A Day in the Life of Justus!!

OH MY MUZZLE IS SORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 22nd 2009 2:25 pm
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I tell ya pups this has been the worst thing that has ever happened to me!!! See my muzzle? Well it hasn't looked that good for quite some time now!!! The muzzle area under my nose has been swollen and had open lesions off and on since I first moved to Tyler....and it has gotten better, then worse, then better, then worse, then better & then worse again. This time the vet took a sample from my tender muzzle area and sent it to some special scientists to test it and figure out what the heck is wrong with my sore muzzle!!! Well the results came back in pieces, first word was NO CANCER!!! Then they said NO PARASITES!!! Then they said NO AUTO-IMMUNE DEFICIENCY!!! Then they said it's FOOD ALLERGY - so eat this awful food that Mom says looks like Kix cereal which Mom never liked to eat either!!! LOL!!! Then my vet Dr Lancaster talked to Dr Crow in Dallas (Dr Crow is a specialist in veterinarian dermatology) and Dr Crow told Dr Lancaster that I have:

Reactive Histiocytosis - which is a non-cancerous dysregulatory process of the immune system. Not sure how that connects to auto-immune deficiency, but the vet says I don't have that. Weird that Leishmaniasis was mentioned in one of the write ups Mom read. But this has been omitted from his diagnosis..however, the next threat is Cushings Disease which is caused from taking the prednisone type drugs to manage the RH. So there are 2 kinds of this condition there is the Cutaneous Form (of the skin) and there is the Systemic Form (effects other organs). Mom still has to confirm with Dr Lancaster which type I have. FYI this is a condition that is quite common in the Bernese Mountain Dogs, Rottweilers, Golden and Labrador Retrievers and Irish Wolfhounds who all normally have the systemic kind.

But the good news is that I am not going to continue with the prednisone type med....I will be taking 500mg of Tetracycline & 500mg of Niacinamide (which helps to ward off low levels of niacin = Vitamin B3). So I will be taking both of these 3 times a day for 2 months. Then both twice a day for 2 months. Then both once a day for 2 months. So maybe by January these meds will have run this bad boy off my muzzle and out of my system!!!!

So pups wish me luck, pray for me to get my muzzle well!!!

 
 

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Barked by: Maxwell (Dogster Member)

July 23rd 2009 at 2:53 pm

Isn't it great to know what's going on? We know you'll be ok pal and of course we are praying for your health And quick healing!!!
Barked by: Jaws (Dogster Member)

July 24th 2009 at 8:42 am

Best wishes and praying for a speedy recovery
Jaws
Barked by: Genevieve (Dogster Member)

July 24th 2009 at 6:38 pm

Wish we were closer coz I'd kiss it all better. But I bet your momma has already tried that. We all hope it gets better day by day, until you're back to your usual handsome self. Take good care Justus!!!
Barked by: Genevieve (Dogster Member)

July 24th 2009 at 6:38 pm

Wish we were closer coz I'd kiss it all better. But I bet your momma has already tried that. We all hope it gets better day by day, until you're back to your usual handsome self. Take good care Justus!!!


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