Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It's Magic!

Morgan is 14 1/2 now and she goes to the doctor every six months for a checkup. Over the past six months Rob and I have noticed that she's really failed.
 She sleeps about 20 hours a day and seems confused when she's awake. Her hearing is mostly gone and when we call her to go outside, she just lifts her head to look at us, then goes back to sleep. We have to help her to her feet and push her to the door. Then we help her down the steps. After she pees, she just stands there till we guide her back inside.

She doesn't play with toys or the other dogs anymore and when the others gather in the kitchen at breakfast time waiting for their toast, she doesn't bother to come. If I take her toast to her, she just looks away and puts her head down.
Morgan went for her most recent checkup two weeks ago and Dr B and I discussed how much she has gone downhill since November. We talked about quality of life issues and making her comfortable.

When Morgan's bloodwork came back, it showed that her thyroid was too low to measure. We started her on Soloxin immediately.

Two days later I noticed that she seemed a little more alert and awake. I mentioned it to Rob and told him to watch her. On the fourth day of treatment Rob called me to watch as Morgan and Fudge played together. They both did a play bow and barked at each other, then they tugged on a toy. Morgan won and shook the toy and tossed it for Fudge to chase.
It's been a week now and when I call Morgan to go out, she gets up and trots to the door. She can do the steps by herself and when she's done peeing, she goes looking for the bunny that lives under the bush.

This morning Morgan joined the others in the kitchen at breakfast and demanded her piece of toast. She's also talking to me again. When I don't react fast enough to whatever she thinks she wants, she gets in front of me and talks in quite a demanding tone. I've learned to listen and answer.
It sure is nice to have Morgan back. We'll have those quality of life discussions sometime in the future, Morgan isn't going anywhere yet.

21 comments:

Nichole Burke said...

WOW! That's amazing - and wonderful! Go Morgan ... and Go B's!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Fantastic! You go girl
Lily & Edward

Ruby said...

Yea!!! Way to go gurl!! Sure glads your feelin' like your old self!
Now, abouts those bunnies.....
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Sam said...

Thank goodness. There's been too many kids that have crossed over this year already. We've pretty much had it so no more this year. We want whatever power is out there to make sure that all furry kids live out this year without any issues. For us, this would be way better than world peace.

Mad about Craft said...

I'm glad Morgan is going to be around a while longer!

Jan said...

What fantastic news. It's so hard to let them go...

scotsmad said...

That's wonderful. We're glad you had blood tests and stuff and didn't just accept that it was her time.

There's still life in the old girl.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Rubye Jack said...

I can just see her talking to you about whatever's on her mind and she is so precious.

rottrover said...

This is such great news about Morgan! Its how I felt when Bart started taking the prednisone and could suddenly walk again without assistance! I know that those days are ahead again, but we're enjoying having him around!

Soggibottom said...

OH.. SO PLEASED TO HEAR THAT XXXXXXX

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Sounds like you all are on a roll of great luck - so much deserved after the long haul of difficult times. We are so happy to hear that Morgan is doing so well.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

gMarie said...

It's so durned hard. Morgan and Abby are the same age. Abby is deaf as a doornail and loves laying on the floor - no hot stuffy bed for her. She does the same thing when you call to wake her up - looks around and goes back to sleep. We just did a ton of labs and she's fine - except for hearing and some arthritis. So, like you, we aren't having those convos yet.

So glad that the thyroid meds have had a miracle effect on Miss Morgan. g

Mitch and Molly said...

You have us smiling BIGTIME, Morgan, and you look just beautiful with your pretty pink bow!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Amber DaWeenie said...

Doin' the hap-pee dance for Morgan. Amazing what a little "magic" pill can do sometimes!

Casey said...

Thyroid problems can sure make you feel all out of whack! Cinderella takes Soloxin every day, and it helps her a lot!

Tammy said...

Yay! This made me tear up. What a wonderful miracle for Morgan and her family. It's amazing that such a 'simple' thing could cause so much havoc. I'm very happy for you guys and for Morgan, and Fudge with his good news.

Tammy

Piappies World said...

That's happy news about Morgan! We are also glad that Fudge is doing good. More fun times ahead.


Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Kerry said...

Aww Morgan, welcome back! Happy.

Marjie said...

I'm so happy that Morgan has shown such an improvement! You've had too many losses of late. I know Fudge is a troublemaker, but I'll bet he's being extra nice to the old girl just because that's the way he is, deep down.

Glad Fudge is still doing well, too.

SissySees said...

Hooray!! I'm delighted to hear Morgan just needed a little adjustment and back to being herself.

ElleC said...

Such lovely news! I am so pleased for you both and Morgan.♥♥♥