Thursday, November 08, 2007

More Paw Troubles...

Hi dawgs! Sorry we haven't posted for a little while. Things have been a little crazy at our house... well, in our lives anyways... because we weren't home a lot the last couple weeks.

First, you remember, there's a fungus amongus... and that's still there on my toenails and paws. I'm still taking the yucky medicine. Dogmom took me to see Dr. Kate (YAY!) and I got to stay at work with her all day while Opie stayed home. Dr. Kate said the fungus looked better, but that I had to stay on the medicine more time... and it could be a long time before the fungus is all gone. Last time, it took two months. This time will probably be longer.

Then, we had to do some allergy tests to see if that might be behind my fungus problem. Elizabeth took some blood from my neck while Jason held me. It wasn't a big deal, really, and I didn't even cry or anything.

The tests came back and it turns out I'm allergic to three different kind of mites that live in the grass and the soil and the dust. And I'm allergic to a fungus that lives in the grass, too. So dogmom said something about I either have to try chiropractic to see if it works on my allergies as well as it did to eliminate her symptoms... or I have to get allergy injections. I think they both sound scary to me, but I'm just a dog.

Anyways... Then dogmom went to Ohio to visit the family for a few days while we went to Dog Pad and stayed with Tory. We had lots of fun there. Opie decided to sleep in Tory's office instead of on the dog beds. And, on Sunday I hurt my paw. Not bad, really, and I didn't even tell Tory about it. But, she's pretty smart and she figured it out anyways. I saw her checking everybody's paws and I thought it was a new game. Then, when she checked mine, here's what she found. It looks worse than it is, I think. But I'm going to milk it for a while anyways!

Even if it did mean that Opie got to go to Dog Pad on Wednesday without me. I just vegged at home all day.

Wuf Ya! - Gomer

8 comments:

PerfectTosca said...

Oooooooooo your paw looks naasssssssty boy!!!

You need some Collie dog lickin to fix that!

Ari_1965 said...

What is it, exactly? Did he step on something sharp?

Ari_1965 said...

And why was Dogpad Lady checking all the dogs' paws?

TAPhillips said...

The humans couldn't figure out what I might have cut my paw on. Tory looked everywhere, but I didn't show her either. She was checking paws because I was putting some pawprints with blood on the floor.

Harry said...

Ouch! I hope your paws heals fast old boy.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Ari_1965 said...

The Case of the Bloody Footprints. I think this was a Perry Mason episode.

Poor boy. I hope it heals soon

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Hope Gomer's paw gets better fast. We found another relative in cyberpaw space, Howie. We hope you have a pawtastic weekend.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Gomer,
Sorry to hear you're allergic to some mites & fungus. Since the fungus is a tricky thing to deal with, you might want to do the allergy shots for that. Fungus & molds can be bad for people that are allergic to them. Mama is allergic to lots of molds, which includes foods that grow in the ground so you might be allergic to those types of foods too (beets, potatoes, etc.). Hope you get healed up very soon pal.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers