Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Update on Maddux

The test results are back and its not the best of news. His kidneys and liver are working fine as of now, but the tests showed he is in the very early stage of kidney failure. This is not at all what I was hoping for. We now have him on several medications to help keep amyloid plaque from building up in his liver and kidneys. Sometimes the medication can keep this disease from becoming full blown amyloidosis, sometimes it does not. The prognosis is guarded at this time. He did take a drink of water for the first time in 5 days last night. I am forcing Popsicles, broth, pedialyte and anything else I can think of down him. He is at least well hydrated at this time. He is still lethargic today, after a brief burst of energy last night. Thank you everyone for your support during this rough time. We are praying we will have much more time with Maddux, but being realistic that we may not. It is heartbreaking. I will continue to post new information as I get it. I will also post a beady update tomorrow. I haven't had much time for beads lately and my mind has not been able to concentrate on anything but my Maddy. I think it would be therapeutic for me to try to do a little work on my page tonight. Blessing to you all!

5 comments:

Kim H. said...

A HUGE HUG! I will continue to get him in my prayers! Love you!

Lynn said...

You know how much I care about him and you. Just continue to be positive and remember miracles happen every day. He seems like he is trying to fight this off so just keep loving him and telling him to keep trying. Hug Hug Hug.

Plays with Needles said...

I hope the best outcome for you and Maddux! What a beautiful dog and a beautiful owner. Sending you positive energy and love...

freebird said...

Poor big guy! I hope the medicine helps him. Dogs really are our best friends. My four dogs are sending their prayers.

ANGELAMPS said...

WE ARE WITH YOU TRACEY!! I've printed Maddy's picture and I think and pray for her and YOU often!