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)