Sunday, March 19, 2006
I awoke to a big surprise this morning. Quincy, who is one of our 4-legged sanctuary staff members, suffers from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks itself. He has been maintained very well on medication for the last year.
His disease is now flaring again, causing the inability to move his neck, or open his mouth more than the width of my finger. At least there's one bright side for Quincy ~ he gets canned food, and gets to be my velcro dog, with me at all times until he's feeling better. The down side ~ large doses of Prednisone and Chinese herbs, and more blood work.
Poor guy, what a way to welcome spring!