Saturday, September 24, 2011

Doctors Report

Well I was right, Paris' breathing was a bit worse. The vet prescribed theophylline (Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. It relaxes and opens air passages in the lungs, making it easier to breathe.) A bronchiodialator. I am giving him a small dose two times a day. This med and the regular hycodan dosages should help with the coughing and wheezing he heard. Luckily it isn't too expensive because it can be taken the rest of his life if it helps. I am trying it twice a day for two weeks and then I can go to once a day and see if that is good.
Paris also has a small cyst on his head but the doctor said that isn't a big deal, and for an old blind, collapsing trachea dog, he is doing great! Yippee!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hanging out

Just hanging out together, Paris' favorite spot when I'm on the computer.
Going to the doctor tomorrow to check out his cough and some breathing changes.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Checking in

So...Paris is doing pretty well lately. I have reduced his cough medicine during the day and only give the larger dose at night. This seems to be working well. Maybe the little bit cooler air helps also.
He is still a happy, playful blind dog! More pictures next time I promise.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hide and Seek

Yesterday I was looking all over the house for Paris. The usual places, behind the doors, under the dresser, places he gets stuck. I searched every room. I couldn't find him. I even looked outside. Here is where I finally found him. He hasn't been up there in a year and couldn't get down.

I didn't see him because I was looking on the floor!