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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Update on Joeri: 5 weeks after his relapse

It has been a while since our last update on Joeri. Sorry that the pics' quality is not the best as they were taken with my cell phone.

Joeri is making progress but he is improving quite slowly. Once a week he goes to Shaker Veterinary Hospital where Dr. Gabriela Varcoe performs acupuncture and cold laser treatment on him. The pictures come from one of his latest sessions. He likes his trips and visits there, maybe because he gets a lot of attention and some extra tasty cookies. We are working on reducing his prednisone dose and frequency, and this has to be done very gradually. He also gets Adequan shots and this coming week we'll be starting him on gabapentin.  His appetite is very good and altogether he acts happy and wags his tail often. We are doing everything possible to give him a a chance for recovery!



Maribeth said...

Merry Christmas to you both,and to all the dogs. I will continue to pray for Joeri!

Jolanta Jeanneney said...

Thank you Maribeth! Merry Christmas to both of you too!

Stan said...

Thanks for the update, Jolanta. That beautiful gaze of his is brimming with hope!!

Jules said...

Go Joeri Go! Joeri is lucky to have such great people like you and John looking out for his well-being!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Yes I was was some posts ago about him.
Glad you are doing everything for him...he will recover even it takes some time.
Merry Chjristmas to you and John and your dachs crew.
Hugs from us!

Jolanta Jeanneney said...

Thank you so much everybody! Merry Christmas to you all!