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#171062 - 08/02/11 12:17 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Thank you so much ladies, I am so hoping that today brings something to be happy about.

The appointment isn't until 3pm West Coast time, that gives me time to get together some of his info. I have to call my regular clinic, as of yesterday, they hadn't faxed his info.

Hormone results, think I'll shoot off an email in a bit.

Please, please, please...hoping for *something* today!
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#171065 - 08/02/11 12:29 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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**tears of happiness**

I can't read the pdf well on my phone, but just like Plechner predicted, high estrogen, low IgA (he even predicted the number). Oh yes, there is something we can fix, I hope, I hope!

Will post the full report when I get to the laptop.
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#171066 - 08/02/11 12:41 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
**tears of happiness**


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#171071 - 08/02/11 01:03 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: Mary Jane]
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smile , thank you MJ!

Okay, these links should bring up the report.

I'm also including his results from an IgA study done in 2006, I thought Jean would find that particularly interesting, since she participated in this too.

We will have to repeat the Plechner results at some point, so there is no "#2" yet...


Plechner Results #1, 2011
http://tinyurl.com/3lzuwve


TAMU Results, 2006
http://tinyurl.com/3tr5u3k


Btw, those thyroid numbers, he's already on replacement at .7mg BID, a touch under the recommended amount for his weight. Increasing the numbers brings distress, but clearly he's not utilizing that.


Edited by MaxaLisa (08/02/11 01:23 PM)
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#171074 - 08/02/11 01:27 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Also wondering how you and Max are doing today.
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#171076 - 08/02/11 01:46 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: Woodreb]
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Originally Posted By: Woodreb
Also wondering how you and Max are doing today.


Johanna, I think we must have been typing at the same time.

It looks like we have something to fix:

Plechner Results, 2011
http://tinyurl.com/3lzuwve


The theory about the low IgA, common in GSDs, is that when it is low, they cannot absorb things through their mucous membranes, which includes nutrients and medicines.

Dr. Plechner said something about hydrocortisone injections, rather than the oral meds, at first. I haven't talked to him yet. Our appt with the vet for this is on Thursday. I will keep this appointment today, I need a vet familiar with Max, now, and in the future. I don't know how long it will take to get Max out of the woods with this, though Plechner did mention it would take a couple of weeks before we noticed that Max is starting to feel better.

I guess the journey, this journey at least, is just beginning....
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Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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#171086 - 08/02/11 02:17 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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OH Lisa, fingers and paws crossed here for Max.

Just remember steroids when really needed and used properly are a godsend.
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#171091 - 08/02/11 02:24 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Agree with Val - steroids can be a godsend. Keeping all fingers crossed that this is the solution, Lisa. I know how badly you want Max to feel better.
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#171106 - 08/02/11 03:11 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: Kris]
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I'm so relieved that this is fixable!
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#171144 - 08/02/11 07:46 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? ticks? [Re: LJsMom]
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Looks like a plan may be starting to come together. crossedfingers for you and Max.
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