Can you tell that I have loss weight? My appetite has not been good coz I'm having a bad sickie.
My hind legs hurt and I'm feeling awful.
I wish the ouchies will go away soon.
I don't want any pressies for Christmas this year... all I want is for Santa to take away my sickies.
Note from the hooman: Familial sharpei fever (FSF) has been well documented as a serious congenital disease in sharpei breed and with each attack, it can lead to other complications such as amyloidosis and mucin infection (hyaluronosis). Hero had an attack recently and unfortunately, this time, complications set in and resulted in mucin infection on his hind legs. This is when the damaged blood vessels and skin tissues (mucin) on the swollen leg breaks apart with blood and pus oozing out, due to the damaged mucin attracting neutrophils. I would like to thank Dr. Linda J.M. Tintle (whom has been doing extensive research on FSF in Wurtsboro NY) for her insightful correspondence on hero's condition and any error herein is mine.
The treatment for infection and damage to the blood vessels from the FSF auto inflammatory reaction is by corticosteroids and antibiotics. However, prescription of such steroids will shrink hero's muzzle and he may lose his wrinkles. A small price to pay for recovering his health, which is priceless.