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#181618 - 09/16/11 01:25 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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LOL, yes, we keep posting at the same time!

I wub that picture by the fence - always!

Yes, they will look "sunk in", and pred will cause more muscle wasting with the bony skull, and it will break your heart. Some whey protein might help support the muscle through this, I don't know. Goat whey, hemp whey? This is also the look of an ehrlichia dog, though many things (including pred), can cause this. Remember, it's a necessary evil.

I had to up Max's pred dose, so I'm battling with the necessary evils too, but, so far, we are not going immune suppressive doses, which are needed for Kelso.

Funny, isn't it. For immune suppression, you give immune suppressive dosages? That's to stop the immune mediated damage, but I also find it odd and try not to think about it too hard.

Do try to get some sleep!
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#181619 - 09/16/11 01:28 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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I am praying for your boy, I hope he gets well soon.

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#181620 - 09/16/11 02:09 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: Emjworks05]
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Thank all of you so much for the support hugging
Glad to see you around these parts Kelly..come visit Kelso while he is most likely NOT to pummel you smile heheh, Though I can't guarantee Allie won't do it in his place smile for fun

Lisa, I can't thank you enough, thinking of Max as well.
I noticed the pre-op labs but was thinking with an elevated BUN and slightly bumped up Crt with low Na+ that it was probably a fasting lab thing (dehydrated)- had not had anything to drink since midnight deal. A few bags of normal saline should have fixed it right up! (I think he did have fluids during the surgery)

Guess one day at at time for now until labs next week!

thank you guys again. I am expecting the worst and hoping for the best at this point as Kelso just isn't himself, he perks up for a few minutes, but still is really not like Kelso 2 weeks ago. He is trying so hard paw

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#181621 - 09/16/11 04:10 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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Steph adding my thoughts and prayers for handsome Kelso hugging
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#181623 - 09/16/11 04:12 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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hugging hugging hugging hugging hugging hugging

Sick as he is, Kelso's still as handsome as ever.

FWIW when Ringer was so sick with Lupus the vet originally had him on 80mg of pred a day which put him into remission (he was weaned off the pred slowly). A couple months later the symptoms returned and that time they used a course of Azathioprine to control it (he stayed in remission after this). The side effects of Azathioprine weren't nearly as harsh as they were with the pred, in fact I can't recall any obvious side effects from it.

Keeping you all in my prayers!!!

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Edited by arycrest (09/16/11 04:17 AM)
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#181644 - 09/16/11 05:28 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: arycrest]
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This is the first thing I read today. Hoping Kelso and you can get some good rest time to aid recovery.
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#181655 - 09/16/11 08:24 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: Qyn]
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Checking in on you guys.

Any of your fellow DO friends have any ideas either? I didn't say much because I am not exactly sure what is wrong with him and don't know enough to hazard a guess - and I figure you know any of this stuff that I MIGHT have a clue about!

Edited by JeanKBBMMMAAN (09/16/11 08:26 AM)
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#181675 - 09/16/11 09:42 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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Yes, I am lurking...I am not going far, in case there is news...and you are not calling....I think I am calling YOU today to see if you or Dan need help. He is home today right? Hope still on the up swing. AND yes I will come see him, just give me a time. Maybe take Allie for a walk??? How do you use those smily faces...I forget, insert one here.....
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#181677 - 09/16/11 09:49 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: DaisyShadow]
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I hope you guys can find some answers! Frustrating! But Kelso is still hunky as ever!! Hugs!! hugging
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#181680 - 09/16/11 09:53 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: DaisyShadow]
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More good thoughts that Kelso will be feeling better soon.

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