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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Doggie Update

So here's the story with the Magster. She has partial idiopathic paralysis on the right side of her face. Kind of like Bell's Palsy in humans. She can see out of that eye. And she can sometimes blink but not completely. They put some dye in her eye to make sure that she didn't have any scratches or an ulcer on her cornea.

She also has serious microcytic anemia. Her protein is too low. She's having a fancy B12 test being done and tomorrow morning I have to collect her urine in a cup.

Good luck to NursePam with that one. Have you ever tried to collect doggie pee in a cup?

I have to drive the urine back down to Mission Valley sometime tomorrow. She's being tested for liver disease and hypothyroidism.

They drew blood twice. She got a B12 shot. She's pissed. My wallet is a whole lot lighter. And she has to go back in 2 weeks.

The good news? The triplets are beautiful and healthy. 2 girls and a boy. I cannot believe this woman (my vet). She carried triplets to term, worked right up until her due date, and returned to work in 4 months. She already had a 2 year old at home. She looks great.

Life always prevails.

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger Worm1962 said...

Hi Pam, I hope everything is going well with puppy. It is easiest to use a ladle when collecting doggie pee. Keep us posted. Hugs!

4:18 PM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

Awwwwww! Thanks Worm! She actually went in the cup for me. I just lifted her a bit under the chest and it was a bulls eye ;^)

The good news is she ate some kibble tonight. And the vet left me a voice mail to tell me that they sent her blood work to another lab and her serum protein is actually higher than ever.

I feel a bit more hopeful than I did when I wrote this entry.

7:59 PM PST  
Blogger Trop said...

Best wishes Pam. I went through a prolonged illness with my cat Pepper and it was heartbreaking.

5:46 AM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

Thanks for the support Kimmie. I remember Pepper. It's my firm belief that kitties wait at the Rainbow Bridge along with the dogs. Hugs!

7:52 AM PST  
Blogger Pat Kirby said...

The vet gave us a ladle to collect dog pee. My greyhound was so appalled, he refused to pee.

Hope you little fur friend is doing better.

9:52 AM PST  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Has your vet been wearing Mocha's SuperMom pants or something?

Best wishes with your dog. I know it's tough.

1:53 PM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

ROFL Pat! I'm actually glad that I didn't hear about the ladle until after I collected the pee. I am sure Maggie would have been appalled as well ;^)

Hey Cheryl. I'm thinking they must be sisters under the skin. I don't know how Mocha Mom does it.

9:47 PM PST  

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