Tuesday, October 27, 2009
More About ME, by Gabe
Well, anyway, if you remember, I was kind of sick while Hank and Aunt Cheryl were here, so I had to go to the vet. We just finally got the lab results yesterday, and it turns out that my blood was A-Okay! Also my urine was fine, too. But my poop was not so good. I have GIARDIA and WHIPWORMS! No wonder I was having diarrhea! So anyway, I will have to take some medicine called Panacur, and all the other dogs here will have to take it, too. Also, Mom emailed Aunt Cheryl to tell her that Hank might need to get his poop tested.
I have had whipworms a few times before. Piper and I got them one year when we went to the Basenji National. At least that's where we think we got them. But we might have got them from Mom because she might have tracked them home from the shelter on her shoes. Anyway, once you get whipworms in your yard, you can't hardly get rid of them, so it's easy to end up with them inside you. And Mom says we might get them by eating cat poop, which is extremely yummy, so we don't want to give up eating it, especially since the cats are nice enough to poop right in our own front yard sometimes.
Anyway, that's enough about that. I do want to finish my greyhound story from yesterday, though. I am all healed up from that event now, and my hair finally grew back in where it got shaved off, so I am not a patchwork quilt dog now. I do have a few scars which make me look very rakish and handsome.
So when Mom and Aunt Cheryl took me to see Dr. Patricia about all my other problems, they also told Dr. Patricia about how I couldn't go up stairs very well. Dr. Patricia said maybe I have adhesions, which Mom didn't know anything about, and neither did I, except I knew that they hurt. So we learned that adhesions are something you get after you have surgery, and they're like scar tissue inside you that makes things be attached to each other that aren't supposed to be attached, like muscles and organs and stuff. It's sort of like having glue inside you or maybe duct tape. Anyway, Dr. Patricia is going to talk to the doctor who did my surgery to find out how to tell for sure if I have adhesions or not.