Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Welcome to my blog

Hi, my name is Ray Charles. I am a 10 1/2 year old mixed breed. They said I'm a husky mix, but I'm told I don't look much like a husky. I don't know, because I can't see. I was born without eyes. No big deal, I never had 'em, so I don't know what I'm missing.
Obviously, I can't see to type, but my human mom is obligingly taking down my dictation.
I could never do this before, because my sister Sasha would never let Isis (my other sister) or I near the computer. Unfortunately, she's gone, but at least I can finally blog.
One of the reasons I started this is to talk about my arthritis treatment. Last week I went to the vet, got way too much blood drawn, and about a million x rays. I bet I'm glowing.
Anyway, apparently I have arthritis everywhere. Like the limping and creaking around didn't clue them in?
I've been on Glycoflex III and Super Dog Treats , which have helped, but it's getting worse, so we're looking into other treatments as well. Apparently there are different pills and supplements that we can try. As long as they hide 'em in liverwurst, it's OK by me.
There is something called stem cell injections. They take some fat from your back, and pull stem cells out, then stick the stem cells in the creaky joints. However, it's expensive, doesn't last forever, and I would have to go under anesthesia twice. The company who does this is Vet Stem. We're going to try some other things first, and if they don't help, we'll research the stem cell thing further.
Tomorrow, I go for acupuncture. I'm not sure I like the sound of that, but we'll see.
I'll let everyone know how it goes.
Anyway, thanks for reading my blog. I'll post tomorrow after the acupuncture (eesh).