Friday, 25 July 2008

Not the dreaded vet again!

Shhh! Jackson's asleep in the bedroom and we're guarding the door to stop anyone disturbing him.
Some of you already know that Jackson has been back and forth to the vet again this week. We weren't going to blog about it until we had some definite news, but since so many of you have been asking about him we thought we should fill you in.

Jackson has been feeling a bit weary recently. The Js and us wheelies noticed that he wasn't quite as perky as usual and so he was taken to the vet for initial blood tests. They revealed calcium oxalate crystals in his peemail and raised liver enzymes. He went back again and they checked his bladder and thyroid and he was also tested for Cushing's disease. Regular readers may remember that he's been tested for CD twice before and was thought to be in the early stages. You can read about one of his previous tests here.

Jackson has been very unlucky with health problems and we nearly lost him last year when he was recovering from primary hyperparathyroidism and his body couldn't regulate his calcium levels. A malignant tumour was removed from his neck and they didn't manage to get it all out. The medication he was on after this caused him to develop about 40 kidney stones which were then surgically removed. On top of all this, he also has degenerative disc disease. Phew, that's quite a list! So you see, whenever we notice that something isn't quite right, he's rushed to the vet, pronto.

The latest test results are due back on Monday afternoon, so we'll let you know the outcome next week. Thank you for all your support and good wishes. Please continue to cross your paws for him.

Hamilton, Seymour, Dunstan & Barnaby xxx


Maggie and Mitch said...

Thanks, Hamilton, Seymour, Dunstan & Barnaby! You wheelies are super great to update us on Jackson! I hope he knows how lucky he is to have you furs looking out for him! Our paws are crossed!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Molly and Taffy said...

Hello Hamilton,Seymour,Dunstan and Barnaby

Thank you for the news report on Jackson. We are typing this very quietly so as not to disturb him!

We hope he has a comfy weekend and we are sure you will take great care of him with J1 and J2.

Our paws are crossed...sure makes walking difficult!

Molly and Taffy xx

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Poor Jackson! He's been through soooo much already! We're sending lots of healing Aire-zen and crossing all our paws! Thanks for the update and we'll be looking forward to the test results. We know all you wheelies and the J's will take great care of him, along with Asta and Lacie, of course.

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Asta said...

Hamilton,Seymouw,Dunstan and Barnaby,

Thank you fow guawding sweet Jackson's sneep and pwivacy..I'll be ovew soon to help you out..I've been cwossing my paws all week aweady..and will continue..please give him my love and smoochie kisses when he wakes up
ASTA said...

Jackson, feel better! Dashwood and I send you hugs, kisses and lots of liver treats wishes! If your owners want to try second opinions for alternative veterinary treatments, the Roehampton Veterinary clinic is owned and run by a real world-class vet surgeon who also is an alternative medicine specialist. Here the link to his site

B. Roan said...

Willie sends his best regards and has his paws crossed for good news.

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee guys...

Jackson has certainly had a run of bad luck lately...we're all hopin' that he gets some good news this time from the tell 'em that Dewey, Asta Marie 'n Toby are wishin' him the best..... We'll check back after the test results are back....

Dewey Deewster here....

Harry said...

Sorry to hear poor Jackson's not feeling on top form. Paws crossed the test reults come back quickly and the vets can get things back under control.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Petey said...

Thank you, Wheelies, for the update on my pal Jackson. (I hope you're not discussing the coup whilst guarding his door. OR HOLDING HIM FOR RANSOM!)

I need to get Eric on this. Oh wait! Lacie's on her way over. She'll leave those wheelies quaking in their axles.

But back to Jackson...Pal, I need your smooth wiry wisdom as I've got two dates this weekend. And one is with a wiry girl. You know how these American babes go ga-ga for an English accent. I was counting on some pointers from you.

All four paws crossed for great test results for my buddy...

Your pal across the pond,


(Or should I go by Peter? Is that more dignified? More English?)

Jake of Florida said...

Wheelies, You're doing a great job protecting Jackson's privacy. With Nurses Asta and Lacie and you four, Jackson is in good paws.

Thanks for the update. We're all eagerly awaiting good news.

Lots and lots of love,

Jake and Just Harry

Deetz said...

