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 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.
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.
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.