Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Ok, this is getting REALLY BORING!

The veterinary hospital like me SO much that they wanted to see me again today. Apparently I'm not recovering as quickly as I should be, so they wanted to poke and prod me a bit more and steal some more blood and peemail. Results back next week...

Other news: I have a skin infection which can't be treated as usual by steroids because of the other medication I'm currently taking for pain relief. Instead I've got to be washed in the stinky special blue shampoo that I'm sure many of you have also used. Bleurggghh.

My eyelids are inflamed, either from the skin infection, OR the eye drops that the Js have been tormenting me with. Hurrah, no more drops for me for a while until my eyelids are back to normal...

I've also been licking my lips. A lot. It's sorta discoloured my beard which I am NOT happy about. Apparently this could be either a sign of pain or nausea, possibly related to my neck problems. More tablets to try and sort this out. Won't bore you with the details but it's complicated and involves swapping tablets about a bit.

Then we get to my calcium oxalate crystals and stones. I'm going to try taking some potassium citrate to sort it out. Trouble is, too much potassium is VERY BAD so the Js have to find the right balance. They've got to monitor the pH of my peemail every day by using little stick things. Problem is that J2 is colourblind and can't read the chart too well. Guess I'll have to make sure J1 does it! I'll have to go back to the vet often to check my potassium levels.

So what with my bad neck, skin infection, possible stomach ache/nausea, post surgical pain, urine crystals/stones it's no surprise that I haven't been feeling too good. Here's hoping that this new regime works!

I promise that my next post won't be so boring. Got some more pawsome barkday gifts to show you...


Murphey said...

Yikers Jackson, we're rooting for the new regime too. And I hate that blue shampoo, especially when the lady tries to leave it on for five mintues like it says to...yuck.

Eduardo said...

I hope you feel better soon Jackson!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Healing Sibe Vibes heading your way from PA in the USA!


Lacy said...

w00f's jackson, u pooor baby, me iz sooo sorry u still not feels good...me hopes the new meds will help u now..hope the rusults comes back encouraging...

b safe,

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Yikes, Jackson! Your pawrents need a BIG organizer to keep evrything sorted!!! Gussie's Muzzer said you were doing some better after they figured out some of your medicines were fighting each other. I hope you get really tiptop really QUICK. We'r barkin for ya!
(we're new so don't think you've now lost your mind if you don't recognize our names ;)

Deetz said...

Awe Jackson...that just sucks you might have a belly ache or pain even...You sound really cheery though, so hopefully it all gets sorted out....Lots of hugs and kisses from your pawents always make ya feel better...Have you tried a paper towel cast? I sure hope you don't have to go back to that vet again for awhile. Here's to you getting better everyday from here on out.
Your pal

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh dear J. We wish all those problems your having would just disappear. We've got our paws crossed that the test results are good matie.
Take it easy and we're thinking of you!!!!!

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Daisy said...

Oh Jackson, I am sending you some soft comforting purrs.

Asta said...

Dawling Jackson
I am cwossing evewything I have to make suwe this new wegime wowks!
The nuwsies and I will come wipe youw lipses, and I'm suwe Lacie has some magic mix to help wif the nausea..youw Poow Js..and pooow you..to wowwy again, and be pwodded and have mowe blood stolen..don't give up Jax..you can beet this..we awe all on youw side and will pway and woot fow you!!!
West up my sweet fwiend!

I'm glad the movies gave you some tempowawy giggles..Agatha is a hoot isn't she?
love you to bits
smoochie kisses

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed that all of this unpleasant stuff disappears for you, Jackson! Geez, you've been through enough! You need to catch a break!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Jackson...

Hope ya start ta feel better soon...it seems as though this is the time for the terriers ta have health problems....Toby feels a bit more like himself but I'm still pretty punky...and Gram and Pap are still finding stray quills ta remove....Mom is back to normal 'n she didn't need any of the medicines we did cause the vet only pulled about 6 from her......Pap got the rest out.

Hope yer on the road ta recovery now...it takes longer ta feel better when yer a bit older too...

Dewey Dewster here.....

Petey said...

Now don't go leaving that shampoop on your head too long or you'll turn into a Kerry BLUE terrier! Sorry to hear you're having such a hard time of it, mate. That's just no fun at all. We'll send you lots of good stuff that this new (and very complicated) regime does the trick for once and for all.

Steak for dinner, insist on it!

Your pal,


the 4 Bs said...

oh Jackson, we are so sorry for all this stuff that you are going through. this is no good at all.

we are sending an extra strong batch of poodle vibes and B-power to help you out. our dog star is shining bright and we can even get out and bark at the moon if it will help.

okay? listen for us and see if you hear our poodle howling.


Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Jax...sounds like you are having a time on this recovery thing. Well it looks like I'll have to go back to crossing those paws, which I'm more than happy to do if it means you'll get better soon!!!

Lots of Licks, ruby

The Girl said...

