January 22nd 2010 6:42 pm
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I was thrilled when momma didn't go to work this morning. Coco and I got to sleep on the daybed and sleep in until daddy can in and woke momma up and said something about momma needing to take us someplace. Momma looked at the clock and jumped up, brushed her teeth and threw on some street clothes. She then loaded Coco and me into the car and drove off in the pouring rain. We ended up at the groomers where she left Coco but drove off down the road to the vet with me.
I was scheduled for my shots so momma thought it was going to be a nice simple trip, in and out, but that couldn't have been more wrong. I am also due to have my teeth cleaned but because of my liver problem the vet wanted to run another blood test to see how my liver is doing.
The bad news is that my liver function is getting worse not better even though I am on the SAM-E medication. Because of this the vet does not want to induce sleep even to clean my teeth. I could live with that however while I was there the vet noticed that I have a raging ear infection going on. Apparently Maltese need the hair in their ears removed frequently or else the hair traps water and nasty stuff starts to grow. Normally the vet would induce sleep and clean the hair out then flush out the nasty stuff because ear infections are very painful. With me he was not able to do this, instead he had to muzzle me and have one technician hold me while the other pulled the hair out of my ears. It hurt really, really bad and I did the only thing I could think of doing to show my displeasure, I crapped all over their table. Yes I let it fly.
I now have to have my ears flushed out once a day and momma has to put some ointment in each one also. I am also back on antibiotics.
In regards to my liver problems the vet wants to do a series of x-rays, a sonogram and even a liver biopsy to see what is going on. The vet said even doing all of the recommended tests might prove inconclusive and they may never know why I have liver problems. Momma is worried but she said right now we are going to work to get rid of your ear infection. Please save your POTP as we do not think we need them yet.
I hope your day went much better than mine did.
Puff with very sore ears….
oh, sweetie, sending you some extra love..
Oh, Puff...Momma an' me, Zaidie, r finkin' ob yu wif wuv an' pwayers :) Hope yu be feewin' bedder soon.
Puff.. you had a ruff day .. yep you haf to keep the hair out of our ears ... i had all dem test done fur my liver and it showed nuffin .. mom said no to the liver biopsy ! i guess iz lucky.... my denosyl or SamE keeps my liver in check ...It is a good idea to do the bile acid test and sonogram .. it will rule out any blockages or tumors .. Wes gonna pray dat your ear infection gets better quick .. and i must say you look smashing in your Carolyn Originals ! We woof dem ! Iz sending you bunches of love !
Puff, I am so sorry you had such an awful day. Keeping my paws crossed for you and hoping you feel better soon!
I'm sorry you had such a lousy day. I'm sorry that you are in pain. I'm sending the power of the paw, and my family and I will pray that you get well quickly.
*hugs* Puff... we're sending you lots of pawrayers and love.
That's it- I'm coming down ASAP... Is it still raining and can I sleep in a barn loft?
Puff, Puff. Puff- you're really worrying me!
Josh, getting a little gray out of concern for you