Tuesday, 7 December 2010

pUpdate on Trudis

A message from Trudis:

Awww, I am so touched by your thoughtfullness, my dearest furriends. Thank you so much for all the healing vibes you  sent me. I will try to get better for you, and besides I cannot be absent on our yearly christmas feeding of street animals. I love you all!

Message from the Secretary: 

To date, Trudis has the following symptoms, ranked from the degree of severity: weight loss, nasal discharge, dry crusty nose. Her previous elevated SGPT had normalized after treatment with Godex and antibiotics. The Animal Doctor ordered another bloodtest and urinalysis over the weekend, and the results do not seem to point to Canine Diabetes. So what is causing this dog to lose a lot of weight? Her amylase and lipase levels are below normal yet the test- Serum Trypsin-Like Immunoreactivity- which could diagnose  pancreatic insufficiency is nowhere available in our country. I've contacted tertiary diagnostic laboratories and even veterinary laboratories here in Metro Manila, nada. Nevertheless, Trudis has started taking pancreatic enzymes with her meals. If this will abate further weight loss, I wonder if the Animal Doc can go ahead and make a presumptive diagnosis. 

This afternoon, Trudis went to the lab to have her chest xrayed. The Animal Doctor also requested for an examination of her nasal discharge. Will update you with the results.  Thanks for all your concern!

P.S Thanks to the Animal Doc for taking charge of the situation, I am impressed with what you did today!


  1. Hi Trudis,

    Sorry for being a poor correspondent. Get well soon, my friend. I'm on antibiotics myself but I'm ok.

    I know the secretary and the animal doctor are taking care of you so I wouldn't worry.


  2. We hope that the AD will find answers for Trudis. Trudis is in good hands with you and the AD there by her side.

    We got our paws crossed and we have faith that she'll be ok.

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

  3. Hello my lovelies,

    Thank you so much for the latest on Trudis (loved the 'pupdate' title!!). We're still sending lots and lots of love your way.

    I've looked it up, and you can get the Serum Trypsin-Like Immunoreactivity tests done here in the UK. Do let us know if we can be of any assistance in getting anything to or from a UK lab.

    love and best wishes,

    Roo and Jasper

  4. Woof Trudis! What happened? Oh, we got worried when MrBirdsky tweeted this news to us. MrBirdsky goes around you know. We're praying and sending healing light to you and the rest of the team! Stay strong and be well.

    Lovelots, de SuperDog and his Popsy,
    Sweepy and Sumo

  5. Thank you for your support and answering our call.
    Sorry to hear about Trudis, we will say a prayer for her tonight. Get well soon Trudis!

    Your Pals,
    Wyatt and Stanzie

  6. We will be purring for Trudis to get well quick!


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