Sunday, February 24, 2013

Black & White Sunday: Lola Update

Happy Daytona 500 / Snow Day / Sick Day / Black and White Sunday.  I've been sick all weekend and it just plain sucks.  I'm not good at being sick... lazy weekends, sure, but not sick weekends.  

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The good news is Lola seems to be feeling better... and continues to ask for more treats (or just about any food she can get her paws on).  That's her "For Me?" look above... and no, I can not resist. 

We had a check up with our awesome vet, Dr C on Thursday.  I was really worried that we would put her on the scale and find out she lost more weight, but much to my surprise, she had gained almost a full pound!  It doesn't sound like much, but after loosing 8 pounds of muscle mass and looking so boney, I'll take it.  I asked Dr C if we should think about adding more protein to her diet, either in the form of a supplement or pieces of chicken/fish.  She didn't think we should go that route, but instead add canned puppy food to her kibble.  We started doing that yesterday.

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The other great news is Dr C decreased Lola's prednisone again!!!  We're now down to 10mg, twice a day.  (For those who haven't followed, we started this ordeal at 30mg, twice a day) She's been having a real hard time getting up on the couches for the past couple weeks and today, she's done it all by herself several times... so I think things are beginning to look up.

It's been a snowy day here, so we'll leave you with a shot of the big flakes... enjoy the rest of your Sunday-Funday!

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13 comments:

GOOSE said...

Love the "For Me" look. Don't know how anyone could resist that.
Blessings,
Goose

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Not happy news dat you is sick but it IS happy news dat Lola is doin' better!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

PeeS Your snowflake foto is beOOtiful!

melF said...

Oh wow. I am so glad Lola is feeling better. It's awful when our dogs get so sick. At least she can comfort you while you're sick. At least if you have to be sick you can be so on a weekend when staying in is just about the only option.

Hope you feel better soon (and Lola too!). Love the pictures, but the top one had me at sad eyes. :)

Life with Wrigs said...

We are so happy to hear Lola is doing better! That "for me?" look is mighty familiar. A certain someone in our house gives us that look regularly.

Sorry to hear you are ill and hope you feel better soon.

Susan and Wrigs

Kari in Alaska said...

Glad she is doing better and I hope you are soon too!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

jen said...

I'm so glad to hear that she gained!! Yay!!! The puppy food is a good idea! More calories!! So happy that the pred dose can be decreased a bit more too! Double yay!

Hope you feel better soon, we have a cold going around this house too!

Kat said...

Aww. I'd give into Lola's for me look every time. She's a doll. Glad she's feeling better too. Hope she continues to put on more weight :)

Molly The Wally said...

Hope you are better soon and you had a restful weekend. Great news about Lola. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

SissySees said...

Glad Lola is on the mend. Hopefully you will be soon.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Good news for Lola but not for you. Oh SNOW!!! Hope you are resting well. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sue said...

Great news for Lola! I know first hand how important a gain of one pound can be. Keep it up and keep chomping those treats.

Kenyetta said...

Yay for Lola!

Bubblesknits said...

Sorry to hear you're sick, but I'm so very happy that Lola is doing better!

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