Well I have some pretty freaking awesome news for you bloggy friends...Duke has been improving since his visit to the vet on Tuesday!!!! You have no idea how happy this makes me. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your prayers and thoughts this week!! I feel so blessed to have such awesome readers, and dare I say friends, who are there when I need them for their support and prayers!
Tuesday he was re-checked by the vet and had full blood work done to check everything to make sure there was nothing else going on with his body. The disease he has become a bit more serious though as we were informed that it's a lot like lymes disease was about 20 years ago when it was first discovered; information and treatment plans were always changing so they don't know how exactly to treat or how serious the disease is. The vet informed us that they have lost dogs from this disease. Scary stuff!
He was prescribed a steroid medication to start on that night and he's been improving ever since. My mom called to give the vet the update (as we were told to do) and tomorrow we are lowering the dosage from 1 and 1/2 tablets to 1 tablet every 12 hours for two days and then to a 1/2 tablet. If he would start going backwards in his progress we go back to the dosage that was helping. We have to call again on Tuesday to update them on how things are going. Fingers crossed that things keep improving and soon my family has our dog back!
Due to the crazy emotions throughout this week and caring for Duke I've been a bit distracted in the evenings so I haven't been writing as I would have liked to. I thought summer would lead to consistent posting but so far not so much :( I'm going to work on that!
On the weight loss front...
I've determined that losing weight on my own, away from Sparkpeople, just isn't working for me. As of Wednesday I've logged in every day, been tracking my meals as much as I can (which really isn't very much), and while I haven't "officially" worked out yet I have been thinking about it a lot more than I had been. I really want to make progress this summer and not look back. It feels like forever since I've felt good about myself and where I'm at/headed.
Anyways, that's a brief update of what's going in my life. I'll bore you ( ;) ) with more posts soon!