Nov 7, 2009

Lucie Update



We took Lucie to see Dr. Johnson yesterday. He said the bumps on her ears are improving! Right now the skin is falling off of the bumps. He is just not sure why she is having issues getting up from a down position or why she is just not feeling well. He took blood again for some additional testing. Her ear problem and the issue with her back legs may not be related at all. To be honest I would be a lot less freaked out if she only had the bumps on her ears. Thursday night it seemed like she was glued to my side. I gave her lots of pets and belly rubs. Then she nearly broke my heart. I asked her to go outside and it was a horrible struggle for her to get up which left me scared that she is getting worse. Her energy level is just not the same either. Little Hailey is missing playing with her buddy but has been keeping her company snuggling with her during all the sleeping that she has been doing.

Because she is still feeling bad and struggling to getting up, Dr. Johnson wanted to start her on some meds to help in the mean time until he determines the cause. She is on:

Doxycycline which is a bacteriostatic antibiotic used for the treatment of infections such as Lyme disease, chlamydia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms. By placing her on this he is not meaning that she has these but this is a place for us to start to try to get her feeling better.

Niacinamide which is used in combination with other medications to treat a host of diseases that afflict dogs. This is like a B12 vitamin.

Time to feed the pups and give Lucie her meds. I'll keep you posted on her progress.
Thank you very much for all of your kind words and support!

22 Treats:

tula said...

oh no lucie- plz feel bettah soon. Sending u extra special healing vibes!

hope the meds do the trick:)

tula

pam said...

Lucie you must get better quickly and not scare yer mommy. Mommies scare very easy when we are feeling dubbers.

And Hailey, Good Girl, for taking care of Lucie. For such a teeny girl you sure have a big heart!

Emma Rose said...

This is very unhappy news! We are praying that Lucie will bounce back right away!

Kisses,
Emma Rose

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Poor sweet Lucie. We are so sorry you aren't feeling better yet, hopefully it's just growing pains. Mommy is praying everything works out. I bet having Hailey cuddle with you makes you feel so good.

Did your Mommy get the Halloweiner pictures we sent? Mommy will be taking a bunch more at Woof! Stock today and Mommy will send them to you you. There will be lots of other dogs there not just dachshunds. I'll be working the kissing booth.

Wish you all could be here and would give all of you free kisses.

Please feel better soon sweet Lucie.

{{huggies{{{...Mona

Winterdark said...

Get well soon Lucie! Halie cuddles should help a lot. I find cuddles are good for everything.

Bolo

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

My paws are khrossed fur Lucie -

We hope the meds will begin to show relief/improvement soon -

We had wondered about Lyme and/or other tikhk borne issues -

Hugz&Khysses From Here,
Khyra

Lean said...

OOOO Lucie we wissing you all our love&hugs,
Misty&Lean.

The Other End Of The Leash said...

Sending you our best wishes and please keep us updated.

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

We are keeping all of our paws and fingers crossed that this is short-term thing that can be sorted out very soon.

Moco said...

Healing vibes going out at this very moment.

The Army of Four said...

We're pulling for you, Lucie! (And seriously, we do a LOT of pulling!)
Play bows,
Zim

Bandit's Pack said...

Feel better soon, Lucie! What a sweet pictures of Lucie and Hailey snuggling together. ♥

The PR Gang said...

I hope they can figure out what's wrong soon. In the meantime, we can only hope that the meds keep her comfortable. Sorry to hear she's not well. I know Lyme disease can cause debilitating joint pain.
Best wishes from all of us!

BCxFour said...

Our thoughts are with you and prayers of guidance for your doctor, so he is able to diagnose and treat what is making Lucie feel so icky.

Hang in there Mom & Dad!

-Ranger, Bonnie, Beth & Brynn

♥Mimi♥ said...

I might like to suggest that you add a little yogurt to her food for a while. With all of the medication she may be losing the good bacteria in her digestive system. The yogurt will replace what she is sloughing off.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're sending you lots of AireZen, Lucie! We sure hope you feel better soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The OP Pack said...

We hope the meds helps her and that the tests come back with something that can be addressed quickly and have a full recovery. Hugs to Miss Lucie and please give her a snooter kiss from us.

woos, the OP Pack

River said...

We are praying that the medicine will help Lucie! Sending hugs from me and my mom.

love & wags,
River

Lorenza said...

I have my paws crossed for you Lucie!
I hope you feel better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Chelsea + Shiloh said...

Hope Luci pics up on the meds and that your doing ok under the strain... hang in there love

Kate said...

Have you tried giving Lucie echinacea tablets? Leo (remember him-Addie's twin?) my dog was sick last January...he had bumps on his feet and no energy or appetite. We did TONS of tests and there was no solid answer for us...I did all the research I could on the internet and by asking other people with dogs and found that while no one will say that echinacea is effective, I gave Leo echinacea tablets twice a day (plus doggy vitamins) for 6 weeks and kept him away from other dogs while his immune system recovered and now he is doing fine! No more bumps on his feet and he has been normal happy and energetic Leo ever since. Might be worth a try. Our vet said it was fine to try and wouldn't hurt the cause....

Hope Lucie feels better soon!

:)Kate and Leo

Ludo van Doggy said...

Please get better soon Lucie!

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