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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Hey there to all my fur-buddies from around the world!
MAXDOG here...

You know, I haven't been feeling so well lately - for about 10 days now.

I really don't like my food anymore and have tried to give it to TAMMY, but Mom is having none of that! Usually I scoff my food and polish it off in 30 seconds flat, but I just haven't been feeling myself! I do eat my portion...eventually...but not with gusto.

Mom took me to my nice Vet yesterday for a check-up. You will remember that I had my surgery two months ago and since then Mom has been watching me like a hawk! Well, Doctor Ernie gave me a real once-over despite his waiting room being packed with other sick doggies.(Thank you Doctor Ernie!!!)
He told Mom that my liver is feeling enlarged. (No guys, I haven't been drinking anything taboo!)

Doctor Ernie got some blood samples and sent them off yesterday morning. He tested me for Anaemia, my white cell count and my liver. All the tests seem pretty normal. The only thing is that my white cells are quite "clumpy" and Dr Ernie is sure that my liver is enlarged.

He's given me some anti-biotics and some liver support medication. Once that medication is finished they will assess my condition again. If necessary, I will get another scan if the meds don't help.

Anyway, TOFFEE too has been concerned about me and has even allowed me to try and sleep under his bed...

But it's no use, I still don't have my energy back and am quite lethargic.

I must say that the cool floor helps! (Mom thinks it soothes my tummy)

The best is that am always around her while she is busy with this book of hers. I don't mind just sleeping at her feet.

Hope you are all well and frisky!


SGR said...

Woof! MAX I'm sending you my Golden Healing Thoughts. I'll be thinking of you ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

houndstooth said...

Awwww, Max, I'm sorry you don't feel well! I hope the medicine helps and you feel like eating and romping again soon!


kks said...

Hope you are feeling better soon max!!

Emma Rose said...

Hi Max! I am so sorry your tummy isn't well. I hope you meds work really fast so you can get back to eating!

Emma Rose

Heather and Ellie said...

Poor Max! Get well soon buddy.....
We're thinking of you.

Byron said...

Hope your feeling better real soon Max

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh sweet one. I so hope the medicine works soon and that you are back to your own sweet self quickly.. Sending you some of my loudest purrs.. Hugs GJ x

Hamish Westie said...

Oh Max, it's no fun at all, this growing old business. At least it seems you have an attentive vet. I am sure that between Doctor Ernie and your Mom, you are getting the very best treatment. Paw crossed that you recover some of your energy and zest for life. I too was at the vets yesterday, and will tell you all about that soon.
Cheers, H.

Anya said...

I send you get well wishes
and I hope the medicines helps!!!!
Take care my sweet friend ...
Kareltje =^.^=

Ina in Alaska said...

Dear Max, we are sorry you are Under the Weather as our Mom says... looks like your Pack is treating you kindly. We hope you are 100% robust soon!! Love and Licks from Anchorage... xoxo Toby, Ginger, Jeter and Halle

KB said...

Oh Max, I don't even want to think about you not feeling well. I imagine you always feeling frisky and happy-go-lucky. Our paws are crossed that your medicines help, and you bounce right back. We're thinking of you, sweet boy!

Stella said...

Hi Max:

Good wishes from me, too! Sometimes those meds the Docs give us work good but make us feel yucky for a few days. Don't give up, bear with it and I am sure you will be back to your usual happy self in no time!


Anonymous said...

Oh Max, I hope you feel better soon. Sorry you are sick :(

Cocorue said...

Maxi, we don't like it when you're under the weather. In fact, we don't like you being sick at all...

You HAVE to eat to get well and remember to take your meds. I will TALK to deMan above to look at you carefully and to make you well

love you lots,
your worried furiend

Petey said...

Max, you look so sad in those photos, not at all like your typically handsome chipper self. Scarf down those meds and then tuck into a nice supper and you'll hopefully be feeling good as new in no time.

That's an order!

Your pal,


YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Maxdog, we are sending you positive vibes so that you will feel better soon.

Sam & June

Angus said...

Max, this is dreadful news. Let's hope you're right as rain soon.

Samantha said...

Oh Max: so sorry to read that you are feeling punky. I hope those meds work soon so that you're up and about and happily (voraciously) eating again with vigor. Sending golden vibes, dear one!
Hugs xo

brooke said...

Aww poor Max. Hope you feel better soon! Lay off the hard stuff, it'll help your liver!

Anna the GSD said...

Zooming get well thoughts your way!! Tummy troubles suck. :(

Feel better and eat some of your noms!!

The Army of Four said...

Aw, not feeling good is the pits. We sure hope you feel better soon, Max!
Play bows,

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Max we are so sad to hear you are not feeling well! We are hoping the meds fix you up quickly so you are back to your normal self! We are sending lots of purrs and prayers for a quick recovery!!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

I'm sorry your not feeling great. My big sissy had liver issues, and she was sick for a bit;but, then she got well. I hope you feel better.
Sally Ann

Ludo van Doggy said...

I hope you feel better very soon Max!
~lickies, Ludo


Oh my gosh! We are so sorry to hear that you have been feeling under the weather our dear sweet frend.

