The Daily Digital Photo
Chronicling the life of Clayton and Spenser, with memories of Scooter

January 1, 2008

Happy New Year! I was planning to regale you with an appropriately festive photo, but things got in the way yesterday. At about 3pm, Phillip noticed Clayton arching his back. This is the first sign of the rare autoimmune disorder he has which has reared its ugly head three times since 2001. The treatment is prednisone over several months. We waited two hours to see how it would progress and sure enough, he was in considerable pain and his symptoms were a perfect match, so we started the prednisone at about 5pm and by 7pm he was able to walk up the steps to the doggy door himself, a significant improvement. All I can say is, "phew!" Phillip will talk to Clayton's neurologist this week and I will let you know what happens. But in the meantime he is doing well, came down the stairs this morning by himself and scarfed down his breakfast.

Phillip joins me in wishing all of you good health and happiness in 2008!