Monday, June 1, 2009

When it rains, it pours...

Poor Biloxi! My baby brother has just been diagnosed with "eosinophilic granuloma", commonly referred to as "rodent ulcers". I feel very sad for him because his upper lip is swollen and red. My mom took him to the Vet 2 weeks ago and the Vet thought Biloxi had a tooth root abcess so Biloxi has been on antibiotics for the past few weeks. But, his mouth wasn't getting much better so my mom took him back to the Vet today. That's when we got the bad news. It appears this condition results from a weak immune system and is often a reaction to some allergy. There is no cure. Today, Biloxi got a shot of steroids to help treat his symptoms. My mom is pretty upset. She is trying to research more about this condition so we can help treat Biloxi. While my mom does the research online, I feel like maybe I should try to help out too. So, I'm gonna make sure my favorite brother gets to sleep without me interrupting him for the next week. That should make him heal faster! We can get back to playing when he feels better.

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