Thursday, 23 December 2010


Dixie in Healthier Times

The results from yesterday's blood tests came back and they are normal. However, if she had Atypical Addison's they would be normal.

Unfortunately, once you start giving them steroids, you can't really stop so they have decided to run the ACTH stress test again. To complicate matters even further, they noticed when looking through her records that she had been given ear drops for an ear infection. I thought they were just antibiotic drops but it turns out they also had steroids in them. Apparently, if there were any residual steroids lingering around in her system, it would affect the results...  You need a good clear 3 weeks before test...

So, she is scheduled to retake her test on Wednesday.

In the meantime, we are supposed to keep her calm with a minimum amount of exercise and continue the Hill's Recovery food (which, sadly, causes some quite smelly flatulence which I think she finds quite embarrassing).

On a positive note, she does seem brighter but gets tired very easily. So short periods of playfulness are followed by 5 hours of sleep.

I had promised to keep a number of you updated on her condition and decided writing a Facebook note would be the easiest. However, several of my friends on Twitter had problems accessing the link (my security settings are probably too tight) so I decided to post it on the blog which means everyone can see it.

Basically, we are currently in a holding pattern...

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