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Tess 's test is Negative----for BLASTO

Friday, March 14, 2014


""Stay Strong""----this little fella really says it all!
Good news here!!!--Tess, the resident German (as in dog)-her urine test for Blastomycosis, which was sent to University of Guelph-----came back---
IT IS NEGATIVE!!!...................
.. NEGATIVE!
As of to-day, we were beginning the 8th month of treating this fungal pneumonia!
LORD LOVE A DUCK!................NEGATIVE!
So the black spots on her last X-ray, is lung damage----from the Blasto spores!
Little Tess must be a fighter eh?----Those anti-fungal drugs are so hard on one's body!
They are the same meds, that if a person has a fungus on their toe nails, their Doctor might put them on these----
Avoid these drugs at all cost---expensive--strong--wrec
k yer liver----
But--with Blasto in dogs, there is no other cure!
Fungus is hard to kill!-
So----where do we go from here with Tess?
I read she needs 2 negative tests to be sure it's gone----
I have stopped the meds for to-day--trying to give her liver a rest-- ....This is TESS!
Ya know......There were SO many days that I was in the "depths of despair""----You guys --Sparkly people--kept me going-----Thank-you!
Now----if this little dog can fight this terrible disease--(and she's not out of the woods yet)-----why can't I get --fight my way----to get my weight under 200?-----

So----to-day-----water------
less calories-----salad--healthy soup-----exercise---all the good stuff!
SO-----I"M SCREAMING THIS OUT (can ya hear me?)-TESS IS ALIVE----THANK-YOU SPARKLY PEOPLE!--WE DID IT!--WE CAN DO ANYTHING!
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  • PICKIE98
    I think her nickname should be "Lucky"!! What a wonderful gift!
    2091 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    emoticon on Tess' report.


    2092 days ago
  • BABYSOX
    Yehh for Tess! emoticon
    2092 days ago
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon Completely Awesome for Tess!!! And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Dr Suess Quote!
    2092 days ago
  • UPPITYANN
    What a struggle!

    What a terrible disease from such an unexpected source.

    FIRST we will make sure that all is well with the dog.
    THEN we WILL get you in shape.

    That's a promise.
    2092 days ago
  • KRICKET57
    Good to hear Tess is doing better. Hope things continue to go well. Keep the faith!


    2092 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    emoticon I am so glad to hear the news about Tess! You both have been in my prayers and I will keep good thoughts going!
    2092 days ago
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  • IOEINC
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    Now time to emoticon Such great news about Tess!! The 3 Amigos are barking and wagging joy and hugs to Tess (she is the only girl dog they know)

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    Really just wonderful news for all of you!! I am so happy for you and for Tess too, the little fighter!!!

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    and emoticon for Tess too!!
    2092 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/14/2014 11:06:31 AM
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon Completely Awesome for Tess!!! And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Dr Suess Quote!
    2092 days ago
  • SECRETKEL
    emoticon emoticon This is wonderful news! So great to hear!
    2092 days ago
  • GABY1948
    This is the BEST news we have had from this blog in a LONG time! And answer to a LOT of prayer for sure!

    Have a great Friday, and with all the dancing you are doing today in honor of Tess, I KNOW you will be under 200 VERY SOON!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon One hug for each of you...You...Tess...Coal...and Fat Cat!

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    2092 days ago
  • CEILIE2
    emoticon emoticon to everyone!
    Good thoughts going out for another negative reading!
    What great news!!!
    Enjoy your week end Lynda!
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    2092 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OMG! I was scanning thru my mails and saw this . . . first thing I read this morning! Hallelujah! That is beyond awesome! I am just dancing for joy for y'all. Despite all the bad days, you kept the faith and Tess kept fighting! Oh my gosh, I am just thrilled for you.

    I remember from the days of my home health care nursing taking care of a woman who contracted blasto from soil she'd inhaled when she was in Arizona. I had to give her Amphotericin B (IV). Now this stuff is "affectionately" referred to as shake-and-bake . . . for a reason. It causes fever and chills (along with other side effects). She also was on prednisone. I had to administer the med over a 4 hr. period of time so believe me when I say we got to know each other well!!!!! The best part? After 6 mths. of going thru this she improved! When she got her last infusion we had a "blasto" party. She made a most delicious chicken paprikash and rice. That is something I'll never forget . . . I'm quite sure she never forgot either!

    Of COURSE, it's going to be a good weekend . . . Weekend Warrior Baby says so!

    HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS emoticon
    2092 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Such great news!! One negative test away from a deep sigh of relief - it's coming, it's coming!!!
    2092 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Brilliant news. keep Tess in my prayers, hope she'll soon be her old self Linda emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2092 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    emoticon So happy! And will keep praying for that second test result, the "all clear" signal!

    Meantime, Spark yourself a great Friday!
    2092 days ago
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