Rupert is a sweet dog! I took his recent comprehensive SARC medical records into our vets, Rupert has an app't Monday but I wanted to start him on some sulcrate over the weekend just to protect his GI tract due his profound diarrhea. it has got to be really irritating the sensitive tissues inside and I don't want to risk a perforation. sulcrate will coat his GI tract at least a little bit and offer some protection from this. she also upped his flagyl dose a bit and added Pepcid ac and then panacure as a dewormer plus a gastro diet.
hopefully that along with the prednisone he is already on will hold him over the weekend and help to reduce some of the inflammation. however, he was sent here already being deemed most likely palliative so while these measures may increase his comfort they are not expected to provide a cure.
max is still at the vets and not doing well. his lung infection is escalating despite the heavy duty meds. the vets are worried there may be an underlying celiac disease or lymphoma or plaque like cancer causing his illness that isn't showing up on xray. we are still in the worrisome mode of wait and see...not sure what tomorrow will bring.
heads up to the weekend volunteers..my sister and husband are visiting me from Arizona. I currently have them safely stashed out at the cabin so this weekend I will be busy back and forth juggling saints and family.
there is nothing quite as cute as a giant, 140 pound, slow moving mastiff with a boat sized head, playing with a very small ball in slow motion. sigh...bill is adorable when he plays.