I’m usually the dupe around here on April 1 and I already got my annual embarrassment already this month. This morning He called me to take a ride in the Scottiemobile. OK, it’s been 25 days since my last once every 25 days shot and there’s nothing like a ride in my Scottiemobile in the country. We arrived at the vet and I got weighed (actually dropped 4/10’s of a kilo or about a pound). Then I was taken into an examining room and I knew this could not be good. I got poked up the behind-temperature is OK. The Doc looked in my ears-OOPS, there’s an infection in both ears. Then the Doc looked at my paw that has been causing me problems. I’m usually mellow but I did NOT like that. I couldn’t do anything about it with the vet tech holding me down. Then the vet told Him that some of the signs with thyroid hypo-activity were present. My hearing and the fact (I’m so ashamed to bare it all) that I’m going a little bald on the back from the shoulders down a bit.
Here’s what happened
1) The Doc examined swabs taken from my ears and said it was a yeast infection. I haven’t baked bread in a couple of years so I don’t know how I picked it up. Ear drops for me for a while to get rid of it.
2) I had blood drawn for a comprehensive blood test and we’ll see about the thyroid hormones. We’ll get the results tomorrow.
3) My paw problem could be three things. An infection, something stuck in the paw or the C-word. He gave me some anti-biotics which should show signs of improvement in a few days if it is an infection. If that’s not it, I’ll have x-rays and/or exploratory surgery to see if that’s the problem. If it’s the big C, I might have the outer toe amputated .
I’m so glad I have my support group, both local (below) and global (you guys)
Oh Kyla dear, I’m so sorry to hear dat you are having vet issues. I’ll have Mom throw up a little prayer for your speedy recovery and dat it is not C.
I have ear infections when I was a pup and hated having my clean dem daily and put drops in them. Very traumatic for a wee little laddie. To dis day…. I still do not like anyone messing wiff my ears. I feel your pain.
It wasn’t the ear so much, but that paw was painful when he touched it.
Oh Kyla! One of mine recently had an ear infection too despite diligent weekly ear cleanings. These things happen. Paws crossed that your paw feels better soon.
Thanks-I knew I could count on my support group.
Now you know why you can not hear them call you for dinner. The drops will have you all fixed up in no time. Hope your paws clear up ok. Prayers sent your way.
Thank you Bentley.
Me and Nellie hope you get better soon and we are thinking of you. We love reading about you adventures and friends.
I must be getting better-I heard that all the way from New Zealand.
K..Y..L..A can youz hear’z me????? Now dont’s worry, you are gonna bee just fine. Those ear drops and antibiotics will have you back to normal in no time. You know’s we are thinking of you and only positive as you are one of my bestest buddys and we love you. xxoxxxxx
Mollie and Alfie
I’m pretty confident about the ears. It’s the paw that’s got me worried. It would be hard to continue as one of your bestest buddies if I weren’t here.
Okay, we’ll just stay calm until we find out for sure! At least the ears and stuff can be treated and sounds like the foot, too IF it’s the dreaded C.
As to the bald spot, summer is coming and you’ll be nice and cool! We’d think you were beautiful if you were completely bald.
XXXOOO Bella & Roxy
Nah, you don’t want to see this old lady naked.
Kyla, gurl, sorry abouts the vettie probing you like that!! So RUDE. There’s gotta be a better way to take our temps, ya know?! Let’s stick a thermometer up THEIR hinnies and see how they like it!! Just sayin’.
Sorry abouts the paw. I hate peeps touchin’ my paws. I hopes it’s just an infection and it’ll feel betters with the meds. Paws crossed over here!
Oh, and don’t worry abouts the bald spots ~ I thinks there is a Hair Club for Scotties somewheres!! BOL
Okays, I’m gonna go have a margarita…your vettie visit has givin’ me flashbacks…
Margaritas have nutrition-I’m all in. Thanks for your good wishes.
Oh Kyla, I hope that the c-word is very far from what they find out is wrong with you. Your a very brave doggie though to be such a good girl and take it with a grain of salt. Keep us updated on what is going on with you!
I will-even if it’s bad. I’d rather do the happy dance when it’s good.
