Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What is Gout Anyway?

gout - an acute, recurrent disease characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, chiefly those in the feet and hands, and esp. in the great toe, and by an excess of uric acid in the blood.

I had to take Eddie to the doctor this morning as he was in much pain and his right foot was so swollen he could not wear his shoe. He hobbled into the doctors office and had to get a shot and was given a round of Prednisone. He is not a happy camper. This is similar to Eddie's current outlook:

6 comments:

GingerJar said...

Dang...and they don't tell you how very painful this can really be! Hope it gets better soon.

Susan said...

Poor Eddie...my mom has bouts of it...mostly when she has surgery..it's very very painful!

Lynda said...

Well, it doesn't sound like fun at all!

Aleta said...

I'm so sorry... my dad has gout and I've never understood it that well. Thanks for the definition. By the way, what causes gout??

Amanda K said...

Poor Eddie! My grandpa had gout so badly and it was hard to see him not be able to do things he used to do. Hopefully you guys have caught it in time that you can treat it and it won't handicap him so much! Gout is hard.

Megan said...

Ouch!!