Friday, December 18, 2009

Prayers and Goodvibes: WORKING!

Hello my blogger pals! I've missed you so! Thanks you for your prayers & sending the good vibes, they've worked tremendously!

While my Mommy was researching Eosinophilic Myositis she noticed there weren't enough pictures of animals for her to compare to me. After talking to my Daddy about it, he encouraged her to add a new tab to my blog using pictures & describing lengthily from personal experience what Eosinophilic Myositis is and what it does and what it takes to overcome it! Please bear with me as my blog will be going through these changes.

You've probably been wondering what I've been up to this past couple of weeks? Well, the roids are doing their job. I have been opening my mouth to it's full capability. Chewing & playing tug-of-war like never before! Mommy says sometimes the good outweighs the bad and in my case while being on prednisone this is very true.

The good: I can open my mouth! I can play bitey face, I can eat whatever I want! I can even carry my big rawhide bone around(I've been doing it lately JUST to do it!) Mommy goes into fits of laughter when I pick up my big ol' rawhide bone & prance around the house like a muscle boy!

The bad: I have fevers constantly, the boo boos seem inevitable. And sometimes I just lay around almost depressed like not wanting to go outside or play.

We know I won't be on prednisone for a long period of time as prolong use carries the increased risk of osteoporosis, cataracts, & can affect lipids(Cholesterol). If it is something our vet wants to keep me on according to Mommy's research we will be doing screening for latent bladder infection is important. Monitoring blood tests are recommended with long term use as well. Whatever our vet decides we will keep you updated so you know where we fare in the battle! So far it looks like all your love & prayers are pulling us through & we are going to win this battle & the war! No matter how bad I feel I can't pass up a chance to play! Once again, we love you all! Thank you so much for the good vibes & prayers they are working!upload pictures

39 comments:

Mr. Puggle said...

Amen buddy! Glad you are getting a little break from the pain. You are one tough puggle! Merry Christmas.

Mr. Puggle said...

guess what the word verification word was for that last post...

dogies

Hoover said...

Hey Eduardo!

I'm so happy to hear that you are doing better.

You know your humans really love you to work so hard to get you feeling better.

We all love you too and if prayers and goodvibes help then I'll keep sending um out to you for as long as it takes.

Do keep us posted, Please!

Lots of love,
Hoover BPD

Gus said...

We love you too, Eduardo. And we admire you and your mom and dad for being so brave.

hugs to all

gussie n teka

Daisy said...

Eduardo, it is so good that you are writing about this so you can help other doggies with the same condition! You are a very brave and good dog.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You're looking good, Eduardo!
We're glad to hear you're feeling a little bit better!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Turbo the Sibe said...

Ha roo for the snuggle puggle!

Aniemother said...

We're thinking of you and your family, Eduardo!

B

Stella and Gunther said...

Eduardo, this is the best news we've heard in a long time!! We're so happy for you. You're one courageous little guy. Hang in there!

Lots of love!
Stella, Gunther and Betty

Sunny,Scooter,Shamus&Jamie said...

We are so happy our little snuggle puggle is feeling better!! Y'all hang in there and we will keep praying and howling to the heavens for y'all!!
Merry Christmas Eduardo and Ana! We didn't do the card thing this year but we are sending you our biggerest kisses and hugs!
MMMUUUUUUAAAAAH
((((((((((BIG HUGS))))))))))
aaaaannnndddd snuggles too.
Sunny,Scooter,Shamus & Jamie

Shmoo said...

after you get the new tab on the blog for your icky disease, my human woman would like to link to you from that gimpydogs site so that others can be helped, is that ok?

Meeshka

Lacy said...

w00fs, sooo happy to cya Eduardo...and to c u happy again..we knows ur mama and daddy worry about u..that predinisone is nasty stuff...it really helps, but unfortunately can have bad side effects..but u and my mama has to take it..mama says she will send ur mama that in a min..she furgets a lot..

b safe,
~rocky~

The OP Pack said...

Good to hear that your mouth is doing better but we so wish you weren't still have the fever issue. We will keep our paws crossed and good sibe vibes coming your way for some more improvement.

Happy Holidays, the OP Pack

River said...

Thank you for all the information! We are so glad that the treatment is working for you, Eduardo. We read the info on the internet and it looks very hopeful. Of course prayers help more than anything. We are still sending a steady stream of them for you. HOpe you have a good Christmas!

love & wags,
River

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

Tank woo fur the ETSP update!

It is sooooo furry nice to woo again!

We'll keep the vibes khoming!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mango said...

Eduardo! I am sorry your medicines can make you sleepy sometimes, but it is so worth it. You are running and chewing and eating! Hooray!

I am so happy to see your sweet face and hear that you are feeling better.