Oh, Jackson, we're thinking of you and sending "get better fast!" vibes to you.

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

erin said...

Oh Jackson, that all sounds just awful! I'm so sorry you've got to put up with all that. I know all the DWBs are pulling for you so make a speedy recovery - I'm one of them too! We've all got to keep a pawsitive attitude and I'm sure you'll be running on the beach again in no time at all. You are without a doubt one of the coolest dogs I know.

Tesla said...

I hope yoo doin ok! came by to saz we sinkin of yoo.

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Jackson!

That's a lot of things to remember...crossing my paws for you and your family so that your new regime works, and you're getting better and better every day!


The OP Pack said...

Jackson, woo have so many of us out here in blogger world pulling for woo, woo just have to feel better soon.

Paws crossed for good news and good days ahead.

Woos and wags, the OP Pack

Joe Stains said...

Sheesh dude, when it rains it pours! We are still sending a million healing vibes to you everyday!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson!
I am so worried that you could be in pain. I have my paws crossed for you.
I hope everything is going to be ok!
Kisses and hugs

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


I'm so sorry to hear that you still aren't feeling very well. It always seems that when it rains, it pours...so my question is, why can't it rain and pour when stuff is going well?

If there's something I can do for you just holler! i'm sending some ESP your way!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Kirby said...

Oh poor Jackson,

You are really having a hard time lately. I've got my paws crossed that you begin to recover from your assorted issues super fast. Take it easy and simply relax and you will be better soon! I'll keep my paws crossed even more for good test results.

Your pal,

Stanislaw said...

Every last ounce of our spaniel hearts are hoping this is just a tiny blip on the path to good health and you'll be a-ok in no time. We're thinking of you!

Black Cat said...

Hi Jackson, met you through Tesla. You are having bad times. I so hope you get better soon, you cutie:) xxx

Faya said...

I am thinking of you a lot Jackson. I hope you will be fine soon. I hope this regime will work for you. I send you a lot of sweet swiss kisses, Faya

Charlie Daniels said...

G'day Jackson

I hope you really start to feel better soon. Would it help if I sent you what is left of the Leo Toy you gave me? I will share it with you if it will help! ;-)



Simba said...

Sorry to hear you have to back to the vets. I can see you are been well looked after. Hoping you start feeling better soon.

Simba x

mrsnesbitt said...

Sorry to hear your recovery is being hampered Jackson.
Hugs from us all here.


Cassidy said...

Oh Jackson, you poor boy. Sending you lots and lots of Airezen and big smoochy kissies for you and J1 & J2

Cassidy x

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i hope your bootiful coat don't turn into blue due to those dyes

Ferndoggle said...

Wow Jax! You've sure go a lot on your plate dude. Hope you're feeling all better very soon...


Abby said...

Hi, Jackson...

Oh My...I'm sorry you aren't feeling well...I'm sending lots of Good Lhasa Vibes your way...

Thanks for stopping by to wish me well, even when you weren't feeling well yourself...

Abby xxxooo

Toffee said...

So glad to see you blogging...I hope that your skin, your neck, your bladder, your eye...your everything is improving significantly with every passing day!


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Jackson, we are soooo sorry you have to go through all of this! You have been through way too much already! We know your J's are taking good care of you and we have everything crossed for you. We are still praying for you everyday! Yes, doggies know how to pray with a little help from our mom! Feel better soon, Jackson!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Jake of Florida said...

We understand why the vets would love a handsome terrier like you; but enough is enough!!!

Make sure J1 does the pee stick analyses and gets all yoiur meds straight!!

With the nursies to help, things should go OK.

We're still barking for you, looking at the dog star every night, and keeping all sixteen paws in this household (canine and human) crossed for your quick recovery!!

Wirey love to you and the Js,

Jake and Just Harry

Chef said...

Please get all better, Jackson. I'm routing for ya!


Mickey said...

Jackson,I will send you some BIG PURRS!!!!!!!! I hope they help and you get better soon!!!!!!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

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

Oh Jackson...I got into sooo much trouble with that jello food fightie we had...I was just tryin' to get some more fluids into ya in a not so boring fashion!

I'm going to dye ur beardie back white again...I have a special beard rinse that's guaranteed to be so white it gleams!!!

I'm glad you've managed to stay in your bed for five minutes this time!

I was wondering if you'd like us nursies to take ya to the Tate Museum? We could wheel ya around and I was thinkin' the wheelies might like to go to?

Let us know!

Thinkin' of ya Sweet Jax!

Barkin' at ya...Laciegirl

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We hope you will get better fast.

Boy n Baby

Huskee Boy said...

Oh dear me.. I really hope you get well fast!! Don't worry, I am confident that all will be well soon. ** Big hug for you **

Btw, do you need an extra nurse? If so, I'd like to offer the services of my little sister Hershey aka Skunkee. (Please say yes.. I need her out of my life, at least for a while)..

happy said...

