Thursday, June 11, 2015

Anika, Roo, and Gigi go to the vet

We had a follow up vet visit with Anika today. The difference in her is amazing. The sores on her skin have healed up. She's growing a full new fur coat to replace the patchy one she had before. Even the hair on her tail is coming back. She got some more medication and some ear drops, but basically will continue on this course for a while. The next visit will be to check her bloodwork again to see how her liver and other organs are handling the treatment.

The owner reports that she doesn't scratch any more and is no longer so sensitive to being touched. She's much improved and it was great to see. Thanks to all of you for making it possible.

Gigi came along too, for another check on her thyroid levels. She went to being low to being high on the medication, so we've been reducing the dose gradually. She was still on the high end of the normal range today and that's with getting it just once a day.

Her day started early and so did mine. I set my alarm for 5:00 a.m. to give her the thyroid pill because the test needs to be done between four and six hours after the medication is given. I woke her up and handed her a small meatball with the pill hidden inside. She thought it strange, but she ate it and then went back to sleep, maybe thought it was a dream. I stayed up, however, and got an early start on my work day.

Gigi looks good, she's grown back missing fur too, but she's dropping a few pounds with the boost to her metabolism, so I need to get her back to twice daily eating. She won't object to that.

Maya came along for the ride this morning too, but she stayed in the van with the A/C running while Gigi went in for the appointment. Roo came too and he came inside just to check his weight, which was up to 60 pounds. He started out at about 40 pounds and was about 53 when I took him, so he's moving in the right direction. I'm not going to have time to deal with getting him neutered and adopted until after my next Kansas trip. He's doing fine, though, and he's an easy foster and a good playmate for Barkley and Maya.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great to hear that Anika is improving, let us know if she needs further donations. Glad the otber two are feeling better also.
Laura K