Another Daisy Update

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Things are looking brighter these days. Daisy had been eating her prescription food (as long as we put a little chicken on it!) She has more interest in her surroundings and isn’t sleeping as much during the day.

Blood tests for Addison’s Disease proved negative, so we’ve eliminated that as a cause. Still waiting for the results of the biopsies. The doctor referred to her as still being in recovery. I guess my question remains, “From what?”

The Prilosec and Prednisone and the prescription food seem to be working for her digestive issues. Her arthritis remains a concern. We’ve been told to stop giving her the pain meds, and she’s having definite issues with her back legs and hips. One theory has been that the meds she was on for arthritis may have wreaked havoc with her stomach lining. Just one of many theories. No real answers.

But we’ve seen improvement in the last couple of days. Any day that she sits by the “cookie closet” and waits expectantly for a biscuits is a good day!

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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2 Responses to Another Daisy Update

  1. Judy Spahn says:

    Daisy is definitely looking more clear eyed and comfortable. So very glad. Just wondering, did they even check to make sure she did not have any hairline type fractures? My Pyrenees once went off his food and did not want to move, and I suspected that might have been the case, but only in looking back. He had been off running that morning and made it almost to the house when he just sat and did not want to move. Special diet of rice and chicken and patience and he improved. Wish I had had him x-rayed, so I would know for sure. Just really glad Daisy is improving.

  2. Mary Jane says:

    Daisy’s issues are almost definitely intestinal. Still waiting for biopsy results, but after all the testing, it’s possible that we’ll never know the cause.

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