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

October 6, 2008


I'm not sure if I have mentioned Clayton's cough. He's had it for awhile and I've taken him to the vet for it twice. The last time they did chest x-rays, which were negative, and the vet didn't feel it was a serious condition. When I mentioned to her that the cough pretty much went away when he was on prednisone for his meningitis she found that very interesting, but didn't go so far as prescribing it. Anyway, his cough has gotten a little worse and Phillip suggested we try a short-course of low-dose prednisone, for a week or so. I know, I know, he's not a vet, but in matters medical I defer to his judgment. So the cough is a little better, but more interesting is that Clayton has become positively frisky! When I get home he not only howls but now he jumps up on my leg! And when it's time to go out he practically jogs out to the woods. And his tail, which is always wagging anyway, is now going non-stop. This has not been his reaction to prednisone in the past, and a chat with the vet is in order. Meantime I love seeing this 14 going on 10 year old little boy!