Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Trip to the vet

I am so behind on reading everyone's blogs, and I am sorry! I really hope to catch up soon because I miss everybody! My mom needs to get a little less busy and help me with the computer again. She has been running around like a crazy woman helping her favorite candidate. Dad has been taking me to the office with him, but he hogs the computer there.

My mom was not too busy to bring me to the doctor on Monday. We were there for TWO HOURS!!! He is a very good doctor, and very thorough, but he was being very thorough with all of the appointments before mine so I had to wait around a while before going in. Here I am examining his room before he arrived.

I have been my usual itchy self, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. I am allergic to everything outside. My skin got infected again from scratching it, so I had to go get some medicine.

My doc said that I am the WORST allergy case he has ever seen! But, he said he thought I was doing much better than I have been before. He said my coat looked very good. But, my paws have bacteria and yeast (again) so I am back on two pills for that for a while. Now I am taking fish oil too. That is supposed to help my skin AND my joints, which actually are doing pretty well at the moment. I also have to get my shots a little bit more frequently.

But, here's the bad news. He said my baths are the most important thing my people can do for me right now. And I hate baths. I already get them twice a week, but now they're going to be even worse. I have to have one every three days, in cool water. They are supposed to lather me up and make me stand there for ten minutes with shampoo all over me! Is he kidding? My mom thought he was kidding too. Then after they rinse and towel-dry me, they have to spray me with conditioner stuff.

We did this last night. It was miserable.

I hope I stop itching. My mom says she hopes I stop shedding and being stinky. She has no sympathy.

P.S. Apparently Pitou just got a new baby sister Jack Russell terrier. Maybe that will make him less cranky. Who knows, maybe it will make him more cranky!


Simba said...

oh Lenny!! I'll keep my paws crossed you feel less itchy dude!! I hate baths too!! So I feel for you!



Faya said...

Lenny.... I wish I could do something for you....and bath every 3 days... my poor little friend...
Kisses, Faya

Gus said...

we don't know if our earlier comment went through, but you have my sympathy and condolences


Peanut said...

Oh lenny we hope you feel better soon.

Joe Stains said...

I always thought the more baths you take the worse the itchies because it dries out your skin? I sure hope something works for you. We get fish oil pills everyday!

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a bummer, Lenny! Hopefully the baths and the conditioner will clear stuff up for you fast! Do you at least get a treat while you're standing in the tub for 10 whole minutes?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs sorrwy u gots itchey skin...and omdog, 3 baffs a week, dat will b no fun at all...buttt iffin it helps u not itch den i guess it will b worf it..

b safe,
rocky, bear and angel lacylulu ;)

Sparky said...

Oh Lenny, I do hope you feel better soon! Baths are just horrible.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Lenny!
I'd be happy changing places with you! But I guess that would not help you to feel better!
I hope all those baths and meds will make your itches go away!
Kisses and hugs

Simba said...

Baths, baths, is he nuts?! Demand a second opinion.

Simba xx

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh dear Lenny, we didn't realise you had such a problem with your skin. We hope the extra baths help. We're going to keep our paws crossed so that you're better soon.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

William Tell said...

I feel your pain, buddy. I have terrible allergies, too, and had to go through allergy testing and taking monthly injections. They sure help me, and I feel much better now. There is a link at the bottom of my blog that might point you in the right direction if you want to check it out. Hope your pills and baths make you better!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Molly and Taffy said...

Oh dear Lenny

We do feel for you! What a predicament you are in, we certainly hope the baths help you real soon.

Molly and Taffy

Anonymous said...

I really hope you're skin is feeling better soon Lenny.


Sophie Brador said...

Hey Lenny, I sure do hope you and Pitou can get along. Those little Jacks can be a pretty high strung lot, but he should learn to appreciate you for sharing your mom from time to time.


Izzie said...

I feel your pain with the frequent baths and long lather times. Mama has to do that with me from time to time, too. What shampoo do you use?

Penny & Poppy said...

Lenny, we hope your itchies go away soon! We take fish oil too! We take it because we are both kind of, um...old and our joints need it. It's good for our coat too.

Poppy & Penny

Girasol said...

Lenny, I'm for sure you will get better soon.
I'm catch up with everybody so you are not ther only one who is behind.

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh poor Lenny,What about alternative medicine??Acupuncture or homeopathy???? We feel awfull for you...Don't feel bad about being behind we are way behind too!!!!! What can we do??!!! Love A+A

Wiry Axel said...

Lenny, as a seasonal itchies sufferer myself, we are full of sympathy. Mom says can you pls send her your email so you can trade tips - she's curious to know what you are bathing me in and what meds you are on. Mom and Dad are holding their breaths as its warming up - usually the time my itchies hit...they are praying it wont be bad this year....I am praying too, I don't like wearing booties!!

editordan2002 at yahoo

Jake of Florida said...

Hi Lenny,

We've been blogging and reading less too 'cause Mom's been busy. But today we stopped by and read about your itchies. We hope the baths will help. We're not too crazy about baths either -- and having them so frequently is a bummer. But we'll keep our paws crossed that they help.

Wirey woofs!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Lenny...we are so sorry to hear that you are having problems with itching and even worse...havin to get baths so often and visitin the vet, ya never know how lucky ya are until ya hear someone else's problems...get well soon....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Stanley said...

Bummer, Lenny!

I'm sending extra truckloads of goober smooches to help heal up your cheesey yeasty paws! Bummer about the baths, but I hope they do the trick.

Goober love,

Jackson said...

Poor Lenny! I hate baths and I hate being itchy too. I'm keeping my paws crossed that the extra baths give you some relief. J x