Friday, July 20, 2012


While we were in Hawaii, we had Kaity and Terri tend Max and Dash at their home.
Max 13 years old and Dash 8 months old
By the 3rd day we were gone, Max became very sick and we did not know what was wrong.  
Terri had to hand feed him on the 4th day and carry him out to the bathroom.
She took him to a local vet who did many tests and xrays but could find nothing wrong.
On the 5th day Cary said it was just like the symptoms that Cindy, his dog, had when she got
really sick a couple years ago and was diagnosed with Addison's Disease.
Terri and Brady took Max to a Veterinary Hospital in Sandy, Utah just in time.
Max was very sick
The Doctor said he hoped Max would make it through the night.  They were going to treat him for Addison's Disease.   Melissa, Kylie, and I were all crying and so sad.  Sad that we were not there with Max, we did not want him to die.  We prayed really hard for him.  I called the hospital throughout the night to check on him.  Luckily he hung in there, he stayed in the hospital over the weekend on IV fluids as he improved. 
Melissa was able to get him from Terri's house a few days later when she got home.  For Addison's Disease he will receive a shot of Percorten once a month, and a steroid pill every day for the rest of his life.
Melissa and Max
We are so grateful to Terri and Kaity for taking care of our little guys, and for the loving care they gave.  If we could not be with Max when he was sick, I was so glad to have Terri caring for him.
Max is doing better now than he was before we left to Hawaii.  He has more perk in his step.  We are grateful!

1 comment:

  1. Awwww love that cute little max!!! So relieved he is doing ok!!