Update on Emma Rudert and her Liver Disease…

May 30th, 2012 - 4:04 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Emma’s Liver Lovers…

Well, I want to update the residents about our Emma.  Today, Emma ended her first course of steroids and metronidazole accompanied by a dose of water pills.  She is also on Milk Thistle and a Denosyl pill specifically for the liver.

Here is Emma in her office cubicle.  She is still reporting to work.

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She is doing pawsome.  She did fantastic on the medications and her vet has suggested that we keep her on the same regiment for awhile longer, (after he pushed the biopsy again).  Really?

I agreed and picked up her refills.

She has been back on her liver formula food and barking for and eating very good.

Emma is still retaining fluid in her abdomen which is not a good sign.

So, there is our Emma’s update and I will continue to keep the residents posted.  Thanks to everyone who has e-mailed and asked about her.  Also, another thanks to those of you who were so kind with your gracious compliments after you read the cover story on our Emma in the Bugler.  I was very proud and thrilled to showcase her to the Bugler readership.

Well, it is about 4am and I am sleepless.  I am going to go google water retention for the umpteenth time.

More loving livers later….Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. lois lema
    May 30th, 2012 | 8:04 am

    emma is tough. resilient. glad to hear she is holding her own. same for you.

    no need for a biopsy…it would tell you what? she has liver issues? like you aren’t aware of that. no need for the pain.

    make her happy, spoil her & enjoy. such is life.

  2. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    May 30th, 2012 | 8:11 am

    I can’t stop thinking about Emma and was going to e-mail you soon. I’m so happy to hear this news. The liver is one tough organ. I hope the meds continue to work for her. Good job Mom!

  3. Mary
    May 30th, 2012 | 9:13 am

    AW, bless her heart!! It would appear that Emma is workin’ flat out:)! Thanks for the update, Cat–I check in on her daily…

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

  4. May 30th, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Glad the medications are working for Emma. We have been worried about here too!

  5. Bruce
    May 30th, 2012 | 10:01 am

    Hurray, Emma! You are taking such wonderful care of her and it shows. Napoleon and Sophie send tons of drool and love to all of you!

  6. MaureenandSlinky
    May 30th, 2012 | 11:16 am

    This is wonderful news. Cat, is there anything I can help with? Do you need help with the cost of Emma’s medications? You do so much for other hounds, can’t we do something for you and Emma?

  7. carol
    May 30th, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Sounds like Emma is feeling better. There is no need to biopsy the liver. There are less invasive tests that can be done. Like a sonogram, a scan. Best wishes to Emma.

  8. Gabrielle
    May 30th, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    Cat, What wonderful news and lots of kisses and belly rubs for this special little girl. What a wonderful Mom you are!!! I am sure the Mayor is also well pleased! Love you ALL!

  9. Cat
    May 30th, 2012 | 6:58 pm

    Oh no Maureen – All is in the budget for the kids health. You are very sweet to ask. We love you…

  10. May 31st, 2012 | 6:45 am

    Emma–just want to send you my love and good wishes! Be strong girl–sending you basset-power good thoughts!

  11. Candy and Bailey
    May 31st, 2012 | 7:15 pm

    Glad to hear Emma is responding well. Now, if Mom, grandma and the Mayor can just stop worrying. We all love you.

  12. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    June 1st, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    So glad to hear Emma is doing ok! Just saw the Bugular Cover & story on Emma, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COVER STORY!!!! That is absolutely my favorite photo of Emma. Keep us posted on our girl, she is soooo strong! Love you, pls let me know if there is anything you need.

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