Monday, August 16, 2010

"Autoimmune" is a Dirty Word

I really want to write about my awesome trip to visit my cousin and her family (and meet her 2 year old daughter for the first time!!) but my hands are totally killing me today, so that post will have to wait.

In the meantime, I just got back from the vet because River has a swollen nose. Hopefully it's just a scratch or a bug bite or something that will go away soon and never ever happen again. But the vet also said we have to be aware that it might be the first signs of an autoimmune disease that affects mucus membranes in dogs. Then the vet started to explain what an autoimmune disease was and I had to tell him that "autoimmune" is already a dirty word in our house.

We're keeping our fingers crossed that River's nose gets better and stays that way. Or I would be, if my stupid fingers didn't hurt so much....

6 comments:

~kelly marie~ said...

Sending lots of love to River and you!

Tazzy said...

{{{{{RIVER}}}}} maybe a sting of sorts?

Don't you hate that, when you have to cut off a doctor/vet with something your already living with? Oy. best to both of you. Tazzy

Itsy Bitsy Spider said...

Mom always told me that if I don't have anything polite to say I should just keep my trap shut... but River? With an autoimmune disease?! WTF? **%&#$*##$&%!!!!

This just makes me want to go back to Clague Road Park and hiss at the geese!

Nessie said...

Hoping River is OK!

Sarah said...

awe i love her! she is going to be just fine. she probably commando crawled through something yucky :)

~Mariah~ said...

Thanks everyone. ~;o)