Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Getting Better...Slowly but Surely

Duckie had a follow-up appointment with the vet last week and received some welcome news. She has kicked one tick illness - Lyme's Disease - and many of her blood levels are getting better. She is still showing up positive for heartworm, which is to be expected since she just got treated at the end of April. It can take the worms up to 6 months to completely get absorbed into her system, so hopefully she'll be negative by October. She's back on meds to treat Erlychia, another tick illness, which hasn't completely gone away. We'll redo her bloodwork again in 6 weeks and are confident she will be even better.

While that may seem daunting, she is getting better one step at a time. This little girl is not ready to give up any time soon. She tears around the dog park like she is a puppy and gets so excited to be there. She also has some friends visiting for a week or so and has behaved herself so well with two more dogs. She has come so far and we are really proud of the progress she has made. Here are a couple of pictures of her doing what she loves best - rolling over and begging for a tummy rub.This feels so good.