Monday, March 14, 2011

Feeling Better

The steroids/pain killers that the vet prescribed for Cooper seem to be working. While Cooper is still stiff, he is walking better. When Coop saw deer on our morning walk, he wanted to chase after them.

I am not sure what the long term solution will be for Coop's health issues.  I do not know if Coop could permanently stay on the pain killers as there are risks to his liver and kidneys. For now, we are glad that he is not struggling to get up and can sleep peacefully.

Coop goes back to the vet in 3 weeks for another thyroid blood test. Coop is taking 2 thyroid hormone pills a day. Hopefully, we will see Coop's appetite and  mobility improve as his thyroid levels increase.

1 comment:

Katherine Hamor said...

I am so happy to hear he is feeling better. That must be a huge relief to you!

Kathy Hamor
(friend of Linda Foster's in Maine)