He also has a new godmother, Mo, a blogging friend of mine who also has Addison's disease. Yes, humans get this too; someone mentioned to me that President John F. Kennedy had it. I encourage you to visit Day by Day With the Addison Girl to learn more about how this disease affects humans.
After this week-long ordeal, I am glad that
Given the alternative, I am content to be the one in our family with the chronic illnesses that aren't so easily recognized, understood or treated.
It was stressful going through the diagnostic process over this past week with my pup. I know it is easier for me to be sick than for me to watch someone else I love be sick.
I'm amazed how many illnesses both humans and animals have in common.
Isn't it interesting how my experiences in the medical and veterinary systems of care parallel each other? You know, weird symptoms, trips to the ER, misdiagnoses, not getting better, needing to see another doctor/vet, etc., etc., etc.
I find it ironic that the emergency vet clinic, which actually sees a high volume of pets with Addison's and has an Addison's expert on staff, wasn't able to properly diagnose Theodor.
I wonder...do chronic ill people pick out chronically ill pets because they are in tune with such things?
You live with chronic illness. Is someone else in your home living with chronic illness too? Share your story in a comment below.