Taking a Walk - and An Update on My Health
Hey! I just took a short walk in the yard. It is a beautiful day here in Virginia. Can you see the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background? And now I am dictating this blog post while I take a rest at my foster mom's feet.
I went to the vet this past week, and got more bloodwork done. When I first came to my foster home, an x-ray revealed a cloud in my lung. That is probably why I was panting a lot. Bloodwork was done, and my white blood cell count was quite high and I was also mildly anemic. I was put on antibiotics (as it was suspected I had pneumonia), and more bloodwork plus another x-ray was done two weeks later. The x-ray of my lung was much improved and my bloodwork was better, but still not in the normal range, and so I continued on two more weeks of antibiotics. Then, on Wednesday (August 22nd), I went back to the vet again for more bloodwork. My white blood cell count is still high, but coming down. I am still mildly anemic. My vet said he wants me to take a break from the antibiotics for now, to see how I am. If I start to show signs that I am not feeling well, then I need to come back in to see him. Otherwise, I need more bloodwork in a month. My vet said maybe my white blood cell count is still be elevated due to the pneumonia.
I am doing okay though! I didn't want to eat as much as usual yesterday but this morning I was very hungry and it was a little hard for me to wait my turn for breakfast! This past week I have been enjoying snuggle time on the sofa with my foster mom, and this morning I rolled over on my back for the first time so she could give me a belly rub. I like these foster parents, but I am hoping there is someone out there who will take a chance on adopting a dog with some health and pain issues. It is kind of risky, I know, for someone to think about adopting me. Who knows what the future holds?! And I know most people want a young dog with no health or pain issues. I wish I didn't have any health or pain issues! But that happens to dogs sometimes. And to people too.
My foster mom said not to worry; she said I will always have a home with the Blind Dog Rescue. But I would like to have my very own forever home. So, if your heart is big and you want to take a chance, please think about adopting me!
In the meantime, here are a few more pictures. Thanks for stopping by!!