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The Ongoing Adventures of Sheba

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The Ongoing Adventures of Sheba

Just pick a fungus and be done already!

July 18th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Pathology, Post Op

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Tripawd Day 18

I am soo frustrated with the world of pathology!  We started the terbinafine on Saturday and had some problems – panting, racing heart, agitation, etc.  so we stopped the med went to ER, they said sorry, we think you should wait to talk to your internist on Monday.  Fine.  I’m perfectly capable of making important medical decisions!  Doc left a message while we were gone that she wanted to talk about the terbinafine and some results that had come in.  Ok, so I called her back.

First, the juicy stuff…PATHOLOGY!  Its NOT Aspergillus spp after all, after further testing its looking like Penicillium spp.  But the lab doesn’t feel confident continuing so they’re sending it out to Texas for species identification and drug susceptibility.  Well holy $%#@ people, just pick a fungus and be done with it!! At this rate I could have snagged a sample and done the identification and susceptibility testing at school as a summer project…might still be a good idea for fall.

The great thing about our new fungus, terbinafine probably isn’t necessary, so its ok that we discontinued it.  And, even better, Sheba is pooping normal again!

cruisin’ the back yard, huntin’ fo FLIES!


I caught it!

I caught it!

Maaaa! I told you not to take my picture!

Maaaa! I told you not to take my picture!

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • dobemom

    I love them in the red Ruffwear harness! Nitro was really handsome in his too. Yay for normal poop! (Bet you don’t say that sentence in normal conversation very much) 🙂

    Paula and Nitro

  • benny55

    Must be sooooo frustrating! It often seems the tripawd journey is full of a lot of “hurry up and wait” scenarios…not to mention redoing one test after another.

    As you said though, the “good news”‘is she doesn’t have to take the antibiotic that causes diarrhea.

    She s such a beautiful girl. Love seeing pictures of her. And yeah, she can definitely give the “get that camera away from me” look! 🙂


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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