Can you believe it, after I got sick, and had to go to the vet to get pricked and tortured,
I came home and Mom gave me a bath!!!!!
It is so not fair. So I have been repaying her.
I make her get up everyy couple of hours to take me out.
She has to go with me because I am unsteady on my feet
and I might fall in the pool.
I am eating again and have been bugging her all morning
to take me for a walkie, but the doctor told her to keep me quiet for another day.
Another not fair.......
Mom did tell me some good news, she is taking me out on my boat this weekend! I am happy about that.
Today she is going to get my new medicine. it is DDAVP for those who want to know.
More information on my new disease (lucky me... another one...)
I spent the day at the vet yesterday, where they kept taking away my water and stuff, this is why....
The modified water deprivation test is the most important test for confirming a diagnosis of
once all other causes of excessive thirst and urination have been ruled out. This is a labor intensive test that may require a full day of hospitalization.
(DI) is a metabolic disorder characterized by excessive, extreme urination, and accompanied by undue thirst. It is either caused by impaired production of a hormone called ADH (anti-diuretic hormone) from the brain (central DI), or an impaired ability of the kidney to respond properly to the ADH (nephrogenic DI).
Central DI can occur if there is damage to the part of the brain that makes the ADH. Trauma or cancer would be potential causes of this kind of damage.(the vet thinks it was my seizures and heart condition) Most cases are "idiopathic"; in other words, there is no known cause.
Nephrogenic (originating from the kidneys) DI is a very rare congenital disorder that also occurs for no known reason.
There is no apparent age, gender, or breed predilection for DI. Most cases occur in dogs; cats are rarely affected.