My mother’s 16 year old dog, Nubi, was diagnosed today with Cushing’s Disease. He is too old to handle the side effects of treatment, so it comes down to careful monitoring, careful diet, steady calm routine, regular exercise, and a little luck.
Nubi now gets his own calendar, with happy and sad faces for his mood, record of water drinking, bowel movements, difficult breathing episodes, staring into corner episodes, etc. How exciting. I need more wall space for all of the calendars I maintain.
Nubi has many nicknames. His “real” name is Anubi, because his ears make him look like Anubis. His regular names are Nubi, Nuber, Nuberdoober, NuberDog, Dubious Nubious, Sausage Dog, and Hey You.
Update: The little guy isn’t doing very well this morning. I got two breathing episodes calmed down, but the little dude is still moving kind of slow and doing lots of staring into the corner.