Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Boring vet stuff

My test results for Cushing's Disease came back and are inconclusive. I'm probably in the early stages so I've got to be re-tested again in 6 months. Cushing's Disesase has nothing whatsoever to do with:

Peter Cushing (British actor)

or even:


You can read more about it here.

Kidney Stones Update:

My kidney stones surgery is due to take place on Tuesday 12th June. Some of you asked how I got the stones in the first place. It wasn't really because of my love of stones, I was only teasing! I didn't get them from eating stones either (I never eat them, I just collect them). I got them because of the horrid medication I'm taking following the removal of the tumour in my neck. I should finish the medication in about 2 weeks and I'm hoping that once it's stopped I won't grow any more. The surgery will get rid of the existing stones and I'm also on a special diet to help prevent them coming back.


Amber-Mae said...

Oh poor you Jackson, you sure are suffering a lot... I mean not so much in pain but you so have a lot of problems. And I hope these problems will resolve soon. I feel so sad for you now. How could this happen to you... Why you??? Please take good care of yourself & heal soon my friend...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said...

Poor Jackson, will they let you keep the stones to add to your collection?

Simba xx

Boo said...

hehehe jackson, i really thought you got kidney stone by eating some of them. hehehe. coz i heard it could happen to the hooman.

wet wet licks


Maggie said...

I feel so bad Jackson. This cushings stuff doesn't sound like fun at all and I know surgery isn't fun! We're sending lots of Aire-Zen your way! Feel better buddy!

Love ya lots,

Oscar Airedale said...

I see you're soldiering on like a trooper as usual Jackson. Hopefully after your op there will be no more nasty kidney stones.

Oscar x

Ferndoggle said...

Awwww, Jackson, you're a mess buddy! You're being a very brave boy though, I'm sure. Hang in there & we'll be sending you lots of good thoughts for you!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Asta said...

My Sweet Jackson, I will be cwossing my paws and sending you lots of wiry good thoughts on the day of your suwgewy!! I read about Cushings , Which awful symptoms do you have? I hope the mean Dr. can fix all of them ,if it's still early..does it always get worser?
You'r sooo bwave to go thfough all this, I'm sowwy you have to.
sending you my love and smoochie kisses

Stanley said...


Thanks for clearing things up about your Cushings disease. (I seriously thought the cushions played a big role in it...)

AireZen going out to you, buddy! I know you're taking it like a DOG, but I fell for you, man.

Goob love,

Marvin The Dog said...

That is such a shame Jackson! A friend of Jeannie's, his dog is a Giant Snoutzar (not sure how to spell the name properly, spelt it as it is pronouced!) and Ailsa, for that is her name, has Cushings Disease.

She is much older than you, but has been told that as long as she takes the medication she will have a very long and happy life.

I wish you all the very best for 12 June and we will be thinking of you,

Much love Sweet Jackson,

Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxxxx


Finnegan said...

Yikes! Good luck with your surgery. I am very familiar with the process. Feel better soon!


Ruby Bleu said...

I will be sending lots of good thoughts your way need to get better soon so you can enjoy the summer!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson.
I hope you are not having those awful simptoms. Surgeries are not fun but they make you feel better.
I am praying for you.
Have a nice weekend

PreciOus said...

Oh Jackson, Aza Aza keep on fighting!


Sophie Brador said...

Sorry to hear of your woes, Jackson. You're still as debonair as Peter Cushing.

Blue said...

Hi Jackson!
What do I,say but Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!
You're just as handsome as Peter Cushing! And re stones, keep taking the medicine, I like having you around blogging...
Will be thinking/ wishing you well later this month re the stones operation! You are my fav, WFT..
Take care & have a good w/e

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Mommy has a client called Cushing Demolition. Perhaps they can cure you?

Bussie Kissies

FleasGang said...

That cushings sure is scary stuff. Hope you're feeling better real soon. :-)

Hugs and Kisses
The FleasGang

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Jackson,
We're glad you don't have full Cushing's yet, less medicine to be on this way for now. Too bad the other meds are what caused your stones. Be brave little man, the vet will take out all of those nasty stones & you'll be just like new again. We'll be pwaying for you too. So keep your chin up pal.
Luv & Big Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers
PS Hope you have a great weekend!

Gus said...

We'll certainly be thinking of you on June 12 and sending good thoughts winging your way. But please, don't be a stranger til then.

Kerry Blue Terriers: Persephone & Buster's blog said...

Hey, our Ma said we have Cushion Syndrome! Must be a terrier thing. They call me the Pillow-Princess, and Buster the Wonder dog just loves lounging on anything soft!

If they fix it, does that mean you have to sleep on the hard floor?

Hope it all works out,

Persephone & Buster

Joe Stains said...

you poor guy, this all seems sccary. I hope you are getting lots of treats and hugs and kisses!!

Koobuss Shiksa Petrosky IV said...

Oh dear poor Jackson. What awful things to happen to such a nice guy like you. Best of luck with your upcoming kidney stone surgery. I hear that one isn't too bad. My neighbior Poco (11 years old) just had that surgery done and he is doing fine. You will, too, jackson. Just keep that gorgeous head up. Also, I can't understand why other dogs don't like you. I do.

Thanks for answering my blog. I'm glad you like my new motto.

Good luck Jackson. I feel terrible about what has happened to you.

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Bogart said...

Aw Jackson, we're all thinking of you and sending lots of love to get those nasty stones out...


PS - the Peter Cushing photo was a nice touch! My mom LOVES him...

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Jackson, I'm glad that the tests are at least inconclusive. At least that is hopeful. I'll be keeping my paws crossed for your kidney stone operwasion. I think you should take your mind off things by watching a Peter Cushing movie - Star Wars is my favowite. xxx Asta down under

wally said...

Aw--Poor Jackson! You take your medicine, you get stones! Sheesh! Well, I hope your two-mores go away and you can stop taking your stone-producing medicine. And I hope Peter Cushing comes to your house to be your nurse.


Billy said...

Poor you Jackson, we feel so bad. Can't they zap the stones with a laser or something? I thought they could do that?

You are in our prayers dear one:)

BIG hugs and love from Billy Boo:)