Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tobi in Slow Motion

We got a fun new camera, and tested it out on Tobi:

Tobi Running Slow Motion from Morgan Loomis on Vimeo.

Tobi's Toy in Slow Motion from Morgan Loomis on Vimeo.

Dermatology Report

So tobi had a recheck with the dermatologist, and her little cyst wasn't going away as nicely as they'd hoped, despite the new antibiotics. Now, at this point, she's been on some sort of antibiotics almost non-stop for a long time. We've literally been giving her between one and 6 pills a day for over six months. So the doctor did a culture, and found out that Tobi has grown resistant to many types of antibiotics. For your reading pleasure, here's the printout:
Tobi Dermatology Report, Page 1
Tobi Dermatology Report, Page 2
Tobi Dermatology Report, Page 3
Oh, and also she still has staph. So they gave her a big bottle of people-sized doses of Clindamycin, which should hopefully fix that.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Inter-digital Cysts

So for a while, Tobi's had some little cysts between her toes. We've heard of that happening to bulldogs, and for the most part they seem to come and go and not bother her very much. But recently she had one that got big and didn't go away. We'd pop it every once in a while, but it would come back, it started bothering her. Here it is:


So yesterday she had her follow-up appointment with the dermatologist, so the split them open and cleaned them out. The conclusion was that they could be from allergies, (weird) and that since she was already on antibiotics, and has been for so long, she's probably immune to them. So she got more pills, and a snazzy little bandage:

Tobi's bandage

She wasn't happy about the process, but she managed to get the bandage off today and that made her feel much better. 
The new pill regimen is as follows:
Ciprofloxacin: 2x daily
Ketoconozole: 2x daily
Medrol: 2x a day for 4 days, then 2x every other day for 4 days, then 1 1/2 every other day.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bath Time!

Tobi is a stinky dog, and has to take baths often. They go something like this:
Tobi Bath

Tobi Bath

Tobi Bath

Drying Tobi