Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Wilson Was a Wee Woozy on Wordless Wednesday
Not only did I wake Wilson from his nap, but he has been trying a new arthritis medicine, one that is easier on his kidneys than an NSAID. Its side effect is drowsiness , and it definitely hit Wilson. From what I've read, he will adjust after the first few days or so and not seem so out of it. I could tell he was feeling sore without his usual Deramax pills, so I really hope this drug will ease his joint pain.
We did receive good news on his latest blood test results. The phosphorus levels in his blood (and the stuff that makes him feel like crap) are quite a bit lower than a month ago! YAY! With the phosphorus lower, his overall kidney function is a bit better. YAY again! While there is no beating kidney failure in an old dog, improved function makes him feel and eat better. We will take what we can get! When first diagnosed, I really didn't think he would make it to 2018. So seeing even a small improvement in the new year is pretty amazing!