It has been a busy week around here and I’m glad it’s about over.

As I started writing the draft of this post on Tuesday morning, my sweet, loving Golden Shadow was in a kennel at the vet’s office. 

She was awaiting her turn with Dr. Steve, and for me to return for her.

Last Friday, we did a re-check of her liver enzyme levels after 30 days on the Denosyl.

The Denosyl did not work. Those enzyme levels which were elevated 36 days ago were even more elevated this time. And other levels were also elevated that had been in the normal range. 

So, on Tuesday afternoon – at the vet’s recommendation – we did an ultrasound on her liver and abdominal region.  

Turns out she has some old-age abscesses in her liver which we will be treating with Ampicillin and Denamarin for a month. She also has a small nodule in her spleen that does NOT appear to have any worrisome characteristics. But just to be on the safe side we will do another ultrasound in a month to check on it.

Meanwhile, Ducky had the first of two CIV (Canine Influenza Virus) vaccinations on Tuesday morning as well. It doesn’t reach its full efficacy until two weeks after the second “shot”. So, our little girl will not be going back to daycare until some time in July. I’m not taking any unnecessary chances of her being infected and passing it on to Shadow. Especially now. She seems happy enough to stay home…

So today – as always – I am thankful that we have a great relationship with a wonderful vet. And, by the way, his hospital/practice is now accredited by the #AAHA.

I’m also thankful for – among so many other blessings – our wonderful pet-loving community. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without y’all!  (I meant to join the Thankful Thursday blog hop but didn’t have time.)

12 thoughts on “TGIF 

    • My Golden Life says:

      Thanks! As to the flu – it’s bad enough for our vet to recommend no trips to daycare, training classes or dog parks…especially for puppies, seniors, and dogs with compromised immune systems. It’s airborne so direct contact not necessary. Ducky’s staying home from daycare until at least mid-July.


  1. Tails Around the Ranch says:

    Best wishes that the new med-combo works its magic for sweet Shadow. And thanks for the reminder to get the canine flu vaccine. Have heard enough stories this season alone to put that front and center! Happy weekend.

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    • My Golden Life says:

      Well, these things happen sometimes. Hopefully the combination of the Ampicillin and Denamarin will heal the abscesses and allow things to go back to normal.

      As for Ducky? We shall see. So far so good. But The Ducky Diary is always handy when I need it.


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