We hope your meds kick in very soon. Meanwhile just rest and enjoy all the love and care you are receiving from mommy.

Luv you pal, Get well soon!

Riley and Star.

dewdana said...

Oh dear Max, say it isn't so! I hope the medicine fixes you up good as new. Please keep us posted!

Sierra Rose said...

Oh sweetie pie!!! We are so sorry you are not feeling well. Wondering how an enlarged liver is treated?? Very glad you have some wonderful pals to help take care of you!
We'll be thinking about you.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Clive said...

Oh Max, we're late coming to comment today but we waited until the NSLM had gone to bed. We guessed from the 'title' that the news was not going to be good.

We really hope that the meds kick in and you start to feel like your old self again. You look so sad in those photos. An enlarged liver doesn't sound very good!

We're sending every good wish your way and we really do hope you feel better soon.

look after yourself
Clive and Murray's Mom

Asta said...

Sweet Max

I am cwossing my paws that youw medicins help you feel betttew vewy soon and get youw enewgy and appetite back..you bweak my heawt seeing you looking so sad
smoochie healing kisses

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Maxdog,

I'm so sorry you are feeling under the weather and I hope the animal doctor fixes what is ailing you really soon. You look so sad in your pictures. You must eat though Maxdog. Have mommy make you some white rice with boiled chicken...I know when I was ill last March that's what made me feel better. Feel better soon Max.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Maggie and Mitch said...

You look so sad, Max! We hope the meds work for you! We want you to feel better!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

caboval said...

Hi Max! Sending you warm thoughts of feeling better!! We are so sad you dont feel well!!! We love you lots! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Merdie and I will be khrossing our paws fur woo!

She's sending lots of GR Vibes
Whilst I'll send some of the SibeVibe variety!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMG Maxie, I agree with everypup, especially Miss CocoRue!

YOU EAT with Gusto and GET BETTER!

You leave it to all of us to talk to our higher powers about this.

We need you and love you Max!


Ms. ~K said...

Sending healing thoughts to you Sweet Max!!!
Please keep us posted, as we will be worried about you!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

PS....Big hug to your mom from our mom...she knows what it's like to worry about fur-babies!

The Thundering Herd said...

Ok, Max, there will be no feeling ill. It is a rule. So get better really quick. Lots of paws crossed and sibe vibes coming to you from The Herd.

Twinkietinydog said...

My poor, furiend, I wish I could do something. Have you had any Nutrical? My M always gives me Nutrical when I crash (which is often) and she swears it jump starts me. What it does for me: it gives me energy and it makes my tummy start working and then I want more food. Your vet sounds real sweet. Take care and start chowing down!

Kryna said...

Aw, I hope Max is feeling better soon. He looks so sad. Hugs Max!

The OP Pack said...

Max, we don't like to hear you aren't feeling well. We hope you just have a virus or something and that your meds will make you feel so much better. Paws crossed and we all know the power of the paw. Sibe vibes and prayers from Mom.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Lorenza said...

I really hope those meds help you to feel better soon!
Paws crossed for you!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Max
I hope your taking your medicine like a good pup, and that you start feeling better soon.
I will send some good thoughts to fly above your head in some magic bubbles.
Please get well soon.

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Oh Max, we've been thinking about you all day, but the stupid Internet wouldn't let us comment this morning. We hope you feel better soon and are eating like a horse.

Paws crossed.

Tucker and Daisy

KK said...

Oh no, I hope you are all better soon. I bet your mommy is worried sick!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Poor Max! You do look so sorry for yourself in those photos. We are crossing all paws tat the meds will help and you will feel much better soonest.

Tommy and the Poupounette Kitties

BRUTUS said...

Poor Max! So dorry to hear you aren't feeling good. I've have a nasty tummy bug myself this week, so I know what you mean about not wanting to eat... Mom made me some boiled chicken & THAT was AMAZING! Maybe you mom will make you some, how could she resist any request from those sad eyes of yours!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Draco and his Mom said...

We are sorry to hear that you feel icky Max. I hope you rest and get better real soon!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Max. We fell behind (again) and are sorry we weren't here to wish you better health and good feelings when you first let your blogging pals know about your loss of appetite and vet results. Know we think aboutcha everyday, even when we don't drop by.

We hope you are beginning to feel better. We'll go read more recent posts now.

Jake and Fergi and family

Piappies World said...

Hello there Max,

So sorry to be late in posting our get well wishes for you. We have our paws crossed that the meds make you better and back in tip top shape. Do get the appetite back, alright.

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Mango said...

Oh Max! That is making me sad. I hope that you are just feeling tired and not in any pain. THat is the most important. Your mom and the vet will take care of the rest.


Mochi and Mommy said...

I hope you feel better soon! I'm crossing my paws and sending lots of Sibe Vibes to you!


Nika + PARKER said...

Hi max!!! Sorry to hear you are not feeling well! We hope you are feeling much better real soon!! and I sure know what it's like being watched like a HAWK. My mom has been doing the same thing. I think that means they loves us a REAL LOT.

ocmist said...

OH, Dear... Since we are doing catch up reading here, we will probably skip ahead to be sure that you are doing OK, Pal! The CCC