Daisy and I got back from the vet yesterday, and wish we had
some news about what could be causing Daisy's hearing loss.
I walked away from her appointment with more questions
than ever after her visit.
Daisy is usually seen by a great doctor, who used to be
Penny's old doctor. However, when we arrived at the vet,
we were told Daisy couldn't be seen by this doctor, even
though we had an appointment with her! Instead, we were
seen by a doctor who seemed to be more concerned about
Daisy getting another teeth cleaning, than focusing
on what could be causing her hearing loss
The doctor looked in her ears, and said, "Well, because she is
tired all the time, and because she suddenly lost her hearing,
she probably has a brain tumor and there is not a lot we can
do." She drew some blood, and said she would get back
to me with the results, and had nothing
else to say!
I immediately called Daisy's real doctor, and told her what
had happened. She got back to me pretty quickly, and told me
the staff was supposed to let me know that she wouldn't be able
to see Daisy yesterday. Instead, they told me we wouldn't
be able to see Daisy's original doctor ever again!
That's quite a mix up to tell a patient.
Anyway, the doctor told me she would make sure this kind of
thing would not happen again, and let me know that from now on,
she will be the only doctor seeing Daisy if that's
what I choose. Whew!
Just for thought, I don't think Daisy has a brain tumor.
Penny had a brain tumor, and her symptoms were extreme.
I think the chances are pretty low that I would have two sexy
young pugs, both get brain tumors. Doesn't seem that likely
to me. Daisy still can't hear anything right now, and is
shaking her head a lot. I think she might have an
inner ear infection, that can only be seen by
"Don't worry, I'm Okay. I didn't really enjoy having a
thermometer put in my butt though. I feel like having a snack.
Run over to Denny's and see what the special is today."
In the meantime, I have stopped the ear medication I was told
to use in Daisy's ears, and am hoping for a little improvement.
Who knows, maybe the ear ointment caused some of her hearing
loss. Daisy is in good spirits, and seems to be pretty
comfortable right now, so I'm sure she will be okay.
I also found out from the doctor today, the blood work taken
yesterday shows Daisy having a low thyroid level. We are looking
into it further to see why her thyroid is low, and what
we can do about it.
We will keep you posted!