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Some of you may remember that Miss Bug has systemic lupus. She was initially started out on a fairly high dose of pred because she had crashed and burned hard before she was diagnosed, high fever, blood work totally out of whack, and was hospitalized for 5 days.

 

Because of the muscle wasting and weight loss after several months on the high dose of pred, she was put on Azathioprine, 1/4 tab every other day, and weaned off of the pred. She did well for a month, and crashed and burned again. So a low dose of pred, 2.5 mg was added to the Azathioprine.

 

I've noticed the past two weeks the slightest of jaundice to her skin off and on, which absolutely sent my stomach lurching since I lost Skittle, my white pitbull to liver failure shortly after she turned 5.

 

She went in this morning to have labs done, and pending the results of those, the vet may want to do a fasting liver bile acid test on her.

 

I'm trying hard not to worry, not to project. I cherish each day that I have with her. I call her my little poo-eating ballerina (yes, she is one I have to watch like a hawk in the back yard when it comes to poo not yet gathered up). She's a silly little bugger just plum chock full of love. She and Ku'a are tagteam wresting partners.

 

I'll know either this afternoon or tomorrow morning on the lab results. Miss Bug and I would surely appreciate some good mojo sent to this household in Kansas! :)

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absolutely sending tons of prayers for Miss Bug :hope :hope :hope :hope :hope

 

Rainey just had the bile test done on Sunday. She WAS not happy about not getting her breaky in the morning, but I'm sure was thrilled when they fed her at the vet after the 1st blood draw :)

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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Sending lots and lots of good thoughts to Miss Bug! And a :grouphug to you!

Melanie and Eric with Leminim and Eieio and silly kitty Elsa.
See you again someday, my sweet Payton (Flying Payton May 9, 2000-March 18, 2012)
Missing my sweet JJ, world's sweetest cat (April 1997-November 30, 2015)

Stealing food in heaven, my darling Minnie (2006-April 21, 2016)
Reunited with her favorite person in heaven, my Dad, Satin the skittish kitty (2002-May 7, 2016)

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How is Miss Bug this morning?

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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More good thoughts for Miss Bug.

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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How's the bug girl doing?

Melanie and Eric with Leminim and Eieio and silly kitty Elsa.
See you again someday, my sweet Payton (Flying Payton May 9, 2000-March 18, 2012)
Missing my sweet JJ, world's sweetest cat (April 1997-November 30, 2015)

Stealing food in heaven, my darling Minnie (2006-April 21, 2016)
Reunited with her favorite person in heaven, my Dad, Satin the skittish kitty (2002-May 7, 2016)

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Well the good news is all the lab work, including the liver panel, came back within normal range. :)

 

Of course, I will continue to keep a close eye on her. This has not affected her appetite, nor the tag-team wrestling that occurs several times a day with Miss Dot, Sissy, and Ku'a. :blink::lol

 

The vet said for my own peace of mind, I could bring her in the next time she has the slight jaundice (it's always transient, and her gums/whites of her eyes remain normal), hasn't eaten yet, and she'll do the bile acid test.

 

I will also continue to have lab work done on her every 6 months.

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:yay :yay SOOO glad to hear! :)

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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