Fighting On

My weight has not been improving yet but my appetite is better now.

However, the ouchies have spread to other parts of my body... and this has gotten my hoomans to worry again.

This may not be the way I want to end the year with, but as in life, there are periods of joy and there are times of tribulation. But the love and pawsitive vibes I felt from my furiends, warmed my little pei heart during these dark days. As the hoomans are juggling between jobs, getting ready for the stork to bring hooman puppy home, and taking good care of me, they would not be able to help me update this blog often enough from now on. However, I promise that I would fight my sickie and be healthy again... but can you please promise me that when I'm back, you will still remember me, Hero the Sharpei.

Happy New Year to everyfurry and may the new year brings you truckload of nommies, houseful of stuffies, endless walkies, pawsome zoomies and most importantly, healthy bodies.

Note from the hooman: Hero has developed new lesions on other parts of his body, especially his scrotum. This may be due to on-going infection by more than one bacteria in the inflamed tissue. As advised, we will be administrating a different class of antibiotic to fight off the infection. I hope that by posting about hero's fight with FSF, apart from creating awareness about this dreadful congenital disease in sharpei, such posts would one day be a source of reference for someone out there searching for an answer to their beloved pei health issues.


Anna the GSD said...

Oh no! that looks so ouchie! Paws crossed for a quick recovery and no new sore spots!! Please take care of yourself! GIANT HUGS!!!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Forget you? How could we possibly ever forget you?!? We'll be waiting to hear how you are doing. In the meantime, take care of yourself. Paws are crossed for you that you get to feeling better (and fatter!) soon!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

ra_husky said...

Oh dear Hero, our thoughts & prayers are with you always:) husky woooos & play boys,

RA & Isis

3 doxies said...

Oh Hero, we could NEVERS EVERS furget you...don't even think such nonsense. I do hopes you gets betters cuz I sure don't likes to think bouts you not feeling good and I knows your parents are so worried bout you. Please knows dat we are thinking and praying furs dis to be overs and you can get back to being HERO!
Welcome to da new baby when it gets heres! What a wonderful thing!


houndstooth said...

Hero, we still have our paws crossed tightly for you! May the New Year bring you health and happiness, and that new little human puppy! Good luck to you and your family, and we won't forget you!


Maggie Mae said...


I am sending you extra puppy prayers to helps you get betters. Happy New Year my furiend. We will be here fur you when ever you have time to update us. We luvs you!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

C said...

oh boy. I had 2 shar pei- one lived to be 16 and was always healthy, though not a pretty-looking dog in old age. The other one, from presumably better blood lines, died at 6 1/2 from amyloid. :( Hero is a really handsome fellow. I hope he gets through this, but it is so scary and there isn't a good answer. I too talked to Vidt and Tintle... way back in the dark days.

Winterdark said...

OK, we're worried too Hero. Sending get better vibes for you, and vibes to your parents and puppy to help them help you.

Snuffles, Bolo

Mango said...

Mango Momma here.

I applaud you for posting about Hero's illness and including photos. You are right that one gift of the internet is to be able to share concerns with other people who are going through the same thing.

This disease looks dreadful and my heart goes out to you. We are all thinking of hero and I am thinking of the humans as well. What a trying time.

I hope that Hero is able to feel the love that surrounds him and am hoping with all my heart for a recovery.

little princess Luna~ said...

HERO~!!!!! :( my little chi heart is broken. i am so worried for you--you are my one and only pawsome hero~!!!! D:
i really REALLY hope you get better SOON--poor poor hero. :((
and don't worry, i would never forget you.


Lola said...

We would never, ever forget Hero. We will throw a party when he's back to blogging, in fact. We really do love him and we're worried about his family, too. You don't have to worry about blogging, but we would so appreciate just a few words about his progress when you can. As a Shar Pei, of course, I appreciate your posting about this, but as a friend I'm just concerned for Hero.

lotsa licks, Lola

Lorenza said...

I will have my paws crossed for you until you come back letting us know you are fully recovered!
I know you are a warrior and you will get rid of that soon!
Take care
Good wishes for the new baby
And Happy New Year to all of you!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Twix said...

Oh, my poor handsome Hero! I am so so sorry that you are having to go through this. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. I am very glad your appetite is better and hopefully you will start to gain your weight back. Maybe you could ask Cheche and Koko to get you some bully sticks....that would help, right?
Sending you all my love,
PS: I could never forget you!

Priscilla said...

Oh dear, my heart goes to you and your family when I saw your ouchies. I know it is never easy for you and your family at the moment of the year but I know you're a tough fighter who will stay strong and keep fighting the diseases.

Our paws and fingers are crossed tightly for you and please don't worry about blogging as it's the least important thing for you to do now with the human puppy coming and all.

We definitely will not forget you and as Lola said, we'd be sure to throw you a big party when you come back!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Oh, Hero! We are so very sorry to learn about your bad sickies! We were not familiar with this disease. We sure have all our paws crossed and are sending all our healing vibes to you. We hope you get healthy soon. Don't worry about your wrinkles and stuff. It's your beautiful spirit we love, not your wrinkles! We'll be here, thinking good thoughts and waiting for you to get better. Good luck, little dude!

Jed & Abby

Aksharaa said...

