June 21st 2011 7:16 pm
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Took Darcy to the vet today. What a great vet we've got. She sat on the floor with Darcy the whole time! For almost 20 minutes she just sat there as Darcy inched her way closer to her! :) Then she listened to Darcy's heart and confirmed what I've known. Her fears are not genetic. You see when she listened to her heart is was at a normal rate and not racing. Which means her fears are learned behavioral. That's actually the best news I could get today! One thing we all know about behavior is that it can be changed! :) Dr. Mount drew blood for workup. The baseline came in and Darcy is one healthy girl! More good news! :) We have to wait a few days for the thyroid results and depending on the results we'll either start her on thyroid meds (if there is a problem) or prozac. Then it's back for a 6 week blood draw and follow-up visit. Thank God we have a vet who understands shut-down dogs. When I explained what happened to her as a pup she completely understood where the fears generated.
Dr. Mount also looked at her teeth and that was interesting. Seems that Darcy's k-9's have the most plaque. She stated that most dogs have plaque build-up on their molars. Got a hmmm out of her on that one. She said there may be a thyroid problem because of there being more plaque on the k-9's than the molars. I did not know that was an indication. Guess we'll wait and see. How awesome would that be - a thyroid problem compaired to a mental stability problem... Wait, does that sound right?
So our fingers are crossed and we're sending out prayers for a good result in the coming months. In the interim we're extending the fence line (bigger dog yard) and going to put up some agility jumps and ramps for her to build her confidence on.
Darcy got extra special treats after the vet visit, while traveling home in her crate. It was probably one of her best vet visits ever!
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OHH We are SOOO happy she had a great vet visit. That WOULD be great if it was just a thyroid problem. YAY! Definitely keep us updated. We love Miss Darcy and want her to be well. :o)
~Doo, Austin and Mom
Sounds like you're pretty healthy.
We'll send up prayers for the
results to come back excellent!
Glad your vet visit went well. Hope everything works out!
so happy that she had a good vet visit, looks like you are moving in the right direction for her. Good Luck!
Glad to hear everything went okay! I hope every test comes back with good news!