|Dis is my special fwiend Bonnie da Westie. She libes ober da Ocean, far, far aways frum me here in California, USA. I'll be posting updates on her status as soon as I gets dem frum hur. She is a very sick little gurl. I prayes tu God ebery nite dat he watches ober hur and keeps hur in his loven arms and takes care ob hur..She's gots a wonderful Mom dat luvs hur bery, bery, bery much. Hur Mom is taken wonderful care ob hur. I've also added a link tu Bonnie's fund waizer on my Blog.|
Status as of January 26, 2015
01/26/2015by H Case Hello my dearest fwends.
Da vet has juz phoned muvva wif me Cushings results. First off pleeze accept apologies for bad typin but me muvva bit upset at da moment an can't see da keys properly to type.
Da test was positive. I duz haf Cushings. Dey can't tell by da test me had if it Pituitary or Adrenal, but da outcome just da same except one makes yoo life shorter dan de other one, but dey both not good. I could haf another test to tell which one me got, but dere's not much point really, as it won't alter anyfing, and muvva sez me been thru and gotta go thru so much it not fair on me.
Sally da vet sed muvva has to go to collect my medication tomorrow, and it will be dispensed 4 weekly. After 3 weeks muvva got to take me back to da vet for another ACTH blood test to check if they giving me the right dose, as they are starting me on a low level of Vetoryl first. If yoo haz too strong a dose it can cause an Addison's seizure or summit. So has to be done gradually and carefully wif good communication between muvva and da vet so me dunt get Addisons syndrome (seizure). So muvva gonna be doing a 100 mile round trip evfurry month to pick me meds up and take me for me tests evfurry so often. But she wud drive to end of da werld for me.
Once dey got dose right, and after few more ACTH tests to check dey haf over da next few months, I only haf to haf da ACTH test evfurry 6mths then.
I will haf to stay on da medication for da rest of me life, however long dat gonna be, and it quite expensive, but vet lady sed not as expensive as a big doggy's meds wud be, so bein a ickle terrier haz its benefits eh?
Da bad news is, cuz of me other health issues, and me SARDS (blindness), dat da prognosis is not good for da long term.
Da vet sed sum dogs can go on to live 6 mths to 2-3yrs and sumtimes little bit longer wif Cushings, but all depends on dere overall health and other health problems/issues.
Doggies wif poor health and ovver health issues, it usually 6mths to a year with treatment, but vet lady sed I cud last a bit longer, dere's no telling. And I iz a fighter!
Needless to say mum is tryin so hard to be strong for me, and I know she is devastated and really upset but she promises to be stronger for me and to make whatever time I haf, however long or short dat gonna be, da bestest life ever.
Pleeze dunt be sad my fwends, I haz a good life wif mum filled with love, and I haz all yoo wonderful pals and hoomans who love me vewy much and will be wif me da rest of my journey. And wot time we got togevva you and me, is gonna be full of love and lafter, cus life too short to be miseruble. xxxx
I promise I will fight hard and will still help other doggies if me can, and help muvva make dat website for disabled and poorly doggies and dere hoomans so wen hoomans upset and need information for dere furbabies dey not got to hunt round da interweb like wot muvva had to.
Muvva got to get ready for appointment herself for 3pm at her docs cos she got asthma check up and also got ear infection. What a grate pair we iz eh?
I will keep dis page going an keep updating yoo all on how we getting on wif da treatment and stuff.
I love you my fwends, you haf been such a support to us and still are. It's gonna be a rocky old road but togevva it won't seem so bad.
Lots of love
Bonnie, Mojo and Muvva
- I don'ts knows where Goobie comes frum but dats what Mom and Papa calls me!
I love walks wiff my Mom ands my sissy Pickie, barkin ands sniffin ebery night fur tha Ratcoons, stockin, diggin fur gufer (I likes tu pounce on tha holes), rides wiffs Mom or Papa, hangin my head outs tha window tu feels tha wind in my hair, helpin Mom in tha garden and yard diggin and chasin tha neighbur's cats.
I luvs my Mom and Papa vury much! I goes everyware wiffs Papa ins his truck. I gets to sits on his lap ands hangs my head out tha winda all tha time. Mom says I is Papa's lil gurl and I b spoiled!
Papa ands I go downs tu the riber tu see alls tha fishermen friends, tu Grandma Mary's, to Papa's cuzin's house tu gets woods tu delivers and a lots of ober places tu.
Yur fwriend Frisbee Bradley