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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rusty News

 

Not a whole lot has changed for me.  They did start me on a drug that I have to take before each meal and at bedtime.  It will take a good 2 weeks to see if this treatment will work for me.  My  family doctor and the specialist have conferred and concurred that this is probably what is wrong with me.  They haven’t completely decided  that it is not pancreatitis, but think it probably is a bad case of IBS.  He also put me on an anxiety medicine, so now I play the waiting game to see if it will work.

 

We took Rusty back to see the Vet. yesterday, and he didn’t like the progress the first shot of Cancer-killing medicine was making.  He had to actually knock Rusty out then put several shots in and around the area on his nose.  It already looks as if it is dying.  The Vet. expects it will just fall off, but if it hasn’t within a week we will have to take him back.  He also clipped his nails while he was out.  He fore-warned us that when he started to come to, he would do a lot of moaning and groaning, but I have never heard this kind of noise coming from a dog before.  It was like a very eerie keening.  We were only home for about an hour, and he was trying to crawl across the floor.  He was finally able to get to his feet, and I’ll be darned if he didn’t go right straight to his food and water bowl and start eating and drinking.

The doctor had told us he would probably sleep for 5 or 6 hours, but not our little bundle of energy.  None of this seems to be bothering his eating or drinking habits, and he is still ready for any walks we decide to give him.

This is just a note to keep you informed about  Rusty. We haven’t really been doing anything since I became ill, and we still are undecided about whether or not we will be doing more traveling.

Want to give a great big welcome to my 2 new followers.  The first is HoboJoe If you have a blog, please send me the address and I will post it here.  The second is Shirley.  She has a really great blog.  Check it out.

Stay safe.      

17 comments:

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Praying they have finally figured out your prob & the meds will work. Also for little Rusty -- bless his heart, but it sounds good that he is eating & drinking...can't keep a good dog down...LOL! Take care of yourself & Rusty. God bless.

Judy and Emma said...

I sure hope you're able to travel again, for your sake. Best wishes for you and Rusty!

Carol K said...

I wish the best for you and for Rusty. It sounds like you have lots to think about. Thanks for the update!

Kevin and Ruth said...

If Rusty is going for his food that is always a good sign. Hope that shot will do the trick for Rusty. We will keep our eyes open for updates on his and your health.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

michael ultra said...

Miss Pidge, I am among those praying for you.I know you can't keep a good gal down. (dog too!)

Gypsy said...

I am so happy to see your blog back in business. Please keep up with the updates. By the way, how is Don doing with two invalids on his hands?

Happytrails said...

First, the news sounds very promising that the doctors might have you fixed up. We will keep this in our prayers!! Keep us updated!

Sure hope Rusty continues to improve! Glad he was perky and able to eat and drink upon waking up!! Bless his heart! Keep us posted.

Hugs!!

Sue and Doug said...

thanks for the update!..hope you and Rusty will be well soon!!!

Vera said...

I hope your little Rusty makes a good recovery. I know how much you love this little guy.

Levonne said...

Oh...I hope that you and Rusty have full recoveries soon! Take care and give Rusty a pat from me and Gingee.

Rick and Paulette said...

Thanks for the updates. Sure hope both you and Rusty are well on your way to full recoveries.

Take care.

JoJo said...

Hope this is the fix for you illness and that Rusty will over come his nose cancer.
HoboJoe's blog is called HoboRoad. He is really funny and will have you laughing out load for sure

The Good Luck Duck said...

Pidge, thanks for sharing stuff that may feel personal. I learned things about you that I hadn't known before; for instance, I hadn't realized that you did all the driving.

Not that you need advice (then she proceeds to give advice) ... since stress makes everything harder, have you considered yoga or meditation? It may or may not directly help the digestive problems. It almost certainly will help your body's response to it, as well as the stress of Rusty's cancer.

Thinking of you.

Roxanne

Donna K said...

Sure is sad when your fur kid is sick. And then for you to be having such problems on top of it....

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for the update on Rusty and hope your new medicine is helping by now.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

We a hoping that your new treatment does the trick and you feel a lot better. A;so hope Rusty gets well also!

HoboJoe said...

Thank you for the welcome to your blog. And a big thank you for pointing out my profile had no link.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I just happened upon your blog while "surfing" for other RVers blogs (we just started our 18th year of full timing) So sorry about Rusty - our pets are truly our family aren't they? I will be following you!