Oh poor you, Jackson. Keeping paws crossed for you that all will be well for you soon.

Georgeous said...

Dear Jackson, Mummy has just sent a Reiki healing to you. I was fast asleep and let her get on with it with no disturbance, hope you get it buddy.
Love George

LittleSal and Jasper bigdog said...

Jeez, Jackson, you don't half have a lot to put up with, We're keeping paws crossed that all your problems will soon be better, keeps your J's spirits up!!

Hammer said...

Dear Jackson and your J's
We continue to hope and pray that very, very soon you will have a long stretch of very good health without tablets, prodding, visits to the vet, etc.
Love from Hammer

Katherine and Pippa said...

What a bummer Jackson. Paws crossed and thinking of you. Perhaps you should start a new biting regime?


Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

we are boring too.. :(

Deetz said...

I hope you are feeling better. I just stopped by to wish you a happy healthy weekend.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Hi Jackson, We wanted to stop by again to let you know we're still barkin for you. We hope you are feeling better!
Suny&Scooter&Jamie(the human prayin you will feel better soon!)


Oh dear Jackson, Hope you are feeling better soon!

Rudy said...

Hi Jackson, I've been reading what's been going on with you. Those vets just can't get enough of us doggies sometimes, they keep on wanting us back, don't they? I hope you feel better soon, one day at a time!


Kodak the Eskie said...

Oh Jackson, that is not boring, but it sounds miserable. I so am wishing you comfort and peace. I hope you heal up and get all better soon. I would love to give you healing kisses.

Hugs, Kodak

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

Oh jackson... get better soon handsome.

T-man said...

Poor Jackson!! I hope you start feeling better soon. T-man had problems with crystals too, and he took potassium citrate everyday, and we checked his ph often. I found that giving him chicken broth (not canned, but the broth from chicken cooked in the crock pot) mixed with water helped dilute his urine which is good for that condition.

We'll be thinking about you. T-man Angel will use his new heavenly powers to help you get better :)

T-man's mom, CC-man & T-man Angel

Patience-please said...

We're pulling for you, Jackson. And there are nine of us and we can pull really HARD!

feel better wags from the whippets

Asta said...

Jackson Dawling
How is the new wegime wowking?
any impwovement??
I wowwy about you constantly, and youw J1 too
Awe you going to go back fow mowe tests?
I wish life was easiew
all my love and smoochie kisses

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Hey Jackson, We hope you are doing better&better. We'll send big Texas vibes. They are huge!!
Hope your folks are hanging in there. Life does get hard sometimes.We're thinking about you.
Hugs and healing vibes,

Stanley said...


You post about WHATEVER you want, man! It's not at all boring if it has to do with you and how you feel.

Stella & I are both sending you boatloads of healing goob smooches to help with the sorting out of all your troubles. We're hoping to hear good news soon.

Get some rest, man!

Goober love,

BWTH Dog House said...

Hey Jackson, its been a weeek. How are you now??? Is everything ok?? I sending my hugs & slurpy licks over & I hope you feeling much better now.

slurpy licks,

Lacy said...

w00f's Jackson, how b u, me iz gettin worried..let us no sumthing..

b safe,

Homer said...

Hi Jackson,

I hope you are feeling better.

I've given you an award in my blog so check it out!


Lenny said...

Jackson, your posts are never boring and we are always glad to hear updates. But we want to hear GOOD updates!! :) We are thinking of you, buddy!

Your friend, Lenny

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Jackson, I hope you are feeling better!! My mommy and I are thinking of you!!


Vicky said...

Thought I'd pop by your blog to see how you are, hope your tests were all good, and you're feeling loads better. Keep us all informed.

Chef said...

Just dropped by for some news about you, Jackson. We hope you are doing better - we want you to know we're thinking of you.


Deetz said...

Are you feeling better? Gizmo is not feeling good either. I wish you two would start feeling better.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dear Jackson,
I came back to check on you. How are you?
Just wanted to let you know that I love and care about you very much.
I'll be there for you, always!

Karen Jo said...

I hope you got your tests back and that they are all good. I also hope that you are feeling better from everything that's been ailing you.

Niko said...

Hey Jackson,
I haven't met you before, but my mombean (Angel Texas' mombean too) is worried about you. we hopes you are ok!

Quincy said...

Hey Jackson, I hope you're feeling better. It's no fun being sick. I've got my paws crossed that you'll be up and around soon.

Momo and Pinot said...

Happy very belated barkday, Jackson!! Sorry to miss it!!

You haven't updated your blog for a little while but we hope you're feeling better!!!!

kisses & hugs
Your friends,
Momo & Pinot

Sophie Brador said...

Aw Jax, This just sucks! I want you to be your perfect self again. I sure hope your birthday was a great break from all of this. Sending you loads and loads of Sophie vibes every day.


Lenny said...

Hang in there, Jackson!