUT we are ecstatic about your great medical update. Way to go, Corbin.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. That is such good news Corbin!!! More lobster for everyone!

  23. That is such FABulous news Corbee!!! I must say you are lookin' quite handsome and fit. And Ma always says, if your feelin' good enough to gets into troubles, your feelin' pretty good!
    Now, where's the rest of that Lobster? I gots the butter and the beers...

  24. Corbin, I am so happy that you are feeling so good!! I have never had lobster, I hope I get to try it someday.

    Loveys Sasha

  25. So great to hear the great news Corbin!! We are so happy for you and will even get the cats to throw in a few extra prayers that you keep getting better! :)

  26. Hello Corbin,

    That's a lot of great news and we are happy that you are doing as good as you look. Hooray for Corbin! We really love your last photo, too!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  27. You dussnt kno ow appy it make me to see that you is gettin off them meds my pal....i did ave to take too many of em befaw I went OTRB last year and they was the curse of my last days...furst thing typist did when he got back ome after I was gone was hurl the pill tray in the trash...he said it was da one fing he could not bear to ave in the ouse one minnit longer....BOOOOOOO to pills....HURRAY for bein better

  28. We are so happy to hear that you're feeling better, Corbin! You are such a character! hehe

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  29. That is great news. You will be back in champion cracker dog form soon.


  30. So glad you got good news

    Stop on by for a visit

  31. Mmmm Lobster...can't blame you Corbin. Glad it didn't make you really sick. Glad to hear you are doing good and we are most glad to see your happy face!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie