Thursday, June 6, 2013

THE FIRST DAY OF HEART-WORM TREATMENT


Hey everyone. It's me Ceaux Ceaux. I have something to tell you. I have heart worms. I know what you are thinking. How could a cute and healthy dog who takes her heart worm medicine every month get this. I don't have an answer but I wish I did. A couple of months ago I went in for my yearly exam and everything was fine. They even told my mom I didn't have these yucky worms. Exactly ONE month after my yearly exam my mom wanted to start me on the heart worm shot, you know the one that lasts 6 months. My doctor (at the time) told my mom that she had to check me before they gave me the shot. My mom said, " well a month ago she was fine so why do this all over again".  All I know is they did it again. 
This is when I overheard the terrible news. Worms! I my Heart?! My heart is only filled with LOVE... The only thing I thought was that these worms knew where to go for some love. Did I mention this was on a Friday? The Dr told my mom we needed to start the injection treatments on Monday. Mom said OK and made the appointment. I will let my mom tell you the next part of the story cause she can explain it better. 

 So that Friday night my mom wrote on her Facebook wall something about me having heart worms and starting treatment on Monday. All of a sudden out of nowhere one of her friends from High School sent her a private message. I think it was someone she had not spoke to in like, 14 years. Thank goodness they were friends online. Long story short her husband is a spectacular vet and wanted to talk to my mom.  He suggested that she go to this site and read more info on heart worms. 
I went there for a check up and he suggested starting her Doxycycline
This treatment plan was completely better for me and this Doc really loved me. I did one month of the Doxycycline pills then off a month, repeat one more time. This medicine slowly stopped the heart worms from multiplying and started to shrink them in size. It's sorta like prepping the worms before they are taken down by the big laser beam! 
SO the next part of treatment is the INJECTIONS. BLAHHH!
I went in today (look up above). Mom brought me in early this morning and that  is when they stuck the needle in my back then monitored me all day. They were so nice. They even answered my Mom's questions multiple times without being aggravated. The nice nurse I am with even promised mom she would give me my pills with the HAM my mother brought. Tell me I am not spoiled! 
When Mom left they STILL didn't talk about her and say she was "cray-cray". I knew then they loved us.  So fast forward to late afternoon when my mommies picked me up.
BAM. KNOCKED OUT! I swear y'all I was seeing double and just could not get comfortable. Mom told me that it was because of the shot and the pain medicine they put me on. I was feeling GOOD! 
I have about 5 different spots I sleep in. They are all over out house and none of these spots involve a CAGED KENNEL. The Dr told my mom to get a cage because I have to be sorta confined for a whole month, until the next shot. They said they don't want my heart rate to race or get too excited cause it can cause I think a HEART ATTACK or something like that. Mom fancied up this "caged" thing with all of my favorite blankets to make it as cozy as possible. I didn't think I would like it but I sorta do. Plus mom put it in her office so I can be near her. I'm tired.
Don't worry I plan on sharing every day of this stupid journey with you so come back tomorrow!
Love, Co


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