Friday, June 6, 2008

Update on Oscar

Oscar is doing well in the doggie ICU at VA Tech. He walked around some today, though he was not very steady. Apparently they checked his thyroid this morning and it came back almost zero. They started him on injectable thyroid medication. The vet said they should see an improvement fairly quickly. The funny thing was that the vet hospital does not stock the injectable thyroid med, so they had to go to the local human hospital for it. I told the vet that she probably needed a human size dose, anyway. She said he did need a lot. They did not do the MRI because the thyroid problem could cause a lot of his symptoms. They are keeping him over the weekend as they start him on the thyroid med. The vet seemed optimistic that this was the answer. I hope so.

4 comments:

~Jess said...

I hope they figured it out, and that Oscar is on the mend. I can only imagine how scared you were...poor pupper.

seriously? said...

I hate when animals get sick. It is so hard because they are so dependent on you, and they can't tell you what is wrong.

Glad it sounds like the puppy might be on the mend.

By the way, being a nurse is my dream job.

annacyclopedia said...

This sounds like good news, and I really hope this is the answer and Oscar is back to his happy self very soon. I just got my dog a few months ago, and he's my first dog ever, and I can't even imagine how I would keep it together if he got seriously sick. Hope you're ok and feeling some relief that he's doing better.

SAHW said...

Ohhh...I hope this is the problem and he recovers quickly!