I know your sisters are giving you as many snuggles as you will tolerate, but Cricket and Butterfly (or maybe just Butterfly) are sending hugs too.
If Cricket isn’t, I know her peep is.
I got faith in you Kyla! It’s been a bad spring and my first thought is allergies. The only thing that can take a good Scottie down is in the bladder. Never have I heard of the c-word + Scottie anywhere else! 🙂
I know we’re very prone to C-word in the bladder. That’s why They don’t use pre-emergent for weeds that contain 2-4-D. Pre-emergent is almost a must because you don’t want foxtails-I had e bad experience with those.
Oh Kyla…. I’m counting on the paw being infected since it hurt so much. Right? Hoping the cream works. Don’t worry about the hair issue. I sure hope you are ok and feeling better though. It’s nice to hear you were a proper Scottie and gave it to them when they touched your owie.
Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy
Do you have a good reference for a terrier comb-over?
We’re having a heat wave. I could shave Scruffy and send some hair your way. I mean it’s blonde but maybe you could pass it off as white???
Kyla, sorry you had to get poked in the butt. No, no, no not the C word most definitely keeping you in my prayers.
Aroo to you,
Thanks Sully. It’s not something I wished for but our breed is prone to C. I’m Popeye-I yam what I yam and it is what it is.
You had quite a day! So what is 2-4-D? My peep wants to make sure it’s not in our yard. I have two friends who had super sore paws. Prepare yourself for the cone if you start licking it. We sending up a prayer for a fellow Scottie tonight. I’m glad you are brave enough to share the vet visit with us!
Extra, extra, read all about it.
Since we Scotties are very susceptible to bladder cancer and we’re diggers and very low to the ground, it’s probably best we stay away from it because the safety of it is still questionable.
Thank you so much! My peep is passing the info around to her Scottie friends. She knows I’m a digger and I like to eat plants, so she’s trying to be very careful! Thinking about you and your paw today.
We don’t know what’s wrong—–yet.
Oh no not a visit to the blood stealers. Poor you. Hope the drops help your ears and the antibiotics sort your foot out. Good luck with the test results. We send healing vibes and POTP. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
Thank you, Molly. We’ll get test results today (hopefully).
Oh Kyla…how worrying. Please let us know how the antibiotics work out. We are keeping our paws crossed. As for the balding…we love you regardless of how much or how little fur you got going on.
Wally & Sammy
We won’t know for a few days about the effectiveness of the antibiotics.
Kyla, I cross my paws that your ears will be better soon and that it is NOT the darned big C on your paw. Even when you lost some hairs on your back, for me you are always the beautiful Scottie-Lady.
Thanks, Easy. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal in a week.
Now wait just a minute…..none of that talk about C or anything else that won’t clear up. You hear me? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW??????????
I hear you and agree. However, it is what it is and right now we don’t know what it is.
Now hear this: you are not alone my precious Kyla friend. There are too many Kyla Scottie Mobile license plates signifying to that truth. I know. Because you graciously gave me one. And I display it proudly on my Stuart Napster Mobile. (I won’t let the peeps put it on their cars – something would happen to it.)
So, take comfort in the fact that whatever it is, We’re with you all the way.
ArrrrOOOOOOO rooo ROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I know you must have heard that.
I heard you clearly, Stu. Thanks.
Well good. And don’t you forget it.
Kyla praying your foot will clear up on the antibiotics. It is not nice to play tricks on Kyla.
Sweet William The Scot
That’s what I told the foot but it doesn’t listen.
Heavens, Kyla, my dear! The v-e-t really put you through the ringer, huh? We are praying that the antibiotics clear that foot problem right up! How’s your appetite? We’d venture to guess that’s how we’d tell if you were truly in bad shape…
Edgar and his mum
Food all gone. Got more?
We are hoping that all is well with you. Sidney and Shelby do not enjoy the vet at all. Rocky loves to go and get the royal treatment.
There is no royal treatment at the vet. The first thing they do is to stick a thermometer…well, you know.
Infection in the ears is very much a problem for Donna… we hate eardrops! Take care and hope you hear better soon!
Oh Kyla… I hope your paw clears up… Huggies from Floyd and Dougall