Slobbers,
Mango

Two Country Poodles said...

Eduardo we are so happy to hear you are improving! Side effects not so great but sounds like you are coming out ahead! We sure missed you and can't wait for more updates! We love the last picture...You are too cute!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Patience-please said...

this is the BEST news!

wags from the whippets

Wild Dingo said...

What great news cutie pie! I'm sure you know pred is not a long term fix. I'm anxious to read more about if pred "jump starts" the back to wellness or if there are other long term solutions.

I love accupuncture for dogs who need to deal with pain like this. I've seen it work wonders and it's working well on my Juno's hip muscles (she has hip dysplasia) along with a lot of physical therpay. i wonder if ther is PT expercises out there for this disease?

either way, its nice to see you enjoying life just in time for santy paws!
~wags-n-wiggles~
wild dingo

daisydog said...

You are in our pawyers! Glad to here you are feeling better! Don't let the steroids get you down.

doyle and mollie said...

you go eduardo thats really furry good news! happy xmas, play hard, stay good! and insist on some turkey pickings ok!

Yogui said...

Good news Eduardo. I'm very Happy your medication get you well, surely is a good Christmas present for your mom.
Paws
Yogui

Agatha and Archie said...

Ohhh we are so so so happy for you and your Momma!!!! We hope you have a ownderfull Christmas little buddy!! Love and kisses A+A

Ariel said...

Praise the Lord you are doing much better. You keep taking care of yourself the Snuggle Puggle Eduardo we all love! Have a Barking Great Christmas and a Merry one too!
Much love and good vibes to you... <3
Licks and Wags, Ariel <3

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Eduardo this is such great news! It has been a rough week on the blogosphere lately, especially for a lot of the kitties we visit so to see some GREAT news like this really makes us smile! We are SO SO happy that you are doing so well! We had a kitty on prednisone for a long time - he had to have blood tests but at least in our case the good outweighed the bad - it sounds like right now that is how it is for your too! We are still sending all the purrs and prayers to you so you STAY better!

And tell your mom we love the idea of your blog having info on the disease - I bet it will help a lot of doggies out there!

SGR said...

Woof! Eduardo ... We are away on vacation but could not helped to checked on your blog ... I am very happy to hear that you are doing better. My family and I are thinking about you and I will continue to send you my Golden Healing Thoughts. Have a great holiday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ike said...

I am sooooo glad you are doing better! I'm still sending healing vibes your way, man!
Ike

Autumn the maltese said...

Stop by to wish u a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday =D
May the Christmas bring you lots of happiness and health.

Autumn & Mom

Harry Pugalicious said...

We's glad to hear you've been feelings better. I thinks that's a great idea your Daddy had and know that your Mom's postings will be a big help to other pawrents who are dealing with this.

Chef said...

Oh Eduardo, I'm so happy to know you are chewing and bitey-facing! Sounds like you are in very good hands. If the roids make you sleepy, just take naps and dream about the next toy you're going to put in your mouth! Way to go, buddy!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

xox
Chef

Aimee "Roo" said...

This is good news! May you continue to improve, and hopefully what you are going through will help other dogs who go through it find the answers they need too!

Glad you are getting tons of snuggles as well. :) Keep on getting better!

Jeremyinc said...

Your site is very nice, and obviously very popular too! I would love to add your blog to my Puggle site. I am adding puggle breeders and also working on a page about puggle blogs!

Sue said...

Good for you, Eduardo. It sounds like you're making progress with this awful disease. Our Samba is doing pretty well, too, although she is having some side effects from the prednisone. Did you lose a lot of hair? Samba has some bare patches on her legs and back end.

Moco said...

Such good news. We know that your new year is going to be better. Good vobes coming your way daily.

Harlow said...

Eduardo!

I am so glad that you are feeling better! sounds like you have been thought a lot but it is so good to know how much your humans love you! we are sending prayers and good juju your way! stay strong!

puggle power!
harlow

Ozzie and Rocky said...

We are so happy to see all the wonderful prayers soing such a remarkable jo:) You look marvelous Eduardo!
Ozzie & Rocky

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Eduardo...we are so gladest you're feeling better dear boy...

I can't imagine how hard it was for you before...

We're gonna keep sending zen and keepin' ya in our thoughts and prayers...

Kisses, dear Eduardo!!!

Lacie and her stoopid brothers!!!

Pearl said...

Eduardo, I was just wondering how you were doing, and I came over and found this update! I am so happy that the news is good and that your quality of life is much better on the steroids.
You keep fighting this nasty illness, Eduardo! With your wonderful loving parents supporting you, I know you will win this battle!!!

xoxo
Pearl

Kimo and Sabi said...

We wish you a healthy and happy new year 2010!