Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pulminologist Appointment and Hershey

Brandon had a pulminologist appointment this afternoon. He had an RSV shot which as usual he screamed for and let the scream carry on so that he turned bright red. Next month is his last RSV shot until next RSV season if he qualifies so at least he is almost done with being tortured. He weighed 14 pounds, 11 ounces. Dr. Sembrano said Brandon looked and sounded great. The big news is he took him off of the apnea monitor so he is not hooked up to anything anymore. I also talked to Dr. Sembrano about the end of RSV season again and confirmed that I will be able to take Brandon out in public. He said I will be able to but did say that anybody who is going to hold him after RSV season needs to be healthy for 5 days and needs to wash their hands before holding him.

After his appointment we went to the NICU to visit. Several nurses that had Brandon on occassion were working as well as Chris who was Brandon's primary nurse. When Brandon heard Chris' voice he kept staring at her like he knew the voice from somewhere.

Hershey did not seem himself all day and I noticed this afternoon that he was limping. When Stu came home from work I told him and he noticed right away. We called the vet and they were able to get us in. It turns out he has lymes disease. We are not sure how serious his is yet. They are running other tests to see how far advanced it is, if it is into his kidneys. For now they sent him home with an antibiotic that he needs to take twice a day. We are really hoping this does the trick.

1 comment:

Rachel said...


I am glad to hear that Brandon is doing so well. I wanted to let you know that our one dog has had lymes disease for about the last 4 years or so. Pretty much once they test positive, they always will. Usually he is fine, but every once and a while he will have a flare up and need antibiotics again. He never has had any problems with it other than the limping. I hope the same goes for Hershey. Let me know if I can help at all.