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March 9, 2009

Aki is sick

Yes, Aki is sick right now.

I never thought I’d blog about this but I guess I will be. Well, Aki is sick today. He has a nasty skin problem and he had already drew a lot of blood from his fore arms. He had been scratching rabidly all over the many areas of his body (i.e. leg, neck, arms, etc.) and I feel so sorry for him.

We made an emergency call to his Mommi Lilli (The Animal Doctor’s Secretary) last night because the clinics are closed. I sent her pictures of Aki thru MMS and the Animal Doctor suggested we give him an emergency dose of prednosine. This is supposed to help get rid of the itchies and as a result, give the nasty booboos a breather. We went to the nearest pharmacy at around 11 PM and luckily, we were able to buy the needed meds.

We will be bringing him to the vet this PM for a skin test to rule out mange and other infections. If he will be cleared, we may start treating him for the “hotspots”… all with the blessings of our vet and his Mommi Lilli, of course.

Worst part- I will be going to Manila either tomorrow or tonight for an important business meeting and might be back on Wednesday. I will then have to leave him in the care of his manong and other hooman guardians until I return. Also, for another matter at hand… How to deal with the wounds? Well, Aki is quite furry… so I guess we will have to shear him bald so we can get better access to the skin (and the wound)… :*(

We ask that you please pray that the skin test comes out normal and no further complications would come out during the treatment process.

Just so you wont forget how handsome our Aki boy is…

love,

Micchi

34 comments:

Lacy said...

w00f's. ouchie Aki, me sorry u gots the itchies..me hopes ur vet figures out what iz the matter and u get well soon...me will keep u in me thoughts and prayers..

b safe,
~rocky~

Charlie said...

Get well soon Aki. We'll pray that you recover from the itchies.

Even if they shave all your fur, we still think that you are a very handsome boy.

Love,
Charlie and Mom

Suzuki said...

Awww. Get well soon Aki!
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Painter Pack said...

Oh goodness! Poor Aki! I have never had skin problems, but my brother Jack and sissy CoCo have. It may take some time, but I'm sure he will heal wonderfully!!!

Mya Boo Boo

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're sending LOTS of AireZen your way Aki! No more itchies!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Sibe Vibes (AND EXTRA HAIR) being sent Aki's way!

Paws khrossed fur a speedy rekhovery!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Noah the Airedale said...

Awww Poor Aki. We hope his itchies go away soon.

tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Staci said...

Poor Aki... we will be praying for him to get better real quick.

Shaving a little fur is no big deal if it helps him get better faster.

Keep us posted on our sweet boy!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Anonymous said...

Oh poor baby Aki. Hope he gets better quick.

Sara Alves said...

hey Aki!
We hope the Vet can discover what´s the rash... so you can get better soon

stay strong!
Licks
Pu

Thor said...

We hope you get well very soon, Aki. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of good vibes.

Love,
Thor and Mom

Hero said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well, Aki. I hope the skin test results turn out okay. Even if they have to shave you, you're still going to be one of the most handsome dogs I know. My family and I will remember you in our prayers.

Tee said...

We hopes Aki gets well soon-est! We have our fair share of skin problems in our neck of the woods too ... the V-E-T tells our human (when all shots and medicines fail) its because of the humid weather ...

Licks and Wags,

Tuffy of Dog Woods

The OP Pack said...

So sorry to hear about the sickie thing - hope the vet can give woo some magic ways to fix it quickly. But don't worry, Aki, woo are still going to be furry handsome.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Pee Ess, if woo need some fur to cover up the bare spots, Mom says we have plenty to share.

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Sorry to hear about this. We hope they find the cause quickly and it is simple to treat.

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO POOR Brother!!!we're so sorry to hear that you're not feeling well!!!
and don't worry if they must shave all your fur...for us you're the best...our handsome brother!!!!.....as always!!!
we hope the skin test results turn out okay!!!!!
you will be in all our prayers and thoughts.....evry days!!!!
we're sooooooooooo furious with life sometime!!!!!!!!!it's not right!!!!you're so young...and lovely....and cute.....Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....if there is someone in sky.....we ask to heal you for us!!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!!and we need you!!!!
get well soon dear Aki.....
and please Micchi....give us news asap!!!!
Aki and you are in our hearts...
kisses and licks!!!!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh no, poor Aki!! How awful! Am keeping all paws crossed that the skin test solves the problem and Aki is feeling better soon -

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Sweepy said...

Woof Aki!
Sounds like mange. The black hounds had that years ago and the healing program took only a month to clear and your furs will be cleared of bloody itchies.

Hope the AnimalDoctor can check you out soon!

the 4 Bs said...

oh poor Aki, this sounds miserable. we are sending you some poodle power to get your skin better and make those darn itchies go away!

woofs.

Asta said...

I'm so so sowwwy Aki is having such a tewwible time wif his skin..I think you do have to shave the awea so you can apply some soothing stuff..Mommi uses something called Tee Tree Oil if I have a itchy..it helps heal, and it also tastes tewwible, so I stop biting the spot(it's not poisonous ow anything)
I will be cwossing my paws that Aki wecovews soon
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Poor Aki, we hope you feel better soon. We send our good wishes and thoughts to you.

Holly & Zac..XX

caboval said...

Get well soon Aki!! Hugs and Kisses! Joey and Kealani

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Hello, we found your blog through Scruff's. Sorry to hear Aki is poorly, we are sending good thoughts from the UK.

Minnie-Moo
xxx

The Animal Doctor said...

aki, get well soon. those itchies are nasty. i should know because i got them too!

love, trudis

Joey said...

Poor Aki - we hate to think of you not feeling well. We'll be thinking of you and checking on you - paws crossed for good news soon!

Your pals,
Joey and Zeke

Lorenza said...

Hi, Micchi!
I am so sorry to hear that Aki has the itches! Paws crossed it will not be something serious!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Pipa said...

There'll be no further complications, Aki, and you'll be allright soon, you'll see!

We're so sorry we can't help you... please be patient and try not to scrach (I know it's hard...).

We love you, Aki, please let us know how you are doing!


Love from portugal

Pipa

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Aki, we hope you are feeling better by now! Prednisone is like a wonder drug! We sure hope it works for you. Don't bite your sores or you will have to wear the dreaded cone!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Cocoa the Beagle said...

Oh dear buddy! We hope you feel better soon you poor thing! Don't worry abt the shaving part okie, you are still that most handsome lab we know!

Get well soon! We miss you!

Cocoa and Barley

Dino and Family said...

Gosh! My dearest Aki, I am sending you some powerful healing vibes from Taiwan, I hope it is nothing serious. Please get well soon. It's ok to be bald, my parents are thinking of shaving me bald for summer, so you will not be alone. Take care buddy and keep us posted. Love, Dino

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh noo.. poor Aki boy. I hate itchies too because once I start biting/ chewing/ scratching, the humans will bring out the dreaded e-collar!
We hope your test results are ok and your itchies will be gone soon. Don't worry, no matter how you look with your shaved fur, we still think you are the handsomest!!
Not sure what's the cause of the itchies, but maybe you want to stay away from chicken meat/ treats until the results are out? That was what our vet advised mom when I had my itchies...

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Aki, so sorry to hear you are not feeling well, that ichy feeling and skin scratches are awful!
Stick with your treatment, sweety, hope your ich will be gone soon and no need to scratch, k?

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Am soooooooooo sorry to hear that Aki is poorly.
Willing him well,
Pats & pets
Blue
xx
x

Raising Addie said...

Hello Aki and Poopie!

We just wanted to check to see how Aki was doing? Please let us know.

We are soooo very worried!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie