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We keep our posts family friendly, so let’s call Typhoon’s latest medical issues a pain in the rear (though you’re free to think what you want).
Typhoon’s medical issues are legendary with food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, and other fun things. His latest issue was an infection that developed in a sensitive area. Let’s just say it was located at the end of the digestive track. That has required a change in his medications and some poking and prodding in places that shouldn’t be poked and prodded. The good news is everything seems to be working and we are well on our path to full recovery. The bad news is His Grumpiness is extra grumpy, but we’re giving him a wee bit of sympathy for it.
For those newer to our stories or who may have forgotten the details, Typhoon has quite the history of digestive issues. At first, we thought he was simply a picky eater and tried all the tricks in the book (raw food, certain meats, certain foods, soups, stews, supplements, etc.). We also tried the old “He’ll eat when he gets hungry” routine.
None of it worked. At one point several years ago, we nearly lost him as his weight dropped to around 38 pounds. We were finally able to diagnose him with a severe case of irritable bowel syndrome plagued with numerous food allergies. He also has a poorly structured small intestine (that’s as pleasant as we can describe it) which limits his ability to properly absorb nutrition. In short, he is a digestive mess.
We started him on a rigorous medical regime that continues to this day with minor tweaks as needed. That includes the daily pill taking episodes which can be quite funny (yeah, we tried all the pill taking tricks too, but now just go the old fashioned route – a bonding experience for Hu-Dad and the Little Prince). We joke, as we do about many things, calling him the Little Curmudgeon and His Grumpiness, but part of that is dealing with the medical issues.
Today he hovers between 45 and 50 lbs, a normal but slightly low weight for his frame. The latest issue was just another issue—one in a long line of issues. The good news is he’s feeling much better and back to wreaking havoc with his bestest buddy Roscoe P.
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