My paws have never come uncrossed in so long....I won't uncross them until he is feeling healthy and happy and doesn't hurt or anything. I sure hope you feel better soon Jackson

the 4 Bs said...

hey, it's good to see you wheelies again. thanks for the update on Jackson. we're sure crossing our paws and sending out our best healing poodle vibes to him. we know he's been through more than his share of illness. we want Jackson to be strong and healthy forever!


Simba said...

I hope Jackson is feeling better. He is so lucky to have you all to look after him.

Simba x

Blue said...

I couldn't type earlier because of crossed fingers, just releasing them to say been thinking of the Jax all week.

Love, pats & pets

William Tell said...

Jackson is very much loved by his family and friends, and we know everything will turn out alright. Hang in there, buddy!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Eric said...

Hi wheelies. Good job on guarding my pal Jackson,keep it that way and no funny wheelie business ok. Jackson you know I'm with you all the way pal, all is crossed.Rooting and tooting for you. Wags, Eric ...

BTW someone here who wants to inspect you wheelies while you are all lined up on your identity parade. Yes, Enid Wheelie on Wheels, currently residing here in the cats bedroom, has been looking for her long lost husband for years. The one that did a skid wheelie turnabout and left her with her baby son to bring up on her own.Ring any bells with any of you? HMmmmmm?

Lacy said...

w00f's jackson and wheelies, ooo Jackson sweetie, wish me cood take away all ur hopes u gits to feeling good very soon and test come back very good...

b safe and git well,

Faya said...

Oh Jackson I send you a billions of sweet swiss kisses !

Gucci said...

I have my paws crossed and I'm making my mommy keep her fingers crossed 'til those results come in Monday. Seriously if she uncrosses 'em for a second we're gonna box...and everyone knows I'm undefeated soo uhh yeah... :]


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Gang,
Take could care of sweet Jackson for us. We've been praying for him. Maybe my tests & his will come back at the same time, ya think?? We sure hope all of the results are good ones too. Have a great weekend!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Snickers & Butchy

Lorenza said...

Hi Hamilton,Seymour,Dunstan and Barnaby!
Thanks for the update on Jackson.
Knowing him, we are sure he will fight whatever is making feel sick.
My mom is praying and I have my paws crossed for him.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Dearest Dunstan, Barnaby, Seymour and Hamilton.....

Glad u wheelies are guardin' the door so Jax can get some sleep. Hope Asta and Lacie aren't waking him up runnin' that fool blender half the night. Though we did hear that Jackson asked for a peanut butter smoothie...Lacie has an excellent recipe for the same and we can assure you it is AMAZING.

If ya need anything at all, let us know. We can send Gilbert over with it in a jiffy. Keep an eye on Lacie. She tends to have some impairment in her decision making when Dunstan is around.

Buckets of love and terrier Zen to the Jaxman!!!!!

Oh...and um kissies to Lacie...I um guess we sorta miss her.

Scruffy and Babystan

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Wheelies,
Thanks for filling us in on Jackson. We've been very worried about him all week. We so hope the test results are good. Keep an eye out for the aire-zen we're sending.

Stay well J.

From your maties
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Sophie Brador said...

I hope this time they find something conclusive. Stay well Jax!


Peanut said...

Good test result vibes are coming your way.

Snowball said...

I am having my paws crossed for Jackson. I hope everything goes well.



Pacco de Mongrel said...

we are so worried about jackson..

do tell us the goodnews and help us take good care of him

Agatha and Archie said...

Thanks kids for the update on our dearest boy.Tell him I will come too to help the girls..Love Agatha

a;uir]b 9u425jhqe4ui5 53iojerkjthy80 That was Archie,his paws are too tightly crossed to type but you can tell what he is syaing.....Love Agatha and Archie

Simba said...

:o( Hope you feel better soon buddy!!!

wags, Simba

Charlie Daniels said...

I am sending lots of my special RHE (Red Heelering Energy) you way right now ...



Georgeous said...

OMDog, poor Jackson, thanks wheelies for letting us know how he is. I'll get mummy to send some Reiki to him right now.
Love 'n' snuffy well wishes

Joe Stains said...

every paw and finger in this house are crossed!!

Beta said...

Paws crossed pal! Hope you get well soon.

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Hamilton, Seymour, Dunstan & Barnaby,
Thanks for updating us on Jackson!! I am crossing all 4 paws and wishing him well...PLease give him a hug from me.

Southbay Girl said...

Jackson, my paws are crossed for you!!!


happy said...

Our thoughts and prayers to Jackson. Get well soon!