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.
UpdateLucie 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.