Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 9 - A Week Later

It's been a little over a week since I took Jada to the vet for her paws and things have been going very well. I've noticed that she is getting better.  One thing I didn't blog about but that was one of the regimen is the Douxo Spot-On droplets, given on Days 7, 13, and 19.  I would take the pipette and give each paw a drop, rub in and the medication would spread around her paw to the needed areas.  I was afraid she would lick this, but thankfully she left her paws alone.  She will get another dose of that treatment throughout the next 2 weeks.  I've also started to wean her off of the steroids, now down to every other day.

As far as her changes, the obvious is that Jada has not been licking or chewing at her paws. The first day I remember watching her and yelling maybe once or twice her name and she would instantly stop. I think she had a feeling that we were trying to help her get better. She also stopped limping, a very good sign.

The other changes were more subtle. A few more days after the start of the medicine, I noticed that Jada wouldn't hesitate to go into the grass as before.  She reminded me of a donkey and someone trying to pull it and it would just sit there and not budge. Well imagine an 8-pound min pin doing the same thing and you have Jada! I also started to see her scabs healing on her right paw pad, the worst of the four. Also, the black color was coming back and the hair on her back paws were slowly growing back. I also noticed she wasn't scratching or rubbing her belly on the carpet.
A subtle difference, but a step closer to getting better!
I have to say that last week, I felt so overwhelmed and unsure about everything. I had no faith in myself that this could work or I could do this, but I knew I had to, for my Jada girl and because I love her. It's amazing a week later seeing these results from this treatment.  I'm just hoping that her paws will get back to normal and that the biopsy will not be needed on her paws.

Still looks yellow, but I think it's because of the lighting (This was taken on my Blackberry) ~ 8/5/11

Scabs are almost gone! ~ 8/5/11

Sleepy Jada, still in bed! ~ 8/5/11
Two more weeks to go until Jada goes back to the vet for a follow-up!  Keep those positive thoughts and prayers coming ... I believe they are working :)


24 Paws of Love said...

How wonderful! It sounds like the itching and pain has been alleviated and that she is feeling much better.

So glad for her little paws feeling better. Go Jada, go!

p.s. There's a blog called browndog cbr that had some post a while back explaining what they went through who had severe and similar allergies.

Here's the blog address:

I don't remember how far back it was, maybe in the spring? In case you might be interested in reading it. :)

Mariodacat said...

Those paws are looking better and better every day. You are a good doggy mama. Keep up the good work.,

Amber DaWeenie said...

Looking a lot better. Good vibes, prayers and Florida sunshine still being sent.

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Hi Melissa and Jada,

We are so sorry that your precious girl is having these kind of problems. Sorry we haven't been around before but Mommy is so busy with doing home visits and working that we're lucky if we even get to blog.

We been reading the blog and looking at Jada's pictures...too cute and just the size dog Mommy loves.

Happy very belated Birthday Jada.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona , Weenie & thr Mommy