Weather: Summer is here with a vengeance. Hot and humid with a chance of showers much of the week ahead.
My week: The swelling in my foot went down a bit last weekend but it’s still somewhat swollen and painful but I can walk around without a limp being noticeable. I had an x-ray that showed some arthritis in my big toe joint and a small heel spur, neither of which is my problem, yet. I had bloodwork done and found out that my triglycerides were 392 which is still more than double what they should be but better than the 900+ I scored on my previous blood test. My uric acid was 7.8 and 8.0 is considered gout level, so the doctor thinks that might be the problem so I’m now on new gout and triglyceride meds. I have an ultrasound test scheduled this coming Wednesday to look for blood clots or anything else.
Gus: His eating habits are changing. He’s not eating nearly as much as he used to. He’ll be 14 in August and Westies generally live from 12-16 years. He’s pretty much deaf these days. Every now and then he has these momentary spurts of energy where he’ll run around but they don’t last long. Most of the time he’s very slow and calm. I’m just beginning to think he’s not gonna be around forever. 🙁
Wild-child Trixie, on the other hand, is completely back to normal after losing 24 teeth from gum disease. She pretty much eats anything except hard treats and bones. She has all the energy Gus lacks.