23 December 2009

Regrouping

Thank-you to everyone that posted kind words of support and/or tidbits of advice with respect to my last post. You all realize how important an animal friend can be - there is a true bond.*

I called the vet to book Simon in for a bile acid test (to test liver function) and a Cushing's disease test. So, he goes in on Monday and hopefully it starts us down a path toward some definitive answers. I'll let you know what happens as we go along.

Again, thank you.



*Anonymous #2 (from the comments to the last post): I'm not really sure how you thought you were being helpful. For those of us with a soul, giving up so easily on a beloved family member is not an option. Sheesh.

31 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I truly wish that you get some answers and all goes well.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

gwensews said...

Keeping a good thought for Simon. Our fur children are very important to us. Best wishes.

Jan Swindlehurst said...

Hope all goes well on Monday and that easily treatable problems are found. Hugs to you both.

Carol said...

Love and hugs to you and Simon. Molly is off down the street to visit friends wearing her christmas antlers, but she sends doggie love as well. She looks a lot like Simon in the picture on the sidebar. I will post a picture on my blog tomorrow.

Nancy K said...

I wish you and Simon the best. Good luck.

Suzy said...

Here's to a wonderful, Happy Holiday with Simon and family. May Monday start you down the path to answers.

All the best from the Thunderpaws Tribe.

Debbie Cook said...

Good luck to you and Simon on Monday, and good wishes for peace over the holidays as this weighs on your hearts.

Mary Beth said...

Smart move, Shannon. I hope you get the test results quickly. Patch and Gaely GoLightly send their best good luck vibes (and Martini the cat promises to thinking positively for a minute). We all pulling for Simon!

okie2thfairy said...

The best wishes from our 4-legged friend to yours. Keep us informed on his progress!

gaylen said...

I'm glad to hear that you at least have direction. Sometimes the unknown is the hardest. We'll keep Simon in our thoughts and will be slinging lots of healing slime your way.

(I thought a couple of those annon. comments were pretty strange.) - g

Joanier said...

We'll keep the good thoughts coming. It's obvious how dear he is to you and I hope this is a problem that resolves or is easily treated.

anita said...

It's good to hear that Simon's appetite and desire for walks is still good. Know that lots of us are thinking of him and hoping for the best for his tests on Monday.

jacquiJB said...

Continuing good wishes from Denmark for Simon, you and your husband. Anon#2's comment was out of line. Simon himself will let you know if and when he needs your help moving on, and you'll know it in your heart. In the meantime - and hopefully it's a very long, happy and healthy meantime - it sounds as though you have a good plan and a good vet to work with.

Helen said...

I just read your last post about Simon. I feel for you. I don't have any answers. But don't give up - I know you'll do everything you can to get Simon back to 100% health. Best, best wishes from my furry and feathered people, Jesse, Angel, Charlie and Winnie! Please get better, Simon.

Heather said...

Our pets really are part of our family and as important as any other part of our family. Some people (like anon) don't get that. Oh well it's their loss as they miss out on such a blessing and joy. Good luck on Monday and Merry Christmas.

Lilian said...

Fingers crossed!!

Claire S. said...

At whatever point you have to make 'that' decision, it will be too soon. Good luck with the next step.

Merry Christmas !

Elaine Dougan said...

Thinking of you and hoping for a good outcome. Our pets are such an important part of our lives.

Lina said...

Giving up is not an option at all,specially when it is about a family member.
Good luck to you and Simon on Monday.

Linda said...

Hopefully come Monday you will get some additional information that will help Simon to get better.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Shannon - I'm sorry someone wrote such a discouraging and uncaring post to you. We all know how much you love Simon and my hope is that the dr will give you some advice on Monday that will help Simon get better.

austin said...

The unknown can be so scary. I hope the Dr can give you and Simon the answers you need and will be able to set him on the road to recovery.

I'm so sorry that someone posted such an insensitive comment. Giving up on a beloved family member is not an option.

Doggy zen and prayers,
austin, Pongo and Buddy

pendlestitches said...

We've got everything crossed for you.

Anonymous 2 should either keep their thoughts to themselves or go boil their head!

Evie and Charlie
xx

Karen said...

I feel bad for Anon #2 because obviously he/she has never cared for - or had an animal care for them enough to know what you are going through with Simon. Simon's a lucky boy, and he knows it.

Alice, Annie, Archie, Bear, Harry, Katie, Lily, Max, Nicky and Ozzie all have fingers and toes crossed for Simon. As do I.

Little Sewing Alcove said...

A big hug for you and Simon! Best of luck tommorrow.

XenaBallerina said...

Oh my! I have just seen this. My best wishes. Hang in there. I worked for a vet and it was not unusual to see dogs like this do a remarkable turnaround but it does take time. Big hugs to you both.

Teddylyn said...

Best wishes for tomorrow, Shannon. I'm a firm believer in knowledge--we can make better decisions when we know what the situation is. I'm hoping for good news for you and Simon.

Lynda in LV (mom of a "slightly" spoiled miniature poodle of 10 yrs.)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a 12 yr old female Beagle who has Cushings. We are treating her with Vetoryl and she is doing great. It is not an easy disease to control but you CAN...and he can live a long healthy life.

Best of luck...Tina

Myra said...

Best of luck to you and your dog. Hopefully, he gets well soon. You know, there have been a rash of strange anonymous commenters lately, last several months. Move on if you don't like the subject matter, ya know? And negativity doesn't help anything. I think having sick pets is like sick babies. They can't tell you what's wrong. Most frustrating, but you do the best you can.

Jan Swindlehurst said...

Hi, Just wondering how Simon is after yesterday. Hope he's feeling better and continues to improve. Massive big hug for him. Take care x

amber said...

Simon is in my thoughts. I hope that the test results show something that is fixable. Hang in there. {{hugs}}