|Chopper's custom portrait from Lamanda Designs.|
But his health issues this year were definitely a bit of a wake up a call. For months it was unclear what was wrong with him. After four months on steroids and in and out of the vet's office every other week, we finally got a biopsy and an answer that it was Autoimmune Skin Disease which is now under control. Before that the vets were throwing around terms like lupus, pre-cancerous, cancer, organ failure, and who knows what else - most of it was a bit too much for me and I just focused on getting him better.
|The day I picked him up after his biopsy. I was not expecting how bad he would look.|
He's been on new medicine for almost three months now and it's been two months since he had a flare up so I am really hoping the worst is behind us. We have a check up this weekend.
In the past I've done up some pretty fancy dog parties for Chopper but I think today I will bake him a little cake and have his best buddy Mumble over and just take it easy and enjoy the fact that we made it through this year.
|Chopper's Official Seventh Birthday Photo|
And because it is his birthday I let him lay on the couch for a few minutes this morning.