October 25th 2012 6:21 pm
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Hi, this is Cindy, Hobo's momma. Hobo has something going on but the vet isn't quite sure what it is. It started about 2 weeks ago. For no apparent reason, he would just let out a cry and I just couldn't find what was wrong. As days went by, It got worse, he was letting out cries all the time. I could find nothing wrong but then he stopped eating, or when he tried, he would cry and run to me. So, a week ago, I took him to the vet. She couldn't figure it out, when she tried to open his mouth he cried like crazy. So, she took an x ray but it was normal. She thought it could be some sort of inflammation, so she gave him a shot of steroids and started him on an antibiotic and he was good for 2 days and then it started again only worse. He was still not eating, so I started to feed him baby food meat that he could just lick and not chew. I took him back yesterday and they have tentatively diagnosed him with Masticatory Myositis. We have to wait for the lab to come back but it sure sounds like that is it. I'll let you look it up if you want but it is an inflammatory disease in dogs affecting the muscles of mastication (chewing). It affects the muscles of the jaw and they can't chew and it causes pain if they open their jaws to chew. It is very rare and it is treated with large doses of Prednisone. It takes sometimes a year to clear up and the side effects of steroids that long can be troubling. In the mean time, he is eating baby food and milk and rice cereal. His spirits are good and he loves the people at the vet office, so he is always happy to go there.
So we wait for the results of the blood test and he is taking oral prednisone. Thankfully it comes in liquid form.
He needs the POP.
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Oh, Hobo! Dis r nod gud, lil' guy :(
I hope dat da med'cine helbs an' dat yu be feewin' bedder soon ♥ I bet dat as soon as hur weads dis, Coco Wose r gonna pack hur bags an' hed back tu Calibornia tu take care ob yu. Feel bedder, my fwiend ♥ ❀ ☀
Thanks Zaidie. Momma fed me baby rice cereal tonight mixed with half and half and she snuck my medicine in it and boy oh boy did I like that. I would like that every night. I have lost over a pound and I'm just little guy so I can't lose anymore.
Luna and Milo want to eat my new food so momma has to feed me in the bathroom with the door closed.
Momma has never had a chronically sick dog before so it a good thing I'm a nice guy.
I wonder if Mia would eat baby meat and rice cereal.
Aw, Hobo, I'm sorry your mouf hurts! We'll be pawraying fur the medicine to do its job and make you all better!
Oh Hoby! Bless you's heart! My Mommy used to puree boiled chicken, carrots and brown rice for my dog-sister Wrinkles when she was alive. I hopes you's gets betters.
Lots of POTP and prayers on the way for you, Hobo... hope you feel better soon, lil guy....
Sending him lots of POTP!
Sending you lots of POTP Hobo!
What a fine mess we are in. I'm sending prayers that you feel better and that the medications will work quickly so that you feel better right away.
My sweet Hobo I am so worried about you. Your momma will take extra special care of you and the baby food diet is terrific. I hope you start to feel better soon. You know if I were able to I would hop on the train and come back to California to be your nurse - HeHeHeHe
Thank you so much my pals and my very special girlfriend. I'm doing okay, just waiting for the test results. I guess now they won't come back until nest week. I just seem to be sleeping more than usual and I must be near momma all the time. (he has never been that way before. He is not the most affectionate dog. He never gives kisses unless it is my foot. e loves my feet.)BOL!! I am glad he is eating okay. As long as it is liquid. He has not cried out in the last day, so that is better. He's just so little and I am so worried. I think Milo and Luna are worried too. They keep smelling him like they know he's sick. It irritates him and growls at them. He can't bark because he can't open his mouth wide enough to bark.
So, we wait until next week.