OH Hero,dear dear Hero,
We promise we will NEVER EVER forget u, not for a few days, never ever.
We love u and will pray for ur health as a new year wish. We feel terrible that u have those lesions.and hope with all our heart those meds work.
dont worry, just get well. u must be up and about to welcome ur lil sis.
We will be waiting for u.

we wish u every thing that u wished for us.
hugs from mummy n wags n licks from us,
ginger, buddy n shadow

Thor said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Hero! Get well soon!

georgia little pea said...

dear hero,

i just saw your post. you still look so poorly :( i'm sorry to hear that the infection has spread.
it must be especially hard for your humans too with the baby coming soon. i know all of you must be very tired and sad.

i hope the new year will bring some good news and better health. if you have the time, please let us know how you're all going with the shortest of posts.

take care, big hugs xox.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

We see a tear in Aunty Diana's eyes. We are so sorry to see you in that condition. It must be painful for you and your humans too. You will be in our thoughts everyday and we pray that your sickie will go away. Please get well soon!!

sprinkles said...

I could NEVER forget you, Hero! I've kept you in my prayers and will continue to do so.

I'm glad your appetite is back, at least that's one little bit of good news. I hope you gain the weight back and be feeling better very, very soon!

Take all the time you need to heal, Hero! We'll all be here when you're ready to come back.

Congrats on the new addition. Happy New Year!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Hero, don't you dare think that any of us could forget you and not come by to see you again. We'll keep our eyes peeled and will watch for all of your posts. Tell your momma and dadda that we wish them well with the birth of their human pup - we'll need photos of the little one, you know☺

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Oh Hero, I do hope you get better soon! Hopefully the new year will bring new health and vigor! And I hope the new baby will be happy and healthy as well!
Post updates when you can, but take care of yourself and know we're all pulling for you...
Love, Laney and Mom

The Thuglets said...

Hero and family... we are sending you lots of pawsative thoughts and as much positve airezen as we can to help you fight this dreadful illness.

You are in our thoughts.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

You are fighting a great battle, Hero, and in this, remember that you carry with you the good thoughts and love of many.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Oh Hero, please gain some weight back. You look thin. We are all purring and purraying for you to get well. We love you and want you to get well!

Lacy said...

w00fs, Hero, me hopes u feels better soon...git ur mama and daddy to give u some hot dog, they is yummmy...

b safe and get well,

Junior and Orion said...

We are still purring for you Hero!! Keep fighting and eat up!!!

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

HI Hero,

My poor furiend, you look really thin...I'm so worried about you and hope you make a full recovery soon. Do you think that maybe you are stressed because the hooman pup is coming and you know things are going to be different? I thought I read that this disease can act up because of stress?? Do the animal docs in your country know how to treat this? I know your hoomans are getting you the best care possible. You let me know if you need anything Hero. We won't forget you. You are one of my original blogging buddies when I first started blogging. You take care and I hope to hear that you are on the mend soon.

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane the way on a good note I turned 9 years old yesterday!! That's really old for my breed.

the booker man said...


dude, there is no way that we would evarrr evarrr forget you in 50 gazillion years!! me and asa and mama continue to put our paws together for you to feel better and beat these sickies. hang in there, buddy! we are sendin' you lots of lovins!

the booker man

Cocorue said...

dear Hero,
we feel so sad seeing you so thin but we have crossed mumster's toes and fingers and our paws and praying that you get through this fast.

dear korkor and cheche,
our hearts go out to you and Hero and we pray that you're looking after yourselves too during this stressful time
lots of prayers and love to both of you and Hero

coco and tiffy and mumster lilian

Anny said...

This is very painful to look at... We have our paws and fingers all crossed for you and home that you will get well soon. You are a real hero to bear with this terrible pain. Our hearts are with you at this trying time.

May the new year bring lots of hope and no pain for Hero.

woofs n licks,
Dommy & Anny

Tracey N. said...

I have just found your blog. I am so sorry Hero is having to go through this, and that you are also going through it with him. I have had Shar Pei for 25+ years and currently have 2 that both suffer with FSF. My boy Maddux has also had the same complications after his fever episodes as Hero has to include STSS and skin sloughing. It is so devastating to deal with for them and their owners. Pei are such wonderful, intelligent animals. They suffer in silence. I know you are doing everything you can for your boy. God Bless you all. I hope 2011 gets better for you.

MadameMoiselle said...

Hero, there is no way we will forget about u. So don't be silly. U are the reason I started blogging and I will be very sad if I don't hear from u anymore. Pls promise us u will update us on your progress as we are extremely concern and we would love to be the first few to know u are doing better. Even if it is only a few lines, we will be happy.

Although the ouchies are spreading, we really hope you are also recovering at the same time. I hope the wound on the hind leg has recovered.

We love you very much and we wish you and your humans all the love and great health all round 2011!

Zelle, serene and Stefan

HoundDogMom said...

We are sending some more drool and Power of the Paw for Hero. It looks really painful and we wish Hero good healing vibes. The HoundDogs

Elizabeth said...

Poor Hero
Buster is very sad that you are not feeling well.
Not to mention the human puppy coming soon

lots and lots of love from
BUSTER and his family

Anonymous said...

Hello, Hero. My furend, Lola, told me about your sickies. Gosh, Hero, I'm ever so sorry that you feel so poorly. But I can tell you're very strong with a fighting spirit. I'm sending you my most pawerful brindle wishes across the miles that you will feel better soon.

Gentle wiggles and wags,

bbes tribe said...

Hero, so Sorry to hear you have the ouchies. They look VERY painful. You are lucky to have so many people who love you so much. We will keep our paws crossed and keep good thoughts for you & your family!! We won't forget you either.
Wags & love

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Hero, please know that we are sending you all our bestest basset vibes.
Much love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Juliette Morgan said...

Hero you are being such a brave boy and you're so loving and loved. Wish the best for you from me and my westie Dougie. Your Mum has 10 commandments that I believe in too.xx

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Juliette Morgan said...

Oh Hero you are adorable, wish you the best and hope you are a bit more up in spirits now.xx

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