Thursday, 2 December 2010

Oh-oh Trudis is in serious trouble!

Okay, it started two weeks ago, when Mom/the Secretary noticed that my older sissie Trudis was not herself ( Mom's used to seeing her bounce off the floor, you see). My sissie is having some nasal discharge and dry , crusty nose.  The Animal Doctor had some blood test done immediately and found out that Trudis had elevated SGPT, slightly low RBC and platelet count. He thought it was a case of viral hepatitis ( we are routinely vaccinated, so what's up with that?) and gave Trudis Godex and Amoxicillin. Another round of blood test showed that my sissie's liver is getting better.

But there is another problem. Trudis is losing weight- fast! She's a pig, eating 4-5 times a day now,sometimes eating papers and stuff she's not supposed to eat. Yet the bones on top of her skull, ribs and hips are showing. This is driving Mom bonkers especially since the Animal Doctor cannot tell yet what's the problem with Trudis.

                                                     Gums and tongue are still pink though...

Appetite and water intake still okay. 

Please pray for our sissie Trudis. There are other tests to be done to determine  her illness but  some of these are unavailable in our area.  We shall be coming back with an update.
We miss our online friends so much. Sadly we are unable to leave comments lately but we are so happy to read your posts, especially knowing that you and your humans are happy and well. We love you our friends!

                                                Love and Kisses, Scarlet


  1. You can be 100% sure we'll be thinking of you both every day.

  2. Hello there Scarlet,

    We have our paws crossed for Trudis. We hope that she will feel better really soon.

    We are all sending our love and hugs as well as healing prayers your way. Be ok please!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

  3. Dearest Scarlet - OH NO! We often remember you and your family in our thoughts and prayers - and will send up lots of extra prayer-arrows for Trudis. We hope so much that she makes a fast and full recovery. Like your good people suggest, she looks so healthy otherwise.

    This is just a guess - but she wouldn't be having a phantom pregnancy, would she? It happened to Jaki, a Jack Russell owned by Ruth when she was much younger. Jaki genuinely believed she was "with pup", exhibiting nesting-type behaviour and acting like she was eating for herself and a litter of pups. It was terribly sad. Our Animal Doctor was able to ultimately treat it with hormone replacement therapy.

    Maybe the Hepatitis has diddled with Trudis' hormones a bit and prompted someting similar?

    Fingers and claws crossed for you all.

    With our love,

    Ruth and Jasper. xxx

  4. Hi, Scarlet!
    I am so sorry to know Trudis is not feeling well. I hope the AD will know what is happening with her soon, so he can give Trudis a treatment to make her get better!
    I will have my paws crossed and my mom will be praying for her.
    Let us know how she is doing, ok?
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  5. Scawlet
    I am pwaying fow youw sissie Twudis
    how awful not to know what's causing this..I pway that the dogtow can figoowe it out and make heww all bettew
    I'm sending my love and healing smoochies to all of you

  6. woofs, hope u feels better soon will keep u in me thoughts and prayers..

    b safe,

  7. Oh my, we don't like to hear this news about Trudis. I hope you and the Animal Doctor can figure out what is wrong with her. We don't like that weight loss either. Please let us know how she's doing. Teddy sends his power of the paw to you and your family.


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