Today is a very good day! Vin went to see Dr. B today and to get some bloodwork done. Everyone commented on how much better Vinny looks than the last time they saw him! He is
so much better!
His liver is almost back to normal. The ALT went from 666 on Halloween to 137 today which is just a hair above the normal range, woohoo! His calcium is great, his kidneys are great! We are discontinuing the Benazepril now. Vin will stay on his current dosage of Pred, but no other meds. Now that Dr. B finally got to see his leg, she thinks he probably did injure it during his tumble Sunday. She checked the lymph gland above the leg and it is normal. We will continue with heat therapy until it's all better. Provided Vinny has no more issues come up in the next couple of weeks, he will go back two weeks from today for another treatment with the CCNU. I REALLY hope we have a quiet next couple of weeks!
I also consulted this week with the same holistic expert Dee uses for Kato. Wow, that lady is great! I'm learning a lot more about homeopathic remedies. I had done a lot of research on the subject, but she has really clarified many of my questions and helped me to solidify a better plan for Vin.
There are so many little things too that let us know he feels better. He wants to potty out back like usual and yesterday he jumped from the ground up to the deck! I haven't seen him do that in a few weeks! He was also wrestling with Reno last night, which again he has not done in awhile. It's the little things that mean so very much these days.
Something else I noticed the last couple of days - Vinny's ears are really perky. He usually holds them back against his head, but now they are perky and up like when he was a pup. Hmmmm. I don't know what that is all about, but I like it.
Vinny sends big, sweet kisses to you all and I send many thanks for all the positive energy you send us.