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#171910 - 08/06/11 10:49 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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So I had to google IgA and found this (it is probably things you already know):

One of the newer immunosuppressive agents called mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is also being tested in treating IgA nephropathy.

It was on this site about people:

http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/iganephropathy/

And this sounds interesting, but I can't find a date:

We are looking for purebred German Shepherd Dogs at least 12 months of age from multi-generational family groups. If you are interested in obtaining further information or participating in our study, please contact Dr. Niels GrŁtzner (ngruetzner@cvm.tamu.edu).

http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/gilab/research/iga%20information.shtml
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#171936 - 08/07/11 08:18 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: PositiveDog]
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I have been thinking all day about Max and you mentioned that his breathing during the day became as bad as at night (on the tylan?). So before that, was he getting something during the day that he wasn't at night. Or something that was/is only relatively short acting? It seems odd why his breathing would be worse at night otherwise, if that makes any sense.
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#171946 - 08/07/11 09:42 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: bianca]
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I'm lost - what is stopping treatment from moving forward? Or is there no consensus on treatment?

What about the SIBO?
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#171953 - 08/07/11 10:27 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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Jean, I am lost too...

The tech told me negative for SIBO, but I was treating for it anyway with Tylan. He's become A LOT worse with that treatment.

It could be a drug reaction - this worsening was one reason I pulled it out of his fistula protocol, but I guess he needed it to keep *something* in check. So, he has an advanced case of Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Only it's real advanced I think, compounded by so many other things. Putting together what Plechner and the internal medicine guy said, it sounds like this process, in slow motion:
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~johnb/micro/m130/readings/SepticShock.htm

And I don't know how to address that because nothing I do is working, same with anyone else. I have high hopes for the vit C, I think if it doesn't kill him, it will be REALLY good for him.

I am running out of pred (never thought I would say that!) and called to see if I could get some prednisolone, but she didn't return my call. I have to make sure I have enough on hand if he goes into an Addison's like crisis frown so I am trying to figure out who to change too, I don't know if I can go back to internal guy, but I think I will call and find out.


Bonnie, that study looks interesting - same guy that did the study when Max was young, I should follow up with him, and I need a doc to discuss meds.


Bianca, the nights. I've been thinking about this too! I think it's because he gets his minerals then. His body is working hard to find it's equilibrium, by decreasing calcium and bicarbonate in the body, going very acidic (I think?). That's all I can come up with so far...

Very rough night for both of us last night. He will have to stay home while I go to a dog thing today - very sad!
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#171958 - 08/07/11 10:52 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Lisa, I have none of the knowledge that you do, but I do have to wonder about the various meds Max is on (or off of.)

Could it be possible that there is a battle going on in him due to interactions of the drugs not only with his illness, but against each other?

I had a friend who's husband was very ill (still is) with a chronic lung problem. He was referred to various doctors with different specialties, and each were treating a part of his symptoms.

He slowly got worse until he was referred to OSU - and they set up a team of doctors who worked together instead of separately. The first thing they did was to take him off of everything, then decide together together on the combination of drugs needed. He will not be cured due to the long time lung damage, but his life is much better now.

I wonder if Max needs that. Instead of you taking that role because you have been forced into it while caring for him, he needs one doctor willing to be the center of all treatment.

And it sounds like so far none have stepped up to do that.

I worry for you wearing yourself out trying to pull it all together. I hope this week will bring you and Max both some relief.

hugging
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#171961 - 08/07/11 11:10 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: PositiveDog]
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Originally Posted By: PositiveDog
Could it be possible that there is a battle going on in him due to interactions of the drugs not only with his illness, but against each other?


Yes, absolutely. But with his immunodeficiency, I'm even more afraid now than ever to stop anything frown

Thank you Bonnie, I am very very tired and frustrated, and afraid. I hope this week we can turn a corner.
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#171963 - 08/07/11 11:15 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Ack, I have not been keeping up with this thread and I am SO sorry to hear that Max is not getting better! I know how you feel. hugging

I apologize if I missed this but did he have his lungs x-rayed and, if so, what did they find?
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#171977 - 08/07/11 01:43 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: BowWowMeow]
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I'm just sitting here reading this with fingers crossed crossedfingers for the vitamin C. Is the first injection Monday?

I really hope that both of you can take a deep breath. It doesn't seem like too much to ask.

more best wishes,
MJ

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#171983 - 08/07/11 02:43 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: Mary Jane]
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Sending good thoughts your way. I have been reading, but have been so swamped since DH left that I haven't been able to post much.
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#172086 - 08/08/11 12:11 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: mspiker03]
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Keeping good thoughts for you and Max. Hoping you both have a restful evening.

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