hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay wel as yoo probly reemember i hav had a fyoo ummm noo helth challendjes in the last yeer or so on top of the hart murmer wot i hav had for a wile!!! so i think it is abowt time for an updayt on how i am feeling!!!
and hoo better to rite that updayt then me dennis the vizsla dog??? nobuddy!!! wel ok maybe my vets but i wood probly hav to pay them but stil i am the nekst best awthoritee on myself chek it owt!!!
Lately we’ve started thinking of Dennis’s conditions as being in a race to see which one is going to get him first. There are five major ones: Anxiety, Heart Murmur, Hip Dysplasia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and now, Osteosarcoma. Anxiety was the first out of the gate, but the others have long since left that one in the dust. We imagine them standing around talking to trash to each other. Well, I imagine it, anyway.
Anxiety: “I’ll make Dennis so scared and nervous, he won’t be able to enjoy his life at all. Mwah ha ha ha ha.”
Hip Dysplasia: “Pfft. I’ll make it so he can’t walk.”
Heart Murmur: “You’re both amateurs.”
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: “You think you’re so bad, Heart Murmur, but they have medication that works on you. There’s nothing that works on me. We’ll see how long Dennis lasts when he can’t digest his food.”
Osteosarcoma: “The big C is here. The rest of you can leave.”
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (to Anxiety, Hip Dysplasia and Heart Murmur): “Hold my beer.”
So, yeah. At this point we are several days into a severe flareup of Dennis’s IBD that we have not been able to get a handle on. At all. Dennis has just started on a course of Metronidazole to try to get this flare-up under control, but the really big gun―Prednisone―is largely ruled out because of his heart murmur. (Way to keep yourself in the game, Heart Murmur.) This flareup is hitting harder than the one from the summer; he has already lost a few pounds that he can’t afford to lose, and is now on the “Give Dennis anything he’s willing to eat” diet. Which he thinks is wonderful, at least until he decides after a few meals that this food, like whatever the previous food was, makes him sick. (This even happened when we got desperate and started giving him ground sirloin. Sirloin.)
Digestive issues aside, Dennis’s pain from the osteosarcoma seems to be much reduced; he has been getting around better and even putting some weight on the bad hip, and has been better able to get onto the furniture and into bed. He had his first radiation followup earlier this week. The oncologist was encouraged by Dennis’s progress, and said his hip should continue to feel better over the next couple of weeks. (Dennis goes back for another follow-up in three weeks.)
Dennis’s prognosis hasn’t changed; we just need to make some headway against the IBD, and soon, so that he can spend a few more comfortable months here with his family of humans, Hipster Kitties, and imaginary friends, and all of his nice reederz out on the Interwebs. So please, keep the power of the paw, the tail wags, the purrs, and the nose bumps coming Dennis’s way. He needs them.
Greetings, quivering civilians! This is Saya the Mighty, reporting from points north. You may have noticed that I’ve been away at summer camp for longer than I originally planned. I am doing much too well here to leave. See if I’m not!
hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay as yoo may hav herd i hav ben going for pst treetments now i no wot yoo may be saying to yoreself yoo may be saying to yoreself self wot ar pst treetments??? wel seeing as i am now an ekspert on the matter i am heer to eksplayn it to yoo!!! now of korse the pst is the file format wot is yoozed by the notoryus bloteware mikrosoft owtluk evidently i hav sumthing rong with my pst file so the first thing we need to do is vizzit mikrosofts web site to reed up on how to repayr the inboks or better yet just git rid of owtluk and yooze sumthing els like mozilla thunderburp (ha ha ha thunderburp that is wot i do after i eet) to reed yore eemayl insted of — wot??? oh dada sez i am tawking abowt a kompleetly difrent kind of pst sorry i got sidetrakd their!!! no the pst we ar tawking abowt heer is pulsed signal therapy to regro kartiladj oops my bad!!! but i am bak on trak so ok lets go!!!
hello nice reederz its dennis the vizsla dog hay wel as yoo may reemember i wuz reesently diagnosd by the vetnameez peepul with hips displeezya and seveer arthuritis!!! i am not shoor wot eksaktly arthuritis is but i think it luks like this: