Thursday, May 8, 2008

Liver Shunt

Noodle is back with me now. He is pretty depressed. He is moping about, sleeping on his bed on the floor instead of with me. He got dumped at the vet and then stuck with a needle twice. I would be sad to if it were me.

The update is that this test today was testing for a Liver Shunt, if it is positive we will do an ultrasound to evaluate the shunt. From my reading I have found the small and toy breeds tend to have extrahepatic shunts, which means the vessel that is misdirecting blood is located outside the liver. The way this is fixed is by operating...yuck!

Another option, the bile-acid test comes back negative and we leave the testing there and Roman will be diagnosed with epilepsy.

That is all she wrote.

Wild Goose Chase

Roman Noodle is at the vet, they are running a Bile-Acid Test. He has been having these weird episodes where he loses control of his muscles, he gets disoriented, suffers from ataxia, it is terrible. He had one of these on Tuesday evening, it was long and lasted 25 minutes or so.

This originally started happening back in September. He has had, maybe 6 since then. This last one was probably the scariest. I ran blood work as well as a thyroid test, and everything...I repeat everything, came back normal. I was hoping we would get an answer from the blood work, we didn't. Now we are onto step two, which is the Bile-Acid Test, it checks his liver function. If this doesn't turn out, we still have a halter test, which checks hearth function, as well as a CT or something of the short to check out his brain to see if it is seizure activity.

This is all getting so expensive, the blood work and thyroid test cost a me $200, this Bile-Acid test is $150...and I am just praying that we find out what it is today. For the sake of my wallet, and getting him on some sort of medication for his "condition."

Anyways, I am sorry this was so long, and it was basically just a rant, but I needed to get it off my chest. Everyone please keep Noody in your prayers.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The news

I went to school yesterday and submitted my nursing school application. It is is out of my hands. I have done everything in my power to get into nursing school and now we just cross out fingers and pray I get in.

Here is a tenative schedule of our next few weekends:
May 10- We head to Tallynasty for Beth and Andrew's party.
May 16- Keri and Alex come to visit.
May 24- We head to Atlanta for my bday trip.
May 31- Fort Lauderdale for Keri's graduation party.
June 7- We move Phillip into his apartment.
June 13- Brooke's wedding.
June 14- Back in Fort Lauderdale for Arielle's Bat Mitzvah.

Then...I might actually be able to spend a weekend in my bed. Oh...and, I start my new job on May 19. I will be working Monday and Tuesday for 4 weeks with a new family. It will be a little bit of extra money for things, such as Roman's bile acid test, my hair cut, things of that nature.

Ah!! There is just so much going on in the next few weeks. I need to figure out what I am planning on wearing to all of these glorious affairs. I will post pics.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Photo fun

Hey there all my loyal readers...all 2 of you.

I did a photo project today where I played with water. It was a lot of fun. These are the kind of things I do when I don't have school to worry about...which is fabulous. Here are my pictures from them.