June 23rd: Woke up surprisingly well. Mornings seem to be hard lately, since she is only getting one pred a day. When we got home from work, she seemed sore, especially on the front and back leg that has been bothering her. Other than that, no other problems.
June 24th: Super sore. Could barley walk and yelped whenever anyone bumped her. Melly Mel, my running partner came in and gave her extra lovings. Silly girl still wanted to play ball, even though she can barely move. Her spirit is still there, even if her body isn't cooperating. I met with my new alternative health vet. She is a normal vet, but she also does acupuncture, chiropractics, and chinese herbs. My hope was that she could provide alternative therapies to compliment what we were already doing. She did one of the most thorough exams I have ever witnessed, and took copious notes on EVERYTHING. She looked over blood work, tick titers, and symptoms. She at this time does not feel this is rocky mountain spotted fever and that the titer is left over from a previous infection. She is leaning more towards cancer based on blood work values, and the fact that she has lost so much muscle mass/weight. We have to repeat the blood work first, and then go from there. I am honest when I say I am very freaked out by the prospect, but at the same time I just don't feel like this is cancer. I hope my gut feeling is right. She did give us a non steroidal pain medicine called Gabapentin, and an herb called body sore. I immediately after the appointment gave her the first dose of both. In coming home later that day, stella met me at the door and jumped up to greet me, which is typical stella. She even continued to be active, and even did some naughty acts like steal some food off of my plate, and steal andrew's pasta when he got up to the go to the bathroom. That is my typical stella. Even though I should be mad at her, it make me super happy that she is feeling well enough to be that naughty.