Friday, July 11, 2008

Brice Pupdate

Brice is still all there.

As long as the Dr. was going to stick him with a needle, Momma asked them to to use a bigger needle and do a full blood panel. She has a new plan to have full blood panels done every year so that we can hopefully catch things before they get too big.

The vet ran the tests and found that one of his protein levels (ABL) is too low. So they stuck him again and re-ran the test to confirm the results. This time that protein level was in the normal range. So we have either a false low or a false normal. They stuck him again and they're sending the blood out to an independent lab for testing (at their expense) and will have their equipment tested. The blood test results will not be in until Monday. The Dr. recommended postponing the surgery until the results are in.

A low reading could indicate a liver issue or could interfere with his healing from surgery. So a new appointment is set up for next Friday pending a normal reading.

Momma and Dad are not stressing over it yet. Just concerned.


Lacy said...

w00f's eva and brice, ooo geesh, hope its nothing serious...will keep him in my prayers thats it not to bad..

b safe,

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I was just gonna paw woo and ask after reading your khomment on my blog -

Paws khrossed it is a fluke -

Hmmmm, fluke is a fish - that khould be pretty tasty!

Isn't the news exciting?

PeeEssWoo: Please share some with The Khrown Prince!

The Army of Four said...

Stormy said that sometimes it's a question of having eaten or not eaten and that can change things. Your mom and dad are really smart to do a full panel every year!
Stormy also said if they need a Lab, Dave's available. What with him being a Lab in a Sibe suit and all. :)
Please tell Brice I'm praying for him and that he's handsome!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Handsome Brice will be fine! Meeshka's mom says that you are not allowed to panic until there is something to panic about :) Keep us posted and I do think it is smart to do a panel every year on the blood!!!

D'Azul Siberian said...

Its probably nothing serious but smart V-E-T to check it out.

D'Azul, where Siberians Rule

Tracey and Huffle said...

I can come over and do a cat scan after you've sent Brice to the lab (Dave) if you want...

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

The Daily Echo said...

Since they're fixing something that really isn't broken in the first place (I mean REALLY!), it's good that they wait. This will give you more time to wreak havoc at home. WooHoo!

Thor & Marco Polo said...

WOO WOO - I'm glad your Mom got the blood tests and I'm praying that your new test will be just fine but enjoy the extra time before your procedure. Thor, I'm afraid I know what's going to happen to you because Mom did it to me and it really doesn't hurt. Marco Polo doesn't get it because he hasn't had it done.

Keep us Updated.

Paws in Prayers

Thor and Marco Polo

Moco said...

Brice is getting to be a pin cushion. Better safe than sorry. He will get rid of those parts that he doesn't need soon enough.
Get pics of him on the previous blog.

Charlie Daniels said...

I hope it isn't anything serious .. but does this mean you get to keep your bits? ;-)



Joe Stains said...

We hope it all comes back normal!!!

Suka said...

Hey Princess Eva and Brice,

Ouch! Being poked is not fun. Hope you are done with all that needle business. I was fixed when I wasn't broken either and I had lots of friends at the doggy park, so you will be fine Brice! And if any doggy teases you just have Princess Eva send them into exile.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We sure are hoping for the best for you. I think it is a given though that you will get fixed.. Sorry man you will be just fine. Louie hasn't changed a bit since he got broke.. Still Mr. Wildman although he does pee like a girl...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Husky in the Window said...

We are sending lots of husky vibes for you and hope all goes well.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

oorvi said...

Don't worry about Brice...he's fine:) He's got such luxurious fur... he can't really be low on protein! I am sure this must've been a temporary thing.


Peanut said...

Oh well as bad as I feel for you that he didn't get them taken off I'm glad they are making sure he is okay.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We hope everything is okay with Brice and that the test equipment at the vet is just sick.

Steve and Kat