May 2007

My name is Kody Bear and I'm a five year old tweenie dachshund.  I guess you could say I'm a pretty spoiled little guy and I'm very much loved by my family, especially my mama!
I haven't had the easiest time in my life so far with a couple of surgeries and lots of medications to try and help me.  I seem to be allergic to everything under the sun.  I want you to know that there is this real nice lady that I've been seeing quite a bit over the last year or two.  Everyone calls her Dr. C.  She is a little thing like me so she doesn't scare me.  She has some great people at her place too, but the guys scare me,especially the real tall guy that they call Iaon.  Well, anyway, this past year has been the worst. I haven't been able to go outside and play because I get big red bumps and start itching like crazy.  Dr. C had been doing everything for me that she could think of and that mama could afford.  I finally got on meds to desensitize me from the allergens and things started to look up until I started hacking and sneezing and coughing until it was hard to breathe.  Time for another visit to the nice Dr. C.  She wasn't sure what was going on, but she performed some tests and found out that I have asthma.  Now mama says that I have to take this medication for the rest of my life.  I really don't mind because I get it crushed up in a spoonful of applesauce everyday. 
A couple of weeks ago I got to go outside for the first time in a VERY long time.  It was fantastic!  I got to play with my most favorite toy in the world, my ball.  You should have seen me.  I could be a soccer star.   Air Bud, watch out, cause here I come! :-)   I just want to say THANKS to Dr. C and her staff for taking such great care of me!
Your friend,
Kody Bear