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#174726 - 08/22/11 01:21 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: BowWowMeow]
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You're right Ruth, the side effects are so difficult to deal with, on top of such a difficult disease process.

I have some tick herbs here. I might try that route. He's so intolerant though.

I might try pulsing the antibiotics. It's day 5 off of abx that he crashes, so he will be okay for a few days.

I did make a follow-up appt with the internal med guy for Wed, that was before the nosebleed, which I think was part inside this time.

just feelingblue right about now....
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#174745 - 08/22/11 05:51 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Oh Lisa I wish there was an easy answer frown

Would it be worth talking to a chemist (pharmacist) armed with a list of all the different meds/herbs etc Max has been taking? Just to see if something jumps out to them?

Instead of crating Max tomorrow, can you block him into the kitchen or bathroom where there is no carpet perhaps?

I am keeping you both firmly in my thoughts hugging hugging hugging
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#174769 - 08/22/11 09:37 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: bianca]
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Lisa,

Please take care of one doctor's appointment at a time. With your deep knowledge of Max, you will leave him at home safely. I guess you'll be away several hours, but no more than that.

Besides, maybe you can brainstorm with your mother.

Drive carefully,
MJ

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#174770 - 08/22/11 10:03 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: Mary Jane]
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Wish there was more we could do for you and Max- been thinking about you two!
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#174775 - 08/22/11 10:13 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: Natalie559]
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#174779 - 08/22/11 10:40 AM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: Qyn]
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Lisa, I am so sorry!
I would also want to confirm with a chemist how all of the drugs, natural and not, interact.

Beyond that, it's a shot in the dark, but have you ruled out resistant bacteria to doxy? It seems that the dixy could just be holding the bacteria at bay, but not really doing anything to fight it. On drug.com, there is a short list of bacteria resistant to doxy.

Escherichia coli
Klebsiella species
Enterobacter aerogenes
Shigella species
Acinetobacter species
Bacteroides species

I wish I could do more to help your boy!
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#174866 - 08/22/11 06:28 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: unloader]
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hugging

Not what I wanted to read about. I think the idea of just blocking off an area sounds good. Are you able to do that?
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#174872 - 08/22/11 07:29 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: PositiveDog]
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Wanted to stop by and let you know you are both still in our thoughts.

Give Max a kiss on that handsome head of his from me, and here's a hugging to you from me.

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#174874 - 08/22/11 07:40 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: PositiveDog]
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I think yesterday the nose opened up because he likes to "nose around" in the dirt out in the yard. I didn't even think about the possibility of him aggravating the nose bleeding at the time frown

I took a chance today and left him out, and no bleeding when I got home (whew! huge relief!). I was gone about 5 hours, and a bit nervous, and always glad when I come home and find him alive and at the door, and even better today with no blood smile

I am pretty confident that this is not a reaction between medications. I believe that it's either his reaction to the particular meds (if that distinction makes sense), or a reaction of the disease process once the meds hit it.

Michael, I think you are probably right. I was looking the other day, and the type of bacteria that is able to create endotoxins, which are so damaging, and are emitted when bacteria are killed, seem to be primarily Gram negative (?), and those aren't covered by doxy. The internal med guy mentioned that "these guys" often get some nasty strains of E. Coli (which makes me think of UConnGsd's Wolfie). I know that his head stuff seems to only respond to things like Cipro or Azithromycin. My hope is that he doesn't need doxy in addition to whatever, he doesn't do so well without doxy, but maybe it's just because we haven't hit the right combination. I will be sure to talk about this list with the internal med guy on Wed!

Originally Posted By: Mary Jane
Besides, maybe you can brainstorm with your mother.


rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

I wasn't going to comment on this, but I've thought about this several times a day, and it's given me such a chuckle each time....Mom is at that point in her life where she just doesn't want to think much anymore, and my dogs to her are more of annoyance than anything, so I am just enjoying this comment. It would have been nice though!

Tonight is training. Either tonight, or next week is the last week. For him, it's pretty low key, since we ask so little of him. I will take him tonight, let him get some fresh air. Each week I'm nervous for a different reason...I am really really really really really really really really really (yes, really!) hoping that we can turn some corner at some point!
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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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#174884 - 08/22/11 08:31 PM Re: ultrasound for the heart?/adrenals? SIBO? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Roll on Wednesday hugging
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