Nov 3, 2009


Vasculitis – inflammation of blood vessels

Vasculitis is inflammation of the vascular wall and can occur as a primary disease, but is more commonly secondary to another concurrent disease (infections, neoplasia, connective tissue diseases, drug reactions). Vasculitis may involve only one organ system, such as the skin or may involve multiple organ systems. Cutaneous vasculitis typically results from small vessel vasculitis. Vasculitis is more often seen in dogs than in cats.

I noticed this morning that another lump on Lucie's right ear is now hard and crusty. She really does not like to have these looked at or touched. They must be uncomfortable.

I woke up early this morning at about 4:30 a.m. I took the dogs out and Lucie fell into the large hole that she dug with her sisters. I was surprised at this. She just looked up at me from in the hole, which is only about half the size of her and shallow, with the expression of "what just happened?" She then pulled herself up and went back to the house. Getting up from a down position still takes effort. But she had fun playing with the girls today and enjoyed a little white meat chicken breast mixed with her regular food.

Here are all of the girls napping this evening. Typically Hailey sleeps on a pillow on the floor but tonight she wanted to be with her big sister. I covered Lucie's love seat with a fitted bed sheet to try to keep the dirt off of it. I know it doesn't look good but oh well. The girls looked too sweet together not to take their picture.


I love Lucie's pink and spotted paws! 


Below are some pictures that I took Monday morning. I was getting ready for work and saw Hailey sleeping with Addie. Hailey spends most of her time with Lucie so this was a real treat for me. As usual, by the time I got the camera they were up but they still looked adorable together.


Lucie sleeps on the bed with us. For four days now my husband has needed to help her get down off of the bed. She jumps up on it fine but after she has been sleeping it is difficult for her to get up from the rear and to jump down.

21 Treats:

chicamom85 said...

Those are the best pictures ever. They make me want to snuggle.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What great pikhs!

Such khomfy girls!

Tank woo fur sharing!


Canine Crusader said...

The couch looks like my house all covered up. So glad Haily is okay from getting smooshed! Also, what is this about Lucies ears? As soon as I read it I wondered if she had a tick. Sam got one this year and it left a small lump, like scar tissue inside, I suppose. The stray I trapped (Darlin') had them too, but their's aren't crusty. I suppose they could be if they had scratched it open. In 5 years this was the first time I have saw a tick on my dog. We may have waited too long between Frontline Plus treatments. Woof- The Gang@Dog Blog for Five Dogs

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like your girls are keeping you busy. ;) Very cute pictures!!

Elizabeth & Luna

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Sending many healing thoughts out to your sweet girl. My heat is just aching for her and for you.

The photos are lovely. I just love dog feet - don't know why - just love them.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

The girls look so wonderful together! We are crossing our paws that Lucie's vasiculitis will not be a long-term issue for her.

Cocorue said...

nice bonding guys....

i just checked out vasiculitis and i pray Lucie's condition is easily treatable and controlled.


Chelsea + Shiloh said...

Awe... tre cute... the shots are gorgeous... I didnt know Lucie was ill... will have to check it out ...x

BJ Roan said...

Get well soon Lucie! The sheet? Well, I do know what those look like on sofas. It's either the sheet or the upholstery cleaner. ;)

The OP Pack said...

Hey, we have sheets on our sofas all week both for us and the little grandbipeds. Works for us too.

Very cute pics of all. Paws crossed here that Lucie's issues are not long term. Hugs to her from us.

Woos, the OP Pack

Lean said...

Lovely girls you are.
bye bye,lean.

Dory and the Mama said...

Awesome pictures!!

We hope everyone feels better soon!


Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Get well soon sweet Lucie...

Those photo's of you three are just adorable. You are such a beautiful family of girlies.

We could just snuggle there with you all. :-)

~ Holly & Zac ~

Sagira said...

Hope you guys can get those lumps better for your baby.

Sagira sleeps the same way on her back like that.

Lorenza said...

Paws crossed for Lucie! I hope she feels better soon!
All the sofas in my house are covered too! And my grandma does not like it!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

I hope Lucie's ears feel better by now...ear infections are never a good thing =(

Loved the photos of you all sleeping together...too cute!


Maggie and Mitch said...

AireZen is coming your way, Lucie!
What adorable pictures of Addie and Hailey!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


So sorry Lucie is having problems, she's so sweet and Mommy wishes there was something she could do to help her get better.

The pictures are fantastic as usual.

Loved the video of Hailey coming out of that crate...only one was too short. We need to see more of her and the girls iun action.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Mommy too!!

Samantha said...

It has been waaaay too long since we visited - we are just getting caught up on the blogs - thanks for commenting the other day! These photos are so adorable - just sorry about the painful crusty ears - sounds terrible for her. But those photos are absolutely wonderful - the last picture looks totally pro - stunning! Hailey! Don't go falling into holes!
Hugs xo

Amber and Nala said...

How cute they are sleeping together! :) Ok, I realize Lucie has this thing called vasculitus but why is it hard for her to get off the bed? Did I miss something? Hailey hurt her leg, right...not Lucie?



We are so sorry to hear that Lucy is having such a hard time with her ears. We just said a little prayer for her.

Belly rubs and snuggling are the best medicine right now. Sounds like you have your hands full!

Riley and Star and mommy.

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