That's what the radiologist said yesterday, repeatedly about Juno. Can you believe that? Juno's a lot of things, but "boring" isn't one of them! Insulting! Here's how the conversation between my vet, Dogtor Hilary, and the Radiologist went:
Heart and valves: "Boring."
Kidneys & Adrenals: "Boring"
Oh! O.K. that's what we want to hear. Well, a better word would be "beautiful" or "gorgeous" like the creature Juno Belle is!
Because Juno's fever continued for too long and her white blood cell count recently went up from the first two times they took it, we had a specialist radiologist come in to run ultrasounds on Juno. The most horrific part was that he shaved her beautiful belly. After a thorough exam of every single organ with Dogtor Hilary watching every move using state of the art equipment, Juno's organs all looked awesome. So that's the good news. The bad news was we still don't know what the heck this is or why the fever won't break. Dogtor Hilary ran her blood tests again and compared them. WBC's are still a wee bit high and higher than when the first day we tested her (which were normal). Her platelet levels are fine which now rules out autoimmune. We're running more blood work for blood parasites but we're finally honing in on it being a really bad virus, which her body did not fight right away (hence low white blood cells initially), which then turned into an infection "somewhere" but not in any organ. She is responding better to anti-biotics (Baytril) and is home today, eating chicken and metacam (anti inflamatory). Dogtor Hilary does not need to see her for more fluids as Juno's now drinking on her own. She still walks around looking drunk, but she came out to watch Loki train with me this morning (my AM ritual with both dogs). So she's starting to turn around. Every now and then, while she's sleeping, she'll work herself up into a pant. I'll bring her some ice water, and she laps it up and licks the ice if I hold it for her in my hand. So things are good. She spit out her baytrill this morning, ate the meat, but then ate the baytrill pill so my little piggy is back.
I think this will always be a mystery and I'm thankful Loki didn't get it too.
"Oh the indignity of a shaved belly! At least they spared my jodhpurs."
"That Radiologist thinks I'm boring? Well, how does he like this 'blue steel' look? I've been working on this look for two years now. I think it's finally ready for the public. Tell me if you think it's 'boring!' "
"Nurse! Bring me some ice chips!"
Thank you all for your support this week while I freaked out about Juno. She's still not herself and I know she's got a ways to go before she feels completely better. Hopefully, I'll be able to catch my breath and visit all the new pals that have stopped by to wish Juno well. She appreciates all your vibes!
Happy Hump day!
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