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Medical Mumbo Jumbo

June 6th 2012 2:50 pm
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Me and Shakey wrote about our misadventures at the v-e-t but mine were way worse. The v-e-t poked and prodded around my eye, which doesn't have goop coming out of it anymore but it still annoying the heck outta me and I gotta paw at it. Grr! Mom's been giving me eyedroppies since then and that annoys me too. I dunno how my cousin Sam puts up with it all the time! Maybe if mom gave me more treats… Anypaw!

Cause I'm still model-thin, BOL, the v-e-t also tested my pee and blood yet again. I'm having trouble reading mom's notes here - you'd think a squirrel wrote this mess! So, ok, there was a little blood and a little protein in my pee, which would mean bladder stones, but I'm not having trouble peeing and I don't need to more than usual, so the v-e-t told mom to just keep an eye on my plumbing.

My ab-u-men level was still low "barely within normal", a 2.6, but it was up from a 2.4 from my results last month. V-e-t says that means I'm probably not losing protein in my urine or it’s not pawsistent at least.

My glob-u-len level was still high. Appawrently this can be a sign of increased antibodies which means something's stimulating my immune system.

My CPK levels are elevated.. mom wrote this is a muscle enzyme, and elevated levels mean something is acting on my muscles. The v-e-t said normal levels are between 300-900 and mine is 2900. Wow. Wait, mom wrote that the v-e-t told her he once saw a Jack Russell with CPK levels of 30,000, and that doggy had a rare disease in which the body attacks the muscle tissue. Poly-something or other. V-e-t says this can be diagnosed in a muscle biopsy, but since it's rare he doesn't recommend doing that now. Whew!

And one of my liver enzymes is up. But all my other vital signs are normal, so that's good.

V-e-t reminded mom that he and our howlistic v-e-t had noticed my lymph nodes are enlarged, which means my lymph nodes are being reactive, which means immune system is overreacting to something, and maybe a lymph node aspiration could tell them something.

Yah, there's a lot of vagueness here, both in mom's notes and what dots the v-e-t can connect. V-e-t says the gist of it is that I have a high CPK, I look and feel like I have muscle wasting (weight loss), and there's evidence of stimulation to my immune system, but there's no obvious reasons why. And the poly-whatever muscle disease is really rare so I dunno.

V-e-t recommended a lymph node aspiration in a couple weeks. Oh, and for mom to keep "pushing the groceries" and beef me up with treats (beef treats!).


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Barked by: HarleyDavidson THD, CGC (Dogster Member)

June 6th 2012 at 4:01 pm

You gots to eat lots and lots of food Miss Lacey. Now you be a brave girl when they do the aspiration and I gonna be right there in your heart when they do that. You are the most beautiful schnauzie girl I ever did see and you knows dat I lubs you. We sending lots of POTP for you and go ahead and have a burger right now.
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

June 6th 2012 at 6:41 pm

All those big words hurt my head. All I know is you gotta EAT, little lady! *starts rooting around in the fridge for food to send to Lacey*
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

June 7th 2012 at 3:11 am

whoa, that is alot going on, I sure hope that you feel better real soon!
Barked by: Duncan Fife (Dogster Member)

June 7th 2012 at 5:38 am

Lacey please eat more stuff. I'll even share a little of my food and treats with you, well maybe not the treats. Hope they figure out what the problem is. We'll be thinking of you. Now go and eat some steak or a chicken or maybe some lamb or better yet bacon or my favorite CHEEESE!
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

June 7th 2012 at 9:07 am

Beef treats? Sounds like a pretty good deal to me!

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