Uncertainty but staying strong and focused, right?
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Feeling the need to provide an update. It is the least I can do after all with the positive thoughts rolling Utah's way. I so very much appreciate that.
I took him in for more tests last Thursday. His liver levels are still 500+ when 300 is high but... this is much better than over 1000 (where they were). He is now on Hills Ld (Liver diet). The canned food is like glue and I am having great difficulty getting him to eat the dry as well.
I have looked on the internet of course and read that white rice and cottage cheese are good. The white rice was not a go but the cottage cheese alone was a success. I will call the doc tomorrow to see what she things of course. We are scheduled to go back in 2 weeks for additional tests.
We dropped the phenobarbitol by a quarter of a pill twice a day. This is his primary seizure medicine so this is a bit scary. I realize the phenobarb is bad on his liver though. He is on an additional seizure medicine so hopefully this will all work. Trying to be optimistic but it is scary.
I am doing ok but have a hard time picturing more seizures. It just kills me to have him go through them. I should mention his elbow is getting better as well but I think it will take a while. I purchased him a extra large 7 inch memory foam bed so that should help.
The next scare is elevated calcium levels. Possible cause is cancel. The internet actually said the most common cause is cancer. Not sure yet how much to freak out over this. I am not certain how high is high. From what I see it is not anything like the skyrocketing liver. I am going to call our normal vet tomorrow to see if I can get previous counts so I have something to compare to. I guess I need to research this some more.
We took the pups out to the acreage today. I think that was great for him. I bandaged up the elbow so it would not get hurt or dirty. I think I need to get back to our normal walking routine. 2 short ones twice daily. I think he will sleep better. Which of course means I will sleep better.
I am now sleeping on the couch rather than the floor. Can't imagine when this will change. Maybe after the 2 week visit, we'll see. I am not freaked out as much listening to his breathing. This is what i did with Aspen. I am better now I think. I was proud that I finally left him to do some chores with my DH yesterday. I did not like it but I realized it was necessary.
I need to continue to try to make my DH a priority before things continue/start to spiral downhill. I have been working to get the in house reconstruction started after the kitchen water damage and the work under the house as well. Finally got approvals from the insurance so this week I can push the contractors.
Feeling a bit insecure about work since I have been remote My boss will be in town the week after next. I wonder if I will be able to go in. I don;t think so. Utah currently gets meds at 4AM, 6AM, 9AM, noon, 6PM and 8PM. I need to not worry about it and focus instead on producing. I have not been very valuable the last few weeks. I attend meetings and such but not much more. I just need to get a grip. I can do this.
OK. That's about it for now. Thanks for listening. HUGS to you.