Monday, April 2, 2012
Good News Makes a Great Day Even Better!
Notice anything different about this book cover? Today I received the good news that Chicken Soup: Messages From Heaven has become a national best selling book. My true story, "A Little Nudge" is in the book along with many other inspirational stories of messages from beyond the grave. Perfect reading for Easter, or any other time. Woo-hoo! I'm excited and thrilled!
In other good news, On March 23, my Indy boy had his 12th birthday! We celebrated this special day with treats, toys, and a touch of triumph.
As many of you know, our vet diagnosed Indy with liver failure in November, 2010. She predicted he'd survive only a few weeks to a month longer.
I decided to research his condition and see if any treatment protocol existed that might help him. After reading and considering tons of information, I decided to continue him on his home-cooked diet (as found on Dr. Michael Fox's website), feeding him twice per day, and added the following:
One quarter tablet Metroclopramide (anti-vomiting, anti-diahrrea med) before each meal
1-225 mg Denosyl tablet one time per day about one hour before dinner
1teaspoon of low-fat plain yogurt with breakfast
1 tablespoon of low fat cottage cheese with dinner
NO high fat foods of any kind
Here we are, one year and 4 months later, and he's doing pretty darn well by any standard. My take-away from this? Look into other strategies to treat chronic illness. You don't know what you may discover that could gain at least a temporary reprieve. Do keep your vet in the loop. She/he may have some other suggestions, or at least assist you with providing any necessary prescription meds.
I'm sure not every case turns out as well as ours has (so far, fingers crossed), but I think our result speaks volumes.
A very happy birthday to my sweet and special Indy-boy!! : )
Of course, every party has to have a pooper...
I will not accept any appearance of cone-headedness, for any reason whatsoever!