Saturday, December 1, 2007

Mad, Sad


Can you see the reason?

A closer look!

Yesterday I went to the vet. It was time for vaccines, nails clipped and a general check up. Everything was going well. I even let Dr. Sergio to take my blood for the tests. While the test was running I got two vaccines and he clipped my nails. Then he went to another room for the results. He came back and told my mom about them. Pancreas, liver, kidneys, everthing looks pretty good. But there is an issue with my cholesterol. It is one point higher than normal. He said that could be controlled with a change of diet. Low fat diet! My mom told him about the amount of food and treats I get everyday and he said that was not the cause to be obese. He put me on the scale and effectively I gained 4 pounds since the last time.
Then while he was reviewing me, he noticed that I have been losing hair behind my ears and my chest. He said that this probably means a problem with my thyroid gland. Problem is thyroid test is the only one his equipment can't do it. And there is no one here that can make them. Only for humans. My mom started crying and Dr. Sergio told her no to worry. That given the case it can be controlled with meds. He told my mom that he was going to look for someone who could make the test for me.
Today morning he called my mom to tell her that he had found someone and asked to her to take me to the clinic for another blood sample. There we went. As soon as I knew where we were going I said "Oh, no. Not again"! But I let him took my blood again. Now, we have to wait until next wednesday to know the results.
For now, I will only eat this "Obesity Management" food and no treats!
Please, tell my mom not to worry, that I will be fine. That if my thyroid its not working correctly now it can be controlled with a treatment!
Have a good night


Freda said...

No, No! Lorenzas, you can't be fats. Nevers! I think the vet Dr. made a mistakes. Yes!

Thank you very much for the informations about Noahs. Just what I was lookin' fors.



Freda said...

Lorenzas, I forgot to barks, thanks for signin' my Dogbook. Cooools!



Lacy said...

woofies Lorenza, me hopies u nots got thyroid trouble, will mean not to manys treawts fur furgot who, but wuz either butchy and snickers dat boff has dat..dey put it in the 8 random facts in da last day or will wook it up furs u...and dey can help u wiff meds...

b safe,

Lacy said...

me wuz rite, it wuz butchy and snickers...


maggie said...

IM BACK!!! YOUR not fat!!!

Maggie & Mitch said...

You're not fat, Lorenza! We've heard lots about thyroid problems so it's not uncommon! Our dad takes one thyroid pill a day and he's' just fine! The no more treats has us concerned! Hopefully you can get on your little pill and enjoy your Christmas treats! Paws are crossed for you.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Hi dear friend,
You are remaining very positive and thats very important. We will have all our paws crossed that the next lot of results come back negative for thyroid problems.
jazz and dixie

Girasol said...

Lorenza, amiga no te preocupes no estas gordita, ese pesito va y viene asi que mas bien relajate, no comas muchos treats porque en navidad de hecho que habra mucha comida ademas eating healthy could be you new years resolution....

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh there is no way a sweet wee dog like you can be anyways near fat!

Dr definitely make a mistake there!

you are perfection!

Tell your Mama not to worry!

Life is for living,

love and many licks, Marvin xxxx

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

pero chamaquita tu a dieta????
pero si estas perfecta. jope
que diria de mi..
en fin. paciencia

Amber-Mae said...

You're obese? I don't believe it...But i do hope that that food will help your cholesterol levels.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Comet and BLU said...

Lorenza - hopefully your test will come back and say that you are just fine, and that your mom just needs to play with you more and take you for more walks. Even if you do have thyroid problems, medicine can help you, so do not worry too much, ok?
Comet and BLU

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Lorenza...
I'm sure everything is going to be fine and if your thyroid is broken, I'm sure they'll be able to fix it right up!

My paws are crossed!!!
Lots of Licks, Ruby

4xBs said...

Hi Lorenza, don't worry, you're a young kid and in good health. if your thyroid gland is messed up, the doctor can fix it. that's what doctors do. tell your mom it will be okay. really. it will be okay.

and we're very very very sorry that you can't have any treats for a week. that is a big bummer. we will be anxious to hear about your test results and get you back on eating treats. you don't look fat to us! you look beautiful. and all of your dresses still fit, right? that's how you can really tell - not by the stupid doctor's scale.


Peanut said...

No treat what an outrage. We think you are perfect the way you are. Tell you mom not to worry about the thyroid test. Medicine is a great thing now.

Ricky Pepper said...

Hi Lorenza,
I hope your thyroid is ok. Mommy said she hears that dachshies can have genetic hair loss behind the ears, on the belly and neck area and as long as the skin looks normal, and we are not itchy then it's ok. My sister Lucy has this a little bit and the vet man said everything is OK! We sure hope you are fine and you're beautiful even if you have to eat obesity food, heh-heh...we eat Weight Management purina pro plan so don't feel bad!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Lorenza,
Not to worry. Snickers & I BOTH have Hypothyroidism. Our thyroid glands do not work enough so we take Soloxine, 2 times per day. Snickers has been on this for almost a year, I just started on the meds almost a month ago. I have to get tested next week to see if the dosage is right for me, otherwise they can up it. Right now Snickers is on twice the dosage I am on. We know a few other pals that have this too & they are doing just fine with the meds also. There are no side effects to worry about either since it's just a hormone. So tell your Mama not to worry ok?? Our blood tests are done at the Michigan State University & we know there is another lab in Arizona. Now Snickers didn't gain weight from her problem, but I Butchy did. I gained about 3 lbs. last winter & Mama hasn't been able to get the weight off all summer, even with me on a diet. Keep us posted on your tests ok??
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Charlie said...

Don't worry too much, Lorenza's mom -- our golden retriever Lindsey had a thyroid condition, took a pill for it every day for many years, and lived to the ripe old age of 16! We're keeping our fingers crossed that it's a false alarm, anyway, though.
- Charlie's mom

Clive's World said...

Oh, Lorenza, I know how you are feeling. My mom recently changed my diet too and I can't have people food any more. I was very sad a sulky for the first few days. I thought I did something wrong, but she gave me lots of hugs and walkies so I cheered up. Now I get very little bites which is better than nothing.

Just FYI, I like your girlish figure!
Hugs and licks, Clive

Luckie Girl said...

There has to be something wrong with the scales! How could the vet say you are OBESE? Keep us posted when the results for the tyrod tests are out. Please give your Mom lotsa licks and kisses. You'll be okay...we will be thinking of you!

Dory and Liza said...

Lorenza -

Don't feel bad - I'm on "tubby puppy" food too. Personally - I think you are very thin, I mean I weigh 82 pounds!!

Love ya - Dory

Tadpole said...

Oh no, Lorenza! What sad news, for this time of year especially. :-(

Tell your mom you'll be fine. I have problems with my insides too, and I do just fine as long as I eat my special food. Maybe you'll get to eat baby carrots like me?! Those are the best!

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Oh Lorenza, you are the perfect size. But, if you need to take some medicine or eat a special diet, that will be OK, too. Zorra does. She's fine! By the way, you have been tagged. Check it out on our site.

Ivy said...

i wud demand a second opinion lorenza! you are the cutest little doglet ever... you cudent be chubby.

hey if you didnt notice you totally won the bp birthday gessing game! the prize is a small gift card to a pet store. do you haf a petsmart or a petco near you? email my randy at randy[at]pargman[dot]com to let him know how to send your prize to you!

luv ivy

Anonymous said...

Lorenza HM and I both hope you are ok and like you say if there is something wrong with your thryoid there's medicine to help you deal with that.

We'll be keeping an eye out for an update of how the test goes.

Hugs, River

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

You be perfect the way you are. We will keep our paws crossed for you. If something wrong with your thyroid, there are little pills you can take. Pugsley takes Thyro-tab for hypothyroidism.

xoxoFour Pugz

Snowball said...

Hi Loreza,

You will not like to hear this but I think weight management is essential for you. Daschie can be more prone to slipped disc issue if they are over weight. I have been through that (No I am not fat. I weight only 4.68kg) and I know how painful it is for both me and my hoomans. So its good to maintain at healthy weight from young.

Dun worry about the blood test. You look very healthy all along. We will be praying for you.



How could anybody think you are fat!! I don't believe it & neither does the Mommy. Tell your Mommy not to worry about your thyroid since there are lots of medicine for that.

There are lots of treats you can have that aren't fattening and Mommy's Samantha ate Obesty food & she loved it.

Love and huggies.......Mona

chiyo said...

oh your poor mom tell her not to worry! :) thyroid problem can be controlled, no problem! Butchy and Snickers both have it and they are doing so great :) i think it's pretty common :)

hee hee does the new food taste any worse than the old?


Patience-please said...

Hi Lorenza, Very Old Dog here. (My name is Giacomino. I don't know why everyone in blogland calls me Very Old Dog, but that's ok. I have taken thyroid medicine for over a year now, and it's no problem. I don't even mind the taste of the pill, so the Servant just tosses one in my dinner every night. (Pretend you don't like the pill, and your Mom will put it in cheese and peanut butter and good stuff.)
I felt GRREAT after I started taking the thyroid medicine! Glad all your other tests came out so well, and tell your Mom not to worry.

Polite licks-
Giacomino of the whippet waggle

Sophie Brador said...

Hi Lorenza, You certainly don't look fat to me, but if you are having thyroid problems, it is easily managed and nothing to worry about. Most of us girls wish we could blame a little extra weight on that!


Ben_Benjamin said...

Well Lorenza, you didnt look Fat to me...I think you are pawfectly nice. No worries, Im sure you will be fine....eventhough med are yucky. Please give more sweet licks to ya mom....

Joe Stains said...

I don't think you are fat at all. Tanner is fat, you are not fat! I hope your Mom is not worrying too much, tell her you will be fine!

Poppy said...

I hope you aren't very sick, Lorenza! You should eat the obesity management food with good humor so that your Mom doesn't get worried. I'm sure you will be fine. My sister eats low-fat food, and she likes it okay. I hope you feel better!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh no Lorenza, that's not right. I think you're at a pawfect shape now

~ Girl girl

fee said...

what nonsense, this obesity programme! it's only proper for a dog to weigh slightly more than he desires.

will a seafood diet help with the thyroid problem?

Putter said...

Oh Lorenza!

I am sorriest ever!!!!! What a bummer about the food and treat situation:((((((( I am hoping for a good test result on Wed., okay! Talk to you soonest!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Lorenza, we know about that nasty "obesity" word. Our vet has used it before. Roxie and Sammy eat weight management food too. The way Sammy inhales it, it must be tasty too. The new food should take care of your cholesterol.

As for your thyroid, tell your mom not to worry. It may be nothing or it may mean you need to take a pill or two for the rest of your very long and cute life. From all of the comments here, it sounds like taking a pill or two isn't a problem. We hope there isn't a problem with your tyroid but it would only be an inconvenience and your mom would not have gotten a dachsie if she didn't like SOME inconvenience!

We hope you get the treat thing worked out. There must be some treats that won't cause problems. We have get some weight management treats. Maybe your mom can find some of those.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy
The Dachsies

Boo said...

oh lorenza, go for more walkie! blame it on the owner for not taking u out walkie more! how about that excuse?

wet wet licks


Clover said...

Hi Lorenza,
Oh I hope your mom won't worry, I know you will be just fine. I am sorry you have to eat that food, but I bet it tastes ok, right?
Your Christmas decorations look beautiful! Your grandma must have been so happy to have such a great helper - the pictures are perfect!
Love Clover xo

Ferndoggle said...

They stole your blood TWO times??? Ouch. I don't think you're fat're curvy. Divas can be curvy.

I hope the test can tell your Mom what's wrong. Thyroid problems are very treatable.

Good luck.


Pacco de Mongrel said...

tryroid problem??

i hope the test will reveal that u're actually fine..

paw crossed..

Gorda said...

Pero si así esta hermosa, como puede ser que tengas que hacer dieta...pronto va a pasar y vas a poder comer de todo.


oh Lorenza.........what shld l say....not to worried u ar too nice, notthing will happen to u, ask mom not to worried, Dollar and me will be praying real hard for u.

Lenny said...

I hope your test comes back OK, Lorenza. I can't believe the vet said you are obese. He is just crazy. But he sounds like he takes good care of you.

Your friend, Lenny

Amber said...

Oh no, Lorenza, sorry to hear about the obesity mangament. hope the test result turns out you're just fine.

Waylon & Willie - the Boston Terrier brothers said...

Thanks so much for the Xmas card.. we love it.

Frasier said...

Oh Lorenza,
Everything will be okay,dont worry.Please tell your mom that you will be fine.
Both of us can be on a diet together!
And you are not fat so I dont want you to ever use the "F"word again

Deefor said...

Obesity! Ha! You are the perfect size. But if the doctor says you need medicine... I hope you stay healthy but your shape is perfect.


happy said...

Don't worry Lorenza and Mommy, it'll be ok. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

TINA said...

lorenza, es rerrible lo que te pasa, a mi me encantan los helados. ire a revisarme al vet

Hana said...

Lorenza, peepol sometimes have thyroid problems and they can take medicine for that. I would think that dogs can take medicine too for it!! So, I do not think there is much to worry about.

We have our paws crossed that your blood test has good results!!

Jackson said...

Hey Lorenza, Please tell your mum not to worry. Thyroid trouble is manageable and I'm sure that if that IS the problem, you'll get lots of good advice from other DWB pals with similar conditions. Your vet seems very nice and it sounds like he really cares about you. I'll keep my paws cross for you. J x

Ines said...

Lorenza, no estas gordita, es que la gente es envidiosa, mi Mafi tambien es una teckel de pelo corto como tu y la gente por la calle tambien nos dice que esta gorda. ¿Como quieren que esteis con esas patitas tan cortitas que teneis y lo bien cuidadas que estais? Envidia, eso es lo que tienen

Stanley said...


Please give your mama some extra goober smooches. I'm sure she's worried (cuz she loves you), but I bet you'll be fine no matter what the doctor finds out.

Good thing you know Butchy and Snickers. I'm sure they will have all kinds of good information for you if you need it.

Goober love & healing smooches,

Pee ess
I think you look very svelte and fit!

Agatha and Archie said...

Lorenza,You fat??!!!! Din't worry little one,thyroid problems are noting and in fact many or our friends have this! In fact we got the blood test to check for it too.Oh no we hope our treat package doesn't come when you can't eat them!!!! Love and kisses A+A

King King said...

Hey Lorenza... hope you are getting better!!!!