Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lola's Latest

It's a busy Thursday here, but I wanted to give everyone a quick Lola update...

Waiting for Daddy at the vet #dogstagram #dobermanmix

We headed off to see Dr C, our awesome vet, on Tuesday evening.  Lola had been on the 10mg every other day dosage of prednisone for 8 weeks and it was time to get checked out and decide what the next step was. 

I've been watching her like a hawk for any new lumps or changes and hadn't noticed anything... and neither did Dr C.  Her weight was up a little more to almost 85 pounds (vet approved), and Lola was her happy-go-lucky self until it came to have blood drawn.  At that point, my dramatic girl pretended she was dying.  It's a good thing Dr C has recommended we forego any annual vaccinations going forward (with the exception of rabies, however she's not due for her booster for a couple years).  My girl might have taken home the Emmy if she saw more needles come out.

Now for the drumroll... We have made the decision to take Lola off of prednisone completely! ( :::knock on wood::: ) Doesn't she look happy (ignore Tut's I-Didn't-Get-To-Go-For-A-Freaking-Ride look)?

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Now if you will all keep the paws crossed over the next few weeks that she stays looking this happy and Mama does not  find any new lumps!  Dr C says if the autoimmune disease is to flare up again, it would probably be in 2 - 4 weeks after stopping the prednisone.  However, she really doesn't think this will be the case, as she says "the dosage of prednisone Lola has been on for the past 8 weeks is like a drop in the ocean for a dog her size."  Fortunately for us, our vet has first hand experience with going through this same issue with one of her own dogs who has been prednisone and issue free for 4 years!

Side Note: Don't forget to enter our giveaway of 2 bags of Cloud Star Dynamo treats if you have not already done so!

5 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Paws crossed for Lola. Good luck. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Life with Wrigs said...

That is such wonderful news! We hope Lola will remain symptom free and that will be the end of her autoimmune problem! She looks so happy in this photo! Tut is too funny.

Susan and Wrigs

Sue said...

That is such great news! We're all happy for Lola. Sounds like a good reason for a party.
Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

SissySees said...

Hooray! Crossed paws that the lumps stay away.

Marjie said...

That last picture is really funny, because Tut does look highly honked off. But it's great news for Lola, and I'm sure Tut would be delighted, if only he'd gotten to go for the freakin